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The ongoing evolution of public morality reflects the adaptive nature of human societies as they grapple with the complexities of a changing world. Explain.

Topic: moral and political attitudes.

6. The ongoing evolution of public morality reflects the adaptive nature of human societies as they grapple with the complexities of a changing world. Explain. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Directive word: 

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Give a simple elaboration on the concept of public morality.

Body:

Write about aspects such as what is accepted within the realms of public morality, is it static and indestructible by quoting few examples. Influence of public morality on legislations and the changes with time such as legalisation of same-sex marriage etc.

Next, write about the various factors affecting public morality.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stating that society evolves with time and thus the public morality also takes its shape, however certain historically sustainable values must be preserved as well.