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What can science say about morality?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Jan 17, 2012. 45 Replies

I was inspired by this thought because of a lecture given by Sam Harris and the following discussion between him and Richard Dawkins. Do you think science can say anything about what morality is. I…Continue

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Gustaf D replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"‎"Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived." -Isaac Asimov Nuff said?"
Feb 23, 2012
Gustaf D replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'Where Do You Stand If/When War Breaks Out With Iran?'
"I agree, that doing nothing is worse sometimes. But I think we still have other options left. "
Feb 3, 2012
Gustaf D replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'Where Do You Stand If/When War Breaks Out With Iran?'
"I think the first thing to do is to stop any trade with Iran. I am often surprised about the double moral standards of democratic nations. On the one hand we hold our democracy very hight, on the other we trade with dictatorships. As a german I…"
Feb 3, 2012
Simon Paynton replied to Gustaf D's discussion 'What can science say about morality?'
Jan 17, 2012
Pope Beanie replied to Gustaf D's discussion 'What can science say about morality?'
"In this video, Steven J. Gould explains Darwin's take on how nature (or natural science) cannot be a source of wisdom wrt morality. http://youtu.be/0qBg71E_17g"
Jan 15, 2012
Gustaf D replied to Isaac Turner's discussion 'A Question For Atheists.'
"Quantum Physics sais something can come out of nothing doesn't it? "
Dec 23, 2011
Pope Beanie replied to Gustaf D's discussion 'What can science say about morality?'
"I agree with this statement, but I'd also add that the if in it is a really, really big if. I'm fearful of people's feelings that there can be a perfect version of morality, and that if there is a perfect version of morality then…"
Dec 13, 2011
Gustaf D replied to Ethan Mitchell's discussion 'Astrology.'
"It's nonsense! It's just a substitute for religion since some people don't go to church anymore because they disagree with it. However, they don't want to give up believing in some supernatural stuff. It really is nonsense!"
Nov 28, 2011
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Found this in the letters and sciences building...

"Very funny! Really it's so stupid you think this HAS to be a joke. I hope it actually is. Sometime I just think "Thank God I'm an Atheist"   "
Nov 21, 2011
Gustaf D replied to Michael Sizer-Watt's discussion 'Who Are Your Favorite Philosophers?'
"My favorite contemporary philosopher is Peter Singer.  Hence I like Bentham and Miller, but not everything they said. That's true for every philosopher. I like Kant, but also not everything he said. I think the categorical imperative is a…"
Nov 19, 2011
Pope Beanie replied to Gustaf D's discussion 'What can science say about morality?'
"Sure, "public" works for me, too. Or "civil"."
Nov 18, 2011
james d replied to Gustaf D's discussion 'What can science say about morality?'
"jesus' core moral beliefs line up quite well with buddhism, and why many believe, if he was real, he spent some time between 13 and 30 years of age in the far east... the golden rule is found in many religious texts around the globe and is not…"
Nov 18, 2011
Simon Paynton replied to Gustaf D's discussion 'What can science say about morality?'
"Laws are enforceable by the state, but morality is more of a choice   Perhaps you could say that laws are a "public" affair, and morals are "personal" / "private" rules which we use all the time in our daily…"
Nov 18, 2011
Simon Paynton replied to Gustaf D's discussion 'What can science say about morality?'
"I agree, that can be a somewhat tricky problem.  In everyday life, we just do our best to decide, and we're usually right.  A list of nine axiomatic values will not always lead us to pinpoint a final answer - and if not, it will at…"
Nov 17, 2011

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