Backwards

May 10, 2010

The Huffington Post had this article by well known atheist Sam Harris. In it he argues for a ‘Science of Morality’.

I never understood why atheists would want to construct a moral system. What makes that a worthy objective?

If our brains are bubbling chemicals and neurons then the difference between good and evil; logic and illogic; rationality and irrationality etc is just electricity pulsing firing in a mass of cells in a small corner of a vast universe at a small moment in an endless history. Logic rests on the idea that our thoughts are important. Scientific materialism tells us our brains are not important. Who cares about morals?

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