Sam Harris: Science can answer moral questions

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.

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Comment by Hannah D. on March 22, 2010 at 5:23pm
It is despicable that so many states still allow corporal punishment in schools.

I agree that there is a domain of expertise to consider, and that there are certain peaks that can be acknowledged as having some sort of consensus. However, I also agree that there are some issues that are still very subjective, and are morally definable only to the individuals they originate from.
Comment by Tim Garrett on March 22, 2010 at 4:48pm
Sam is the Ted Bundy of String Theory. Awsome talk!

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