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Is intellectualism moral?

Does our collective intellect exist in an insular framework that is incapable of accepting the limits of scientific method? Is this notion heresy? It seems there's currently a level of observation and manipulation that has fostered a euphoric state that has not been experienced since the conception of rapture.

If science replaces religion how do we exist without a moral centre? Or is morality logical? Or is our intellect a form of cognitive dissonance?


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    Jun 21 2013: It's false that our morals come from our religions. It's the other way 'round. Our religions were developed partly to cement the moral code that was found useful and necessary in ancient societies, and partly to cement the power of the upper and priestly classes over the people.

    I certainly hope you don't depend on our organized religions for moral guidance. Nothing has been responsible for the slaughter of more humans than our religions, as we see daily in our own time. In the last couple of decades we've also found that priests of a prominent western religion have been sexually abusing their young charges, something that has no doubt been going on for a thousand years, while they've preached moral guidance to us. And still, gullible folks continue to put their faith in them.

    Science is totally apart from all this. It has nothing to do with establishing morals. In the end, our moral standards come from consensus developed throughout our social history.
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      Jun 23 2013: .
      Why morality is not our ancestors' successful experiences of symbiosis for survival?

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