The Perfect Moral System

This is what we could expect with a perfect moral system:

#1.  It universally and objectively applies to all sentient life.

#2. Its foundation is based in truth, not myth.

#3. It will change as the practitioners of the system grow and learn.


#1:  Universally and objectively applies to all sentient life.

Life, statistically, is quite common in the universe.  By life, we mean the vast spectrum of replicating biochemical processes.  That definition will be addressed in another entry.  Sentient will also be addressed, but a rudimentary definition would be a living thing that can supersede its purely reactive and sensory construct, to willfully act in a way that is contrary to the basic life goals, or more directly, capable of willful suicide.

It would be idiotic to assume that humans are the only sentient beings in the galaxy, or planet for that matter.  Many other species have been documented using tools, passing the mirror dot test, and committing suicide.  Let us also understand that humans are not overly developed in comparison to many other species.  Humbly, recall that we still use fire to make cars move.  We still kill one another over contested mates, contrived currency, or various plants.  Much like bonobos and chimpanzees do.  I’d kindly refer you to a fantastic talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

This moral system should apply to elephants as much as humans.  It should apply to dolphins as much as inter-dimensional extraterrestrials.  It should apply to the Oracles.

Debate is always welcome, but to satisfy the three rules, the following is proposed.

#1.  By virtue of existence, sentient life has the right to their independent sentience.  That should not be controlled or impeded.  It may be positively influenced, insofar that the species is not given access to technology that they would otherwise attain after massive paradigm shifts in their society.

#2.  To propagate a lie is unethical.  To hide truth is not inherently wrong.  If lying is required as an act of self-preservation, choose truth over life.  In an instance of superposition, duality, or probability, stating one plausible outcome is not a lie.

#3.  The ultimate goal of sentient life is to adapt wholly to the totality of environments to maximize its chances of survival at a universal scale.  A perfectly adapted species would supersede dimensions, time, space, probability.  It would do this necessarily, or be obliterated by the various natural ends to their planet, galaxy, or universe.  Thus, for the preservation of sentience, attaining this omnipotence is a necessity.

#4.  This irrefutable morality can, and must, be refuted.  It must be revised and adapted.  It is a hypocrisy.  It is in a state of superposition.  It is both perfect and imperfect.


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