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Paragraph "In any society, actual behavior patterns diverge.." deleted as not relevant to morals as construct/in definition. Whilst I like the first sentence I couldn't leave it standalone. The remainder, in my opinion, is of the class "this [subjectively classed] group of people (pundits) definitely do [semi-subjectively classed] action (pose politically)", which strikes me as unnecessary/POV. mr happyhour 18:10 04 AUG 06
The section on Evolution seems to imply that natural selection favors a single kind of morality. Perhaps it would help to cite current scholarship indicating that it actually produced moral diversity (as it produced diversity of blood-type and sex). Such citations can be found in that article.188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:57, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
I propose that the section on Moral codes be merged with Ethical codes. Including these here is going to make the associated terms very muddy. Of course, you can find sources who use the terms "morality", "ethics", and "values" interchangeably. But doing so on Wikipedia without any explanation is just going to confuse many people and contribute to making the terms meaningless. Sets of rules clearly fall into the realm of value systems and it's no problem sourcing them as such. Since "ethics" can both mean the branch of philosophy that covers moral philosophy as well as the connotation of a set of rules, these can also be placed in the Ethical codes article without problem. Yes, there will be people who argue that these are "moral codes" as well, but I suggest it is more useful to not call these rule sets three different things (four if you lump them into deontological ethics as well). Airborne84 (talk) 19:47, 18 March 2014 (UTC)