Sam Harris at TED 2010
I’ll post the video and my thoughts on it as soon as TED uploads his talk. For now, here’s a taste of it from Wired.
We should not feel constrained to assert what we think is an objective truth — that such behavior is wrong — for fear that it will be taken as subjective meddling or demagoguery, Harris argued. There is a moral imperative not to hold one’s tongue but rather to speak out.“Who are we not to say [that it’s wrong]?” he asked. “Who are we to pretend that we know so little about human well being that we have to be nonjudgmental about a practice like this?”
I’m really excited he’s talking about one of my favorite topics: morality
I remember reading somewhere a while back that he is writing a book on the topic. Unfortunately, I can’t find anything confirming that now. Does anyone know one way or the other?
[Update 03/22]: Full Video Link