I think that the commonly held position is that the source of morality is reason. That is, man is a rational being and morality is encouraged because it's beneficial for everyone. I've been thinking, however, that it might be the result of some sort of an evolutionary psychology. Certainly, morals change with time and from culture to culture but most of us would feel, for example, that going around killing innocents for no good reason is wrong. Perhaps these are not social values but something inherent to us. Kids, for example, sometime have some sort of a primitive conception of morality even if not exposed to other things. They just KNOW it's wrong if someone punches them in the face. If we didn't have at least a vague conception of what's right and wrong, a normal, functioning society could not exist. Antisocials and those who oppose that have been over time left out because that is simply an undesired genetic trait - if everyone was like that, society would be doomed (and humans must have a society to survive). I know that was somewhat conufsed... but what are your opinions?