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Sam Harris:
Science can answer moral questions

TED2010 · 23:06 · Filmed Feb 2010
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Sam Harris: Science can answer moral questions
23:06 · Filmed February 2010 at TED2010 · Subtitles available in 37 languages

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.

Neuroscientist and philosopher
Adored by secularists, feared by the pious, Sam Harris' best-selling books argue that religion is ruinous and, worse, stupid — and that questioning religious faith might just save civilization. Full bio
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