The science of morality

Short post tonight.

As a follow-up to my posts on morality here and here, I just wanted to call out this essay from “The New York Times Magazine”. It’s an overview of the latest scientific findings on the moral sense inherent in human beings. It’s fascinating, and I hope to take get a chance to look back at my posts through the lenses provided in this article. I think scientific research into our morality in invaluable, and I hope to highlight it in my blog as I spot things.

By the way, if you’re interested in the secular humanist/rationalist viewpoint, there’s a great podcast called Point of Inquiry produced by the Center for Inquiry. You can find an interview with the author of the New York Times piece, Steven Pinker, on the show here.

See you tomorrow.

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