What makes you think you would be allowed to radio the coast guard?It's an interesting issue. Imagine being faced with a makeshift raft between Cuba and FL. Clearly it's occupants are at risk. You might be inclined to take them aboard, but then what. I'm sure I'd hail the Coast Guard, who would undoubtedly respond.
It is also human nature to murder a man because we covet his wife.That kind of thinking is deeply programmed into our selves through our long evolutionary history.
a very human reaction.
The foundational religious text of the West clearly places a different value on members of one's tribe vs outsiders. Do you consider it to be socially taught constructs or reflecting human nature?It is also human nature to murder a man because we covet his wife.
Our species' progress has always been a battle against our more primitive instincts.
That said, the perception of ideas of "tribes" and "races" having different values of human life is to me a socially taught construct, not genetic.