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by Hannah Leitheiser

Axioms, Goals

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

Sam Harris

2011

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2019-09-16

What evidence could prove that we should value evidence? What logic could demonstrate the importance of logic?18 We might observe that standard science is better at predicting the behavior of matter than Creationist “science” is. But what could we say to a “scientist” whose only goal is to authenticate the Word of God? Here, we seem to reach an impasse. And yet, no one thinks that the failure of standard science to silence all possible dissent has any significance whatsoever; why should we demand more of a science of morality? - Sam Harris, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (2011)