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Is conscience learned or innate?

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an innate conscience, one that has always been there, given to us by God... many do believe this, as its such a powerful tool, it concludes our morality, and therefore only somebody with omnipotence could be capable of creating this :D

I disagree with the above answer. Whether conscience is innate or not has nothing to do with its having been "given to us by God" or even with the existence of God. An innate and/or learned conscience could just as well be the result of our having evolved as social animals who have to follow certain principles, some of which are relative to a particular society, in order to survive and flourish.

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