depend on accurate information, lying causes a decrease in needed functionality and reduces the group's chances of achieving their goals. To use one of Lockes examples, an idea of a leopard as a beast with spots would be confused. For Lockes project to succeed he needed to show that Jesus provided his original followers with sufficient evidence that he was a legitimate messenger from God. It is also our nature to see that which harms us as being bad and wrong.
Through fear, we often abridge our own accountability to ethical reasoning in favor of the quick and the easy. Arguments that seemed kooky just a decade ago have reentered the mainstream. If we are persistent in being mindful of justice and virtue in our living, we take care that the auguries we manifest in even our smallest behaviors will foretell of a future worth living. Appeals to fear and the surety of talking points have come more frequently than appeals to due diligence in gaining real knowledge through the critical examination of our own understandings. The habit of living the examined life is a fundamental staple of a life worth living. Simple ideas combine to form complex ideas. Darwin continually emphasized the difference between his two great and separate accomplishments: establishing the fact of evolution, and proposing a theorynatural selectionto explain the mechanism of evolution.