Cup 8: Golden Rule
What if the Golden Rule—do unto others as you would have them do unto you—was originally a felt, visceral reality?
What if it is a virtually universal religious, spiritual and ethical principle because originally people could feel what other people felt?
What if there are mirror neurons not just for vision or hearing, but also for felt senses: pain, joy, alarm?
And what if this kind of sensing was made possible by a complex neurological system directed by DNA, on multiple copies of genes, multiple places for variation, mistakes, mutations?
What if sociopaths are as unable to sense another’s feelings as a colorblind person is to distinguish red from green?