Interesting ted talk on moral values (in Links)


AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 3 2010 4:45 PM EDT

TED Talk

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] August 9 2010 1:46 PM EDT


Now head on over to Zimbardo on Lucifer and compare the highest values of Dumb/stan to The 7 Social Processes that Grease the Slippery Slope. ;)

raikkanto August 9 2010 4:17 PM EDT

While on the subject, I recommend this particular TED talk on morality:
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sam_harris_science_can_show_what_s_right.html

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 9 2010 4:25 PM EDT

I've watched that one Rod, and unfortunately I got a lot of unpleasant responses to that one when I send it to my friends.

raikkanto August 9 2010 5:27 PM EDT

I dunno. I mean, I think the guy oversimplifies a bit and maybe picks poor examples, but I think the points he raises are valid. Moral expertise, and using science to determine ideal moral outcomes doesn't seem outrageous. What arguments did your friends have against that particular talk?

AdminNightStrike August 9 2010 5:47 PM EDT

Bast, I have no idea what you just said....

Cube August 10 2010 6:00 PM EDT

Rod, I had the exact same reaction as you. I agreed with his principles, but his examples were pretty bad.

Cube August 10 2010 6:24 PM EDT

That talk was really interesting actually. It's part of the reason I like to read discussions on CB because there are a lot of people hear who hold views that I would not normally encounter in my life.

It's always better to understand where someone is coming from.
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