Re: Sam Harris: The Secular Fundamentalist
Sam, you lay out the first issue with religion - that so many are born into it and that is a sure accident. You could as easily be born Muslim as you could Christian, depending on where start your life. Your other idea that God has set us up for conflict with these different holy texts which claim to be the only valid religion, the others will burn in hell.
Do you think these are ideas which have been thought by many but not said in public due to fear?
The Russian-built FEDOR was launched on a mission to help ISS astronauts.
Most people think human extinction would be bad. These people aren't philosophers.
- A new opinion piece in The New York Times argues that humanity is so horrible to other forms of life that our extinction wouldn't be all that bad, morally speaking.
- The author, Dr. Todd May, is a philosopher who is known for advising the writers of The Good Place.
- The idea of human extinction is a big one, with lots of disagreement on its moral value.
- "Prior to nervous systems: no mind, no consciousness, no intention in the full sense of the term. After nervous systems, gradually we ascend to this possibility of having to this possibility of having minds, having consciousness, and having reasoning that allows us to arrive at some of these very interesting decisions."