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    "Others will object" - object what?

    The sentence "Others will object that the Moral Law is simply a consequence of evolutionary pressures" seems to me to have two opposite meanings:

    1) "Others" believe "that the Moral Law is simply a consequence of evolutionary pressures", so they object (the idea <mentioned in the previous sentence or passage>).

    2) "Others" object the idea that the Moral Law is simply a consequence of evolutionary pressures".

    Which one is correct?

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    Others will object that the Moral Law is simply a consequence of evolutionary pressures. This objection arises from the new field of sociobioloty, and attempts to provide explanations for altruistic behavior on the basis of its positive value in Darwinian selection.

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    Re: "Others will object" - object what?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    The sentence "Others will object that the Moral Law is simply a consequence of evolutionary pressures" seems to me to have two opposite meanings:

    1) "Others" believe "that the Moral Law is simply a consequence of evolutionary pressures", so they object (the idea <mentioned in the previous sentence or passage>).

    2) "Others" object the idea that the Moral Law is simply a consequence of evolutionary pressures".

    Which one is correct?

    Context:


    Others will object that the Moral Law is simply a consequence of evolutionary pressures. This objection arises from the new field of sociobioloty, and attempts to provide explanations for altruistic behavior on the basis of its positive value in Darwinian selection.
    1) is correct.

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    Re: "Others will object" - object what?

    Gracias.

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