Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Baby Morality

Scientists at the Infant Cognition Center at Yale have been researching whether infants are born with a sense of right and wrong. Increasingly, the evidence seems to be that they do! Check out this demonstration of the testing method....

Man, that Square makes me so mad! Lol. I'd love to try this with Henry when he gets slightly older!

-t

1 comment:

aaronorear said...

I dunno...in some of those clips it looks like the researcher forced the card. The kid looks at the "bad" puppet, then as soon as she looks at the "good" puppet, the bad one is taken away. (This is especially apparent with the stuffed cats.) I'd like to think it's true, but the clips shown seem a bit rigged.

Of course if it's true that babies have an innate morality it would lend credence to the moral argument for the existence of God.