From a TED seminar by Sam Harris entitled
“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.
This is the best answer to this question I’ve ever heard, by far! TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Apparently, their site is chock full of great stuff like this.
I found this precious gem at Metousiosis, to which I’m a proud subscriber!
I want ice water.