At 07:50 02/07/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Robert Bacal writes
>>My contention, however is that a) there are no universal values,
>May I offer that there are some. Moreover they may be genetically passed
>to us. For instance, people universally seek belonging to some community
>and assume some responsibility to support that community. This action
>indicates that there is a universal value in community.
Remembering that universal values must, by definition apply to each human
being, I would be interested in your list of human values that cross
cultures, geography, etc, and where there are NO exceptions in the human
BTW, I think we need to be careful about talking about genetically encoded
values, since, if we consider, let's say valuing food as a "value", then
we must deal with the question of mosquitos, and spiders and flowers
having values, which seems to me somewhat stretching <grin>.
It doesn't sound like you are advocating such a position, but I thought I
would add the comment anyway.
Robert Bacal, CEO, Institute For Cooperative Communication
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