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Book: The Righteous Mind

  • Groups create supernatural beings not to explain the universe but to order their societies

  • Apart from harm and fairness, disgust and disrespect are also a basis of morality

  • It could be that we use reason and rationalization to justify what we want emotionally

  • People are repulsed even by harmless taboo acts

    • When asked to justify their repulsion, they couldn’t justify their reasons