Babies: Born to be Good?
**Thursday October 25, 2012 AT 8:00 PM on CBC-TV **
BABIES: BORN TO BE GOOD? is a lively look at the moral trajectory of children from the first months of life onward. Blending scientific research and scenes of children playing in their own environments, the documentary reveals that children seem to have a moral sense from the very the get-go . . .
We look at the influence of culture on lying and truthfulness,-- (and what is an acceptable white lie) – as children try to navigate the fine line between the two, learning how to solve one of the big moral questions that adults face everyday . . .
Morality is absolutely fundamental to our life, it covers just about every span of human endeavour, every aspect of day to day interaction. And if we want to see where our moral instinct comes from **studying babies gives us insight into human nature before it gets tainted & corrupted by culture **. . .
I’m not sure if it lasts because I remember being quite the little savage in early elementary school. :o
But I would say there is no such thing as a bad baby.
‘The Nature of Things’ Science Show Host:
Suzuki received his BA in Biology from Amherst College of Massachusetts in 1958, and his Ph.D in Zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961 . . .
He was a professor in the genetics department (stated in his book Genethics: The Ethics of Engineering Life, 1988) at the University of British Columbia for almost forty years (from 1963 until his retirement in 2001), and has since been professor emeritus at a university research institute.
David Suzuki is sort of like the Canadian Carl Sagan.