Monday, March 7, 2011

Sam Harris: Science can answer moral questions

An awesome talk about the human moral...
Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.

Let me know what  you think...


  1. i have to disagree here with harris. i think he is a little too straight forward there

  2. i dont share his viewpoint but interesting tough

  3. Woo! Science for the win.

  4. I believe religion is an easy way for parents to instill morals and values into their children. Science would be a clear cut way to shape moral values. Such as one should always wear a condom to to protect from HIV and STD's, one should only have one or few partners to further prevent these, one should not kill to prevent mental diseases in others such as depression and anxiety, one should abstain to hard drinking and hard drugs to prevent organ damage, and etc. A lot of religious morals can be backed by scientific reason however there are even more that cannot. The morals that are in place by religion are for fraternal reasoning. One church identifying themselves amongst others through dress code, rituals, and eating habits.