The concept of Morality has been around for as long as there have been intelligent humans on the planet. Looking back at the Latin origins of the word, you can see that it’s roots are in ‘moralitas’, which means manners, character and the exhibiting of proper behaviour. Who are we to disagree? KitGuru has decided to help you work it out for yourself, with a little help from the BBC.
Can it be possible? Can you answer the question of your own morality in just 25 minutes?
Scientists at the BBC’s own Lab think so. According to their own web site, you can take a simple test and know inside half an hour.
If you’re “Feeling moral, punk”, then click over to the BBC Labs test here. You will need Flash – so Apple users will have to philosophise among themselves.
“Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is its vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose so let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you, and you may call me Z”, said Zardon.
KitGuru Says: While it might not be the most profound and definitive test of all time, you’re still likely to find the process fascinating. One question remains: Would it be moral for the BBC to have sold the back-end interface for the test to the British Government? You’ll have to wait and see. Wait and see.
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