Sam Harris on TED
It’s Sam Harris, and it’s TED, so what more do we really need to know?
This Talk will be challenging to many amongst the heathens and infidels among us as he takes on the Christians’ last stand – that you can’t be moral without a god (by which they mean their god) and that morality is non-material and so comes from some Otherworld, some spooky spiritual realm, and cannot be captured and measured in this world, least of all by (Ack! Ew! Ptooey ptooey!) Science. This is their Great Separator between Religion and Science. Supposedly. Or not?
TED’s notes say:
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.
Adored by secularists, feared by the pious, Sam Harris’ best-selling books argue that religion is ruinous and, worse, stupid — and that questioning religious faith might just save civilization.
Bloodywell hope so.
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Posted: 23 March, 2010 in Australian Values, Culture, Iran, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Racism, Religion, Science, values, Video.
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