Homer Edward Price
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Pope Francis' Atheist Letter Says 'God's Mercy Has No Limits'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Sep 13, 2013. 12 Replies

“Sin, even for those who have no faith, is when one goes against their conscience,” he added. “To listen and to obey to (one’s conscience) means to decide oneself in relation to what’s perceived as…Continue

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jay H commented on Homer Edward Price's blog post Evolution of Morality
"That's really not that hard to explain. Our behaviors are not specifically engineered, they are ad hoc behaviors have, in the overall, contributed to our genetic success. Suppose there is a behavioral rule to protect young children in your…"
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"Makes sense to me even if I thought it left out consideration of Dawkins' model of the gene as the unit of natural selection which makes altruism within the species understandable."
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Evolution of Morality

Review of Christopher Boehm, Moral Origins:  The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame (Basic Books, 2012)Humanism asserts that human beings are naturally capable of caring about others and taking action to help others, even those who are not like themselves.   One only has to notice the worldwide response after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines to be convinced of the truth of that assertion.   But despite humanists’ celebration of Charles Darwin for discovering the natural, rather than…See More
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Homer Edward Price replied to Steph S.'s discussion Genuine Morality & Natural Selection 3 in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I never thought Plato knew best.  But it appears that the discussion starter-does."
Nov 17, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Kind of worried in the group Loners and Introverts
"Below I have pasted a link to a web site that might help you locate a secular therapist. http://www.seculartherapy.org/faq.php"
Nov 16, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Steph S.'s discussion Genuine Morality & Natural Selection 3 in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"My understanding of Plato is that he believed ideas exist independently of human minds.   How does that square with an atheism that rejects belief in transcendent, immaterial realities.?"
Nov 16, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to rose crockford's discussion The role of choice in belief in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Social hierarchy is an outcome of religion.   What did you mean the connection to be?"
Oct 27, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Loren Miller's discussion Pope Francis describes ‘ideological Christians’ as a ‘serious illness’ within the Church (RawStory.com)
"The Jesuit order, of which Pope Francis is a product, has long included many men who have rejected conservative Catholic ideology, and some have been expelled for that reason. None of them ever became Pope before, however."
Oct 24, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Christopher Lowe's discussion Free Will. Do You Have a Choice?
"I can only applaud your statement, Dr. Clark."
Oct 24, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Christopher Lowe's discussion Free Will. Do You Have a Choice?
"My take on Dennett, though I am by no means an expert on his philosophy, is that he chose to build his theory on the only truly deterministic version of evolutionary theory, that of fellow atheist Richard Dawkins.   Dawkins focuses on the…"
Oct 24, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Christopher Lowe's discussion Free Will. Do You Have a Choice?
"Thank you for the clarification, Dennis.  I tend to agree with what you say.  It leads me to a thought, however, about the question of whether we can change the future.   We are doing so right now. In our godlike creation of a world…"
Oct 24, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Christopher Lowe's discussion Free Will. Do You Have a Choice?
"I do not understand your point about man becoming God."
Oct 23, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Christopher Lowe's discussion Free Will. Do You Have a Choice?
Oct 23, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Christopher Lowe's discussion Free Will. Do You Have a Choice?
"St. Augustine argued that we do not have free will to choose between good and evil.   He said that, due to original sin, human nature is evil, and we cannot choose good except by the grace of God.  His rival theologian, Pelagius, said that…"
Oct 23, 2013
Homer Edward Price replied to Christopher Lowe's discussion Free Will. Do You Have a Choice?
"Thank you, Dr. Clark.  Your first paragraph encapsulates my objection to the denial of free will.  I am enraged by being treated in the way your describe.  It seems to me that if I did not have free will, I would not be enraged by…"
Oct 21, 2013

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Evolution of Morality

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:54pm 2 Comments

Review of Christopher Boehm, Moral Origins:  The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame (Basic Books, 2012)

Humanism asserts that human beings are naturally capable of caring about others and taking action to help others, even those who are not like themselves.   One only has to notice the worldwide response after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines to be convinced of the truth of that assertion.   But despite humanists’ celebration of Charles Darwin…

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At 10:08pm on June 13, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 5:24am on June 13, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Homer 

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3850 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry

 
 
 

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