Paul was a twit. ;)
If I criticised the insult toward Dawkins, I mustn't be a hypocrite and allow it on my side. Please refrain from an insulting tone. The opposition doesn't like it, and as we've seen many times on this board, it often gets their back up and leads to name-calling and other irrationality.
Rabbit: So, "...what is the real source of human ethics ?" Our very own grey matter between our ears.
hillary_step: Cultural pressures and the process of social evolution are what dictates whether something is good or evil, not an inbuilt Divine process.
I tend to agree with your opinions.
My humble theory is that the DNA forms the body and brain through embryonic development, but now the brain, developped as it is and adept at learning and recording real-time information, has "challenged" many of the functions that the DNA governed before. DNA "sees" only short-term survival, but the brain can calculate long-term survival and that's one of the reasons it was such a desirable trait to be selected for... Further delelopment of a "community of brains" led to society and culture. Cultural pressures and social evolution gave rise to morality and to our modern national laws (which keep brains which refuse to conform to society's expectations, in check).
We have a chain of causality: DNA >> body/brain >> community of brains >> culture/society >> morality/ethics >> laws