Tagged: objective morality

Drifting moral values - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 30, 2012

Last night the New Zealand Parliament overwhelmingly voted to go ahead with the marriage Equality Bill. A common comment is that it’s time had come. It would have not been possible 10 years ago. Is this just an example of … Continue reading → … Read More

Outsourcing moral decisions to justify genocide - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 27, 2011

A while back I participated in a discussion involving a number of non-theists and theists. You can guess which side I was on. But I bore no ill feelings to the theists – and why should I have? These discussions … Continue reading → … Read More

Can science answer moral questions? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 25, 2010

Here’s a great TED talk by Sam Harris. He is well known for his best selling books The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason and its follow-up Letter to a Christian Nation. But he has recently been researching the neuroscience of morality and ethics. Sam has a a degree in [...] … Read More