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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 […]

Sleepwalking towards Armageddon: An examination of tolerance, religious knowledge systems and a way forward

Sleepwalking towards Armageddon: An examination of tolerance, religious knowledge systems and a way forward

Read the short essay penned by Author Sam Harris titled, “Sleep Walking Toward Armageddon.”    When finished, reflect on the following questions: Harris writes, “Which will come first, flying cars and vacations to Mars, or a simple acknowledgment that beliefs guide behavior and that certain […]