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A unified moral code

OK, so on my other discussion "Do right and wrong exist?" there's a rather hefty debate raging on the existence of objective moral truths vs. subjective morality. I still hold that the only way to know any kind of objective morality is through personal communication with God. (If you'd like to dispute that with me, go to the "Do right and wrong exist?" discussion please.) I made the point that with subjective morality, nobody can agree with each other and any discussion of "what's the right thing to do about this issue?" breaks down into squabbling and nobody gets anywhere. Several of you on that other discussion claimed that by using reason and science, a unified moral code could be developed that the majority of mankind could agree with, a la Sam Harris. I disagree, I don't think it can be done.
So prove me wrong! Right here on TED, I want the TED community to hammer out a moral code. It needs to be applicable to daily life and issues of our time like illegal immigration, abortion, animal rights, environmentalism, government spending, business ethics, and income inequality. Don't worry about all the objective vs. subjective stuff, as long as it works. Go ahead. Define right and wrong in the way that will most benefit society. Be specific and measurable, and collaborate with everyone else. Once some kind of accord has been achieved, I'll try to put it to the test by suggesting a variety of moral dilemmas and we'll see if it holds. I doubt that we'll even get to that point, but go on, defy me!

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    Mar 4 2013: ...

    I am sorry I wasted my time on this and the other question you posted about right and wrong.

    You wrote "I still hold that the only way to know any kind of objective morality is through personal communication with God"

    Once I read that I should have just moved on - same old story....
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      Mar 4 2013: Hi Peter,
      Perhaps it is a lesson learned, rather than wasted time? You made a good effort to try to guide it to a reasonable discussion in your other comment. That is apparently NOT what Scot wants to do. It seems apparent that he wants to follow his own agenda, and I'm surprised TED allows it to continue.
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        Mar 4 2013: Thanks Colleen. I've actually gotten pretty good about avoiding this kind of thing, having had too many fruitless political or religious discussions at work, but slipped up this time. Free will and ethics are interesting topics and it can be interesting to have a sort of Socractic discussion about them with thoughtful people.

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