Evolution created morals
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I would like to build upon and refine the definitions you provided. Additionally, I would like to specify that when I argue about "morals" I am referring to the sense of morality as defined below.
Evolution - The descent of different species from a common ancestor over many generations. 
Morality - a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons 
Sense of Morality - The feelings we have about the morality of our actions
I await your argument.
As well you say if it is passed down genetically does that mean if you're father and mother hate gore in movies does that mean you would. Also morality itself is also evolving at a rapid pace because of the Information Age and it is also more basic today as the Information age made it so and also the Geneva conventions and the U.n
I do not argue that that feeling comes from evolution but how it's initiated is what I am talking about if that is what you were debatong then I will happily oblige and debate with you.
My opponent misunderstands what evolution implies. Variations within a species always occur, and do not demonstrate that a certain trait is not hereditary. The important information regarding heredity is not minor variations within a species, but common features shared by the majority of the population. While many humans have differing feelings on certain issues, most humans generally share much in common in terms of their beliefs about whether it is good to kill, lie, steal, etc.
With that said, here are my arguments.
Point One: Evidence of cooperative behavior as natural to the human mindset is found in early humans.
Point Two: Evidence of cooperative behavior as natural to the brain is found in human's evolutionary ancestors.
Point Three: Cooperative behavior inevitably leads to the development of moral faculties.
Conclusion: Our sense of morality has evolutionary origins.
I can provide specific quotations if necessary, but they are found in the books listed below.
Fukuyama, Francis, and Francis Fukuyama. "The State of Nature." The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman times to the French Revolution. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 29,30. Print.
Waal, F. B. M. De, and Stephen Macedo. "Introduction." Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton UP, 2006. Xii,xiii. Print.
Fisher, Len. "Let's Get Together." Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life. 124. Print.
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