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Old 05-02-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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Morgan Freeman on Bigotry: 'We Are Hardwired to be Biased' - Breitbart

The sixth season of the Science Channel’s Morgan Freeman-fronted series Through the Wormhole premieres Wednesday, and its first episode could hardly be more timely. The episode’s title: “Are We All Bigots?”

Freeman’s show “explores the deepest mysteries of existence,” according to the Through the Wormhole website. The series asks questions about race, religion, and science, with Freeman serving as narrator. This season’s episodes feature titles like “Can Time Go Backwards?” and “Why Do We Lie?”

In the sixth season premiere, the show tackles what Freeman calls a human’s natural tendencies toward bigotry.

“It’s human nature,” Freeman told the Hollywood Reporter. “Otherwise, we wouldn’t have wars and that kind of stuff that’s gone on since the beginning of human existence.”

The actor did, however, propose a solution to the problem:

“If we accept that … in fact we are all bigots, that we are hardwired to be biased, then we can accept that, ‘OK, that’s going to be the first thing in our brains, but the second thing in our brains can be our cautious efforts at acceptance.'”

Watch a clip or read more @:
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/...-the-wormhole/
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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More accurately, we're hardwired to prefer our own kind. Like the mother who has preference of her child over another; not her own.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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A child learns what they live.

If a child lives in condemnation, they learn to condemn.

I guess if one is raised by parents who are biased, they too will show biases.

No one is born that way.
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Old 05-03-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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Oh geez. Another thread about Al Sharpton.
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Old 05-03-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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A child learns what they live.

If a child lives in condemnation, they learn to condemn.

I guess if one is raised by parents who are biased, they too will show biases.

No one is born that way.
Well said, Amythyst!
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