Starship Troopers
by Robert A. Heinlein
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Science FictionLarge Print EditionStarship Troopers is a classic novel by one of science fictions greatest writers of all time and is now a Tri-Star movie. In one of Heinleins most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe and into battle... More

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Man has no moral instinct. We acquire a moral sense, when we do, through training, experience, and hard sweat of mind.

[...] what is 'moral sense'? It is an elaboration of the instinct to survive.

A scientificaly verifiable theory of morals must be rooted in the individual's instinct to survive - and nowhere else!
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All moral problems can be illustrated by one misquotation: 'greater love hath no man than a mother cat dying to defend her kittens'
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The basis of all morality is duty.
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Man has no moral instinct. We acquire a moral sense, when we do, through training, experience, and hard sweat of mind.

[...] what is 'moral sense'? It is an elaboration of the instinct to survive.

A scientificaly verifiable theory of morals must be rooted in the individual's ins
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