Friday, November 12, 2010

The Great Debate

Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Patricia Churchland, Lawrence Krauss, Peter Singer, Roger Bingham tackle the Big Question: Can Science replace Religion on the matter of Morality?


teilhard said...

For individual introductory remarks of the six panelists, go here:

Dean Jorge Bocobo said...

thanks for the link teilhard.

teilhard said...

Nice panel discussion. As always, Krauss and Harris stand out. Blackburn's and Singer's negative stance seemed wobbly when juxtaposed with Lawrence's penetrating clarity on the values and utility of scientific method.

GabbyD said...

it was raised in the discussion, but not resolved:

you cannot derive an ought from an is.

ultimately, value formation is indeterminate from facts as people perceive them. the goal is to come up with common values.