Posts Tagged ‘Humanism’

Richard Dawkins versus religious moral absolutism

02/05/2010

If the religious want their divinely inspired / transcendent / objective / absolute / whatever-piece-of-philosophical-theological-casuistry-they-want-to-use moral standard, they are more than welcome to it.

Atheist Media Blog page

RichardDawkins.net page

Full episode

Sam Harris at TED 2010: Science can answer moral questions

23/03/2010

manicstreetpreacher is delighted to see that his hero of atheism has still got it!

My detractors who chide me for being a mouthpiece for the Four Horsemen should take a look at this and see why I choose to rely on Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens so much.

Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science.  But Sam Harris argues that science can – and should – be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.

Sit back and enjoy.

TED link

Thread on Richard Dawkins.net

Sam Harris’ homepage

Project Reason

Sam Harris’ Wikipedia page

Greater Manchester Humanists event: Humanist – Any Questions? 2 February 2010

17/01/2010

Greater Manchester Humanists are holding a Q & A event on Tuesday, 2 February 2010, 7:00 – 8:30pm at Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS.

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ALL WELCOME

Free admission – but advance booking requested.

A collection will be taken for the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust.

Download the PDF poster here.