I think it is a very good topic and for myself, and no doubt for others, it is very interesting.Quote
I myself prefer the word wrong-doing for things which are not a crime according to the law, but still not right according to one's conscience, if you have one.
I just called my post what I did to get everybody's attention.
A neat summing-up I think. We make mistakes because we've evolved that way and, because of language and being able to express what we are doing and why, we have learnt to understand which behaviours are good, i.e. good for others as well as self, and which are not.Quote
Sin implies a religion, conscience implies more than the basic animal instincts.
As for the word conscience, I see Eddie Larry has it in a nutshell in his post.
I do not know, but it seems reasonable that such intelligent animals learn behaviours which enable them to survive well, but they do not have the language to point them out and teach them.Quote
Does he have a bad conscience