I sometimes get the impression the less we understand a thing, the more firmly we believe it can be explained in moral terms.
For instance, the less we understand the causes for the rise and fall of nations, the more we are prone to believe the morality of their people causes them to rise and fall. Or the less we understand meteorology, the more we are inclined to believe hurricanes are sent to punish our wickedness.
Do you think it’s possible moral explanations are humanity’s default explanations? The sort of explanation we slip into in the absence of any other and better explanation?