Is the world becoming more just? Michael Shermer, author of the new book “The Moral Arc” thinks so. But can science truly make the world better? And if so, what role does religion play?
If someone develops a brain tumor that affects their decision-making, how responsible are they for their actions? Is a sense of meaning more important than a sense of right and wrong? How does religion change the way we talk about questions of good and evil?
These are a few of the questions that this Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum explores.
Why your heroes weren’t so great, whether violence can be moral, and whether right and wrong is a question of fact or opinion — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.
When we are in a position of power, we need to be that much more attuned to our responsibility to be empathetic and compassionate.
What ISIS truly wants, why we need sophisticated religion, and why work can bring out the worst in us — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.
Why morality can lead to violence, how anxiety can lead to ethical behavior, and why we need compassion for online trolls — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.
A “reasonable” person killed three people — and that fact should scare any of us who think pure rationality can make our world better.
Whether “harmless wrongs” exist, reason as a force for morality, and why it’s dangerous to be certain of your own salvation — here’s what’s new this week in the world of science and morality.
While meaning is certainly subjective, morality is also not completely objective, either.