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The Two Greatest Inventions In The History of Mankind

The two greatest inventions in the history of mankind are the scientific method and the rule of law.

Both are designed to leverage for our mutual benefit the “flaw” of reason that allows us to see the speck in each other’s eyes while remaining blind to the log in our own.

Both lift all boats by raising the tide of human understanding.

The first yields technologies that improve the quality and longevity of life.

The second yields social standards that improve “liberty and justice for all.”

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The irony is that it has taken a century for sociologists like Haidt, et al, to only begin to understand what the Founders already knew and applied so well in their statecraft. The Founders were haunted by the long history of brittle Republics of the past as chronicled by the likes of Livy and Tacitus. Indeed, if you were to read Haidt’s text then venture to read Madison’s Federalist 10 you would realize there is very little that Haidt learned in his extensive sociological studies that the Founders didn’t already divine from their deep reading of history.

From Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump, and the Perils of Unexamined Political Rage by ForeFare Davis, August 20, 2015

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An Interpretation of Jonathan Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory

This sidebar lists a series of posts which together make up an essay relating Moral Foundations Theory to today's politics, and even a little history, as viewed through The Independent Whig's six-foundation moral lens.


Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Moral Foundations


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