Daniel Wishart Posted almost 3 years ago Sam Harris: Science can answer moral questions Malek, you say that morality is a personal choice. But why should we think this? Is chemistry or mathematics a personal choice? No, truths about these subjects exist independent of culture and tradition. Similarly, the truths about human flourishing are no different. Secondly, you say a science of morality would be a dangerous thing - but this doesn't make sense. If you want to discover truths about how the physical body flourishes, you rely on the science of medicine. Why? Because rational, scientific enquiry is the most reliable way to uncover the facts of the physical body. If you raise the stakes, and ask how the human being as a whole flourishes (not just the physical body) why would you suddenly think rational enquiry is dangerous?