An argument for using science to create an objective morality

Interesting TED talk I stumbled upon which basically argues that if our core moral value is preventing human suffering science can give us a relatively objective framework to look at moral questions.  Its a good quick watch, but its problem may be it is to short.

http://www.project-reason.org/newsfeed/item/moral_confusion_in_the_name_of_science3/

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2 Responses to An argument for using science to create an objective morality

  1. Ross says:

    I thought the British dude absolutely tore Sam Harris apart in the question session afterwards.

    But maybe I’m just too convinced on this issue to change my mind, I don’t know.

  2. Joey says:

    Ross, I think you completely misread the c-x. There is a distinction between “ethics” and “meta-ethics” and “mega-ethics.”

    I think its probable, if not likely, that ethical decisions might be neurologically determinable.

    Meta-ethics requires a self, and reason, and other things. So I dk about that.

    Mega-ethics is always indeterminable. So idk the most about that.

    But I think Harris certainly holds his own.

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