NOMA No More? The Possibility of Scientific Morality

Stephen Jay Gould said science deals with facts, religion with morals and values, and the two sides never intersect. Gould was an atheist, but religions get to stick around because they give guidance for life not found in science. Some of the new atheists have always been uncomfortable with what they see as a free ride Gould gave to religions, and Sam Harris is now proposing a method for revoking their ticket. [Read more...]

Is Morality Natural? Hitchens, God, and the Nature of Morality

Belief in God is not necessary for morality. But, I cannot disprove that an omniscient God created the universe in such a way that we would evolve oxytocin as the moral molecule. I have no way to test this so I must leave this in the “inconclusive” pile. Call it a matter of faith. [Read more...]


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