Researchers believe that much of our moral judgment can be explained by our innate sense of disgust. People who react more strongly to unpleasant things such as roaches or dog poop are also more likely to hold strong views on theft, censorship and abortion. "What if our moral judgments are driven ... not [by] divine commandment or inductive reasoning, but simply [by] whether a situation, in some small way, makes us feel like throwing up?" asks Drake Bennett.
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