What triad has done here is to create a false premise.True Altruism: Does it exist?
Is there such thing as a purely selfless act?
He has falsely claimed that the definition of altruism is, a purely selfless act.
Note that he provides nothing in the way of verifying that this is the actual definition and not just the product of a fevered imagination.
What he also does here is completely ignore the fact that the actual creator of the word and concept of altruism went on to agree with his peers that his original definition "Self-sacrifice for the benefit of others ".
was far to extreme and so it was changed to ". Loving others as oneself."
Now having created a false premise ,triad then goes on to reach a false conclusion .
That there is no such thing as a selfless act.
Now take a look at the posts that follow from the Op.
Has any one actually come up with a convincing reason as to why there is no such thing as a selfless act?
The answer is no.
What they have done is all tacitly agree that acts of self sacrifice , a selfless act,. do exist. BUT that those acts are motivated by other reasons.
Triad has given us a perfect example of how a false premise leads to a false conclusion . And that by accepting the conclusion it leads only to confusion.
Triad, Please do the right thing and concede that you have made a mistake in defining altruism. Then you can actually get on and ask a real question.
Not, does a selfless act exist, but, what motivates a selfless act.