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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Jerry Coyne on being good without God

For the one or two people in the world who haven't yet seen it, Jerry's new article in USA Today is well worth a look.


Bao Pu said...

I liked it, but this comment: "Secular reason adds another layer atop these evolved behaviors, helping us extend our moral sentiments far beyond our small group of friends and relatives — even to animals" is misleading. I don't need "secular reason" to feel compassion for suffering animals.

zengardener said...

This article was well written, and my first impression was that it had all been said before.

Then I looked at the comments.

So many people have either commented without reading, are just too dense and self righteous to think, or both.

I guess article like this will have to be written over and over again.