Category Archives: Religion + Spirituality

The Moral Contemptibility of the Conservative Mind

Jonathan Haidt’s new book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, is highly admirable. It deserves all the good reviews it has garnered. Nonetheless, I want to take exception with it because I believe it fundamentally violates one of its own main theses.

As someone who has taught ethics for more than 45 years, I agree strongly with Haidt that virtually all of the great traditional ethicists profoundly missed the boat, especially when it comes to morality. Continue reading

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The Atheist Delusion: Why Science Is Not Always Rational!

The God killers are very popular these days! I am referring to Sam Harris’s “The End of Faith” and Richard Dawkins’s “The God Delusion.” Harris and Dawkins paint an overly one-sided view of religion, rationality, and science. Continue reading

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Redesigning People: Deciding Who and What Will Be Human in the Age of Cyborgs

There is no question whatsoever that we are well on the way to the total redesign of human beings. There is no longer any doubt that sooner rather than later, we will become Cyborgs, ungodly mixtures of flesh and machines. Continue reading

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