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November 24, 2011



I watched this TED talk and as a philosopher, at first I was taken aback. A reductive account of morality seemed to threaten the strength of moral claims, especially the secular morality and ethics I study. However, I came to the conclusion you did, meaning though we are made up of chemicals, we are not their slaves. Knowledge is a tool to help shape our identity. Moral action is difficult and often contrary to the desires of the public sphere (whether in business, personal goals and gains, maybe online life) and any boost we can give to our ability to act morally is a good thing.

In this case, science gave an insight into moral behavior, though while at first spooky, is ultimately beneficial.

I'm only at four hugs today. Gotta get hugging!

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