Thursday, July 29, 2010

David Brooks Column on the Science of Morality

It's actually a pretty decent piece for a general public unused to thinking of morality as possible having rational, naturalistic origins. What's better, I was waiting for some punchline to satisfy theists bruised by the suggestion that they don't have an exclusive way of knowing moral truth, and there isn't one, not really. (I didn't look in the comments but I'm sure there are some "how dare you's" there; you're welcome to check.) Here's the link. This is exactly the most important kind of question that a rationalist/skeptic/atheist/humanist should be interested in - how to live.

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