Lograh (lograh) wrote,
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parsimonious morals // linkage

so, I visit MeFi right before heading out, and I see an entry linking to this morality survey, by the same people who did the religion survey I think I linked to some time ago (turns out they have lots of philosophical surveys).

My Moral Parsimony Score is 84% (average = 66%). What's more interesting is the breakdown in the categories:

Geographical Distance 100% (average = 73%)
Family Relatedness 100% (average = 57%)
Acts and Omissions 34% (average = 59%)
Scale 100% (average = 75%)

The percentages indicate how much it matters in my moral framework, in an inverse way. Thus, the only thing of those four that matter to me is acts/omissions. Which makes sense. I don't care who you are, where you are, if you're related to me, or how many of "you" there are. I do, however, place a lot of weight on if you "do" something vs. if you "fail to do" something.

I think I like this one better than their religion survey. Some of the questions on the religion one I somewhat mis-read/interpreted, here they were (for me, anyway) less tricky. 'Course, this could simply be because my morals are more deterministic than my religion.

man, I love the stuff on MeFi.
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