First published for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. The term ‘moral science’ is increasingly used in the work of rationalist thinkers. Traditionally in the realm of religion, our ever-increasing secularism has allowed for science advocates to attempt to theorise morality into science – or at least to theorise it into the world … More How can ‘moral science’ exist?
Prior to the referendum on 18th September, the debate on whether or not Scotland should be ‘independent’ will grow louder and more passionate. That’s a reasonably safe prediction, despite the level of the current volume on the subject. Unfortunately the vast majority of the debate does, and will continue to, completely miss the point. At … More Basic morality shows Scottish ‘independence’ to be a non-starter.