This is one of my favorite notions to discuss. I feel morality is a construct of our social institutions and groups. The moral stances an individual has is shaped by their social understanding and ability to practice social norms. What makes us human is our sociability, which is not something we are born with, according to Jean Piaget the sensorimotor stage from birth to 18 months infants and babies are actually learning to differentiate themselves from reality (literally becoming an individual realizing you are not part of the wall and you mother is not physically part of you, really interesting). It has been shown time and time again that we learn social norms (morality being one of them) yet I find many people believe we are incapable of good sound morals without a god. My wife supports this idea that without a creator god directly influencing us we would be lost in rape, murder, and moral degradation. Just curious if anyone else finds this interesting, has a stance on the subject, or can expand the scope of the argument?