Evolution Of Society 's Social Values

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Moral Decline “…Any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience, as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well developed…” (Wiker). Ten million years ago, the first single cell organism was formed and millions of years later it evolved into a complex, multi-cellular organism. Evolution is one of Man’s greatest assets; it has enabled us to survive the harshest environments and provided us with the abilities to beat the odds. Mankind evolves in various ways, psychologically, physically and technologically. But very few are aware of the evolution of society’s social values. “…I have been bewildered by the rapid degeneration of our American society. Half-century ago, we were a decent people…but by 1990…we had become aware that something was seriously wrong.” (Shlichta). How civilization views and interprets ethics and morals changes as we advance with time; the importance of the morality is at a decline, and will continue on a downward spiral as civilization advances.
What are morals? How can one define the meaning of morality? Often the answers of those questions could easily be found online. Dictionaries would define Morality as the “principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.” (The Oxford Dictionary). Different sources would have slightly different definition, but what all those sources have in common is their relation of morality to right and…
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