Audun Dahlis thinks that the case against moral reasoning has begun to unravel:
A psychology prof (pictured) at University of California, Santa Cruz offers us a surprising message about children: They do not rely merely on feelings, but rather reason, when making moral choices:
For decades, research on children – unlike research on adults – has overwhelmingly concluded that participants do reason about moral issues. (Strangely, psychological research often portrays children more favourably than it does adults.) In one classic study from the 1980s, researchers interviewed six- to 10-year-old children in the United States. They asked about several fictional moral violations: for instance, a child who pushed another child off the top of a slide. When asked why pushing was wrong, children typically explained that it could hurt the victim. Accordingly, most children said that pushing would still be wrong even if adults had given permission. That is, children embraced the principle that pushing was wrong because it caused harm and, consistent with this principle, judged that pushing was wrong, whether adults gave permission or not. – Audun Dahlis, “Young Children Use Reason, Not Gut Feelings, to Decide Moral Issues” at Psyche (September 16, 2020)News, “Children use reason, not gut, for moral problems” at Mind Matters News
Naturalists keep trying to harpoon the reality of the human soul but never quite succeed.
See also: MICHAEL EGNOR, “PHYSICIST REJECTS FREE WILL—AND THUS FAILS LOGIC” AT MIND MATTERS NEWS