Content on Why Do People Do Bad (and Good) Things?
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.
Apr 6, 2015
Complexities from Indiana’s RFRA law, finding toxic employees before they are hired, and how millenials view sexual ethics — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.
Apr 6, 2015
Our reaction to Trevor Noah or Lena Dunham is not so much about them as it is about us.
Mar 30, 2015
Right and wrong in 2115, whether our rights come from God or the state, and where religion fits into the morality of climate change — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.
Mar 24, 2015
How being moral helps a company’s bottom line, what “the mind of God” truly cares about, and how our eyes reflect our moral choices — here’s what’s new in science and morality.
Mar 23, 2015
Rev. Dr. Gawain de Leeuw, an Episcopal priest in White Plains, suggests that perhaps evil is rooted in our need to cover up that which threatens to make us discardable and invisible.
Mar 16, 2015
Moral robots, strengthening morality through biological enhancement, and the science of forgiveness and gratitude — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.
Mar 12, 2015
As part of the 92nd St. Y’s “7 Days of Genius” Festival, get to the very heart of right and wrong with Professor Michael Shermer and Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman on “The Genius of Good and Evil.”
Mar 9, 2015
The mentality of mass murder, how religion can foster climate denial and why the Catholic Church is saying “capital punishment must end” — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.
Mar 4, 2015
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?
Mar 2, 2015
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.
Feb 25, 2015
When we are in a position of power, we need to be that much more attuned to our responsibility to be empathetic and compassionate.
Feb 23, 2015
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.