My Baby's Not as Depraved as You Think

What happens to Christian theology if science proves that we aren't as bad as we think we are from birth.

Arber Tasimi is a 23-year-old researcher at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center, where he studies the moral inclinations of babies—how the littlest children understand right and wrong, before language and culture exert their deep influence.“What are we at our core, before anything, before everything?” he asks.

One can only imagine what might have been if John Calvin, the 16th century theologian and present day plumb line for reformed theology, had access to the same powerful brain imaging scanners as the rebellious researchers in this provocative article.

As much as we'd like to believe science might ultimately prove our inherent goodness, don't hold out hope. The answers, so far, are inconclusive.

One question the article didn't address: Does it matter?