Is Objective Morality Possible?
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07-02-2013, 09:15 AM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible?
Hey, Andrew.

Any metric you use is going to be culturally biased.

Culture evolves. Darwinism explains handily why different cultures have different moral codes.

Moral codes are relative.

I'm out of vomit at this point, but I keep dry heaving. Fuck I hate Sam Harris. Also, his assertion that science can answer moral questions is asinine. Like pretty much everything he shits from his mouth.

To answer the question, no. An objective moral standard is impossible.

Think about it this way. Is an objective standard for "what is the best beak" possible? No it is not. Because beaks serve different purposes in different contexts. A toucan's beak is very different than a vulture's beak is very different than a humming bird's beak. None of them are best. They just do what they do and are adaptive in their own context. Same with morality. There is no best. There is just what is adaptive in a given context.

If anyone tries to tell you that an objective moral standard is possible, the next words out of their mouth are invariably going to be, "And I just happen to have it right here. What a koinkidink!"

Morality is not objective. Like the Dread Pirate Roberts says, "Anyone who says otherwise is selling something."

Peace and Love and Empathy,

Matt
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RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - DLJ - 07-02-2013, 05:26 AM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - Ghost - 07-02-2013 09:15 AM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - DLJ - 07-02-2013, 10:11 PM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - Chas - 08-02-2013, 01:21 PM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - Chas - 08-02-2013, 01:39 PM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - Chas - 08-02-2013, 04:09 PM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - Chas - 08-02-2013, 04:45 PM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - Chas - 08-02-2013, 04:16 PM
RE: Is Objective Morality Possible? - Chas - 08-02-2013, 04:46 PM
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