Moral evolution

To the editor:

In a recent letter it was claimed that evolution “has not and cannot” provide a moral compass. This assertion is completely and utterly false.

Evolution states that mutations in the DNA of a species allow that species to change, allowing that species to survive. It is simple how a moral compass would allow a species to survive. If a series of mutations occurred over many generations that created mirror neurons in the brain that allow an animal to feel the same emotions that you see on someone else’s face, you would then be hesitant to kill others of your species. This means more babies are being produced and the species thrives.

As you can see, evolution can explain this and any queries about the creation of humans and all other living organisms on earth.

Nathan Rosenbloom,