Thus, we can say in the case of these two mechanisms, the dog and the Ford car, that:
Pressing horn button produces honk.
Stepping on tail produces yelp.
We see, therefore, that when we begin to correlate what we actually observe, without introducing any of our inherited preconceptions, we can treat a dog with the same dispassionate objectivity which we are accustomed to use when dealing with Ford cars or radio sets.
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Why are people any different? After all, a conscience is simply a programmed response to behaviors one does not normally engage in (page 185). There is no objective moral truth, and thus your offense at my ancestor's murder of women and children reveals that you are not of a scientific disposition as you are unable to remove yourself emotionally from the situation or disconnect from petty and restraining value systems such as patriotism. What does it matter if I am a traitor to particular set of socially constructed normative claims?