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Steven Pinker uses evolutionary biology to account for a morality rooted in science in his New York Times Op-Ed piece published in 2008. Pinker strains to demonstrate that what he construes as an innate human moral sense is both difficult to pin down and often obscured by our subjective opinions about what is good and what is bad. The problem with Pinker’s argument, which I try to show in my essay, is that he presupposes that there is a moral concept to be found in the human moral sense....