Saturday, March 29, 2008

Morality & Religion

This is just a quick note to alert anyone interested in the subject that there is a really good discussion today at Bloggingheads.TV between Joshua Knobe, Philosopher from The UNC, Chapel Hill and Paul Bloom, Psychologist from Yale. The subject is basically, "morality and religion and whether or not they are innate or learned". This is particularly interesting to me because of the book I'm reading, "The Moral Animal" by Robert Wright (coincidentally the founder of Bloggingheads.TV).

I point this out because there is a lot of tasty food for thought in what they discuss for both theists and atheists. If you don't want to watch the entire discussion, I highly recommend the section entitled, "The big booming voice inside your head that says that god exists".

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

we should have the abortion pill like france does!

Brendan said...

I'll second your recommendation, John: that was a great diavlog. Usually, I have little patience for people talking about where morality comes from, since it's so hard to come to any conclusions. But these guys really made me feel like I was witnessing the beginnings of a real scientific approach to the question.

John Evo said...

Brendan, you're one of the few readers here who don't need my BH.tv recommendation.

For those of you who don't know, BJKeefe is a minor star over there.

Brendan said...

John is a liar. I am, in fact, older than 18.

Kelly said...

Oh, I missed it. Is it available for download?

John Evo said...

@ Brendan - who is an adult star over at BH.tv and occasionally in adult movies.

@ Kelly - I don't think it's downloadable.

Brendan said...

One correction: All BH.tv episodes are available for download, both video (WMV) and audio (MP3). Visit the link provided by John and look for these links below the embedded video screen. Tip: pause the embedded video to speed the download.

One other correction: ... and occasionally in adult movies.

I wish.