Ethical Guidebook

A discussion of the difference between our personal values and our public ethics, how mature citizens can support both, and why our love for public ethics must trump our love for personal and group values when they conflict in the public space. Ethics offers a guidebook for evaluating public issues and finding multilateral solutions to endless cycles of values centric conflicts and unilateral violence.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Science and Religion Do Mix

Science provides the underpinning of the ethics behind the enlightenment - unbiased arbitration of differences based on due process and documentation of facts as best can be achieved at the time. Religion remains very important as sets of closed value systems with internally and hierarchially administered rules within that value set. The two address two very different and equally important human needs - for both values - love of the home team - and ethics - love of fair play beyond the scope of the home team. We need both, rather than try to make either into the other.


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