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Investigating the Moral Landscape: Knowledge systems, authority and a better way forward?

Investigating the Moral Landscape: Knowledge systems, authority and a better way forward?

Watch the above TED Talk by Sam Harris titled, “Science can answer moral questions” and consider the following:  Summarize his thesis in 1-3 sentences What are the strengths of Harris’ argument? What are the weaknesses of Harris’ argument? Ok, so lets say you agree with […]

ISIS, ISLAM and Atheism … How to nurture tolerance in the face of Intolerable Ideas?

ISIS, ISLAM and Atheism … How to nurture tolerance in the face of Intolerable Ideas?

ISIS is horrible. The Islamic State is horribly intolerant, violent, and oppressive. There is no doubting this unless you are a fellow Islamic extremist. Read this EXCELLENT primer on ISIS by Graeme Wood from The Atlantic (world’s greatest magazine) below: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/ Further Interesting and relevant […]