Imaginary Friends Show #166 – You’re Absolutely Right!

  Thomas from Thomas And The Bible (@TandtheB), Noah Lugeons from Scathing Atheist (@Noah_Lugeons) and I join Jake Farr-Wharton to discuss all of the finer things in life, like his abs. Enjoy! Download mp3 here. The ImaginaryFriendsShow.com Podcast is part of the Secular Programming Family of secular podcasts, find out more at http://SecularProgramming.org Subscribe to the mother-flipping show via iTunes (we’re on all major...

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Quantified Morality – Seeking Well-Being for All

Image via Wikipedia.   On December 10 1948, after the devastating effects of the Second World War, the United Nations drafted the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (hereafter UDHR) charter. The purpose of the document was to identify and declare the universal rights that ever human being on the planet shares, and to promote these as unalienable rights for all of humanity, and to ensure that something like WWII never...

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The Flipside – Moral Constants

Image via Wikipedia.   In relation to my previous post about morality and its malleable nature, some further thoughts come to mind about the constants which show themselves in morality. This was explored at length by Sam Harris in his book “The Moral Landscape“, in which Harris suggests that there are some aspects of morality which could be measured and seen as universal across the board. In this, I agree with Harris, that all...

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Evolving Morality

Image from “Beyond the paleo”, Aeon magazine. Aeon Magazine recently published this very interesting article by Allen Buchanan and Russell Powell, titled “Beyond the paleo”, which explores the ideas that not only has morality evolved with humanity and changed over time, but that it’s continually changing depending upon which pressures are applied to a given community or culture. The idea of an “evolving...

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In The Pursuit of Happiness and Well-Being

  If you search the Internet for the term “well-being” you will inevitably come across links to studies which look at the level of happiness people experience in their lives. I too have made this correlation, but the deeper I dig, the more I see that happiness and well-being are not as linked as many may think. In fact, one could say that, rather than happiness being required for one to “be well”, the the reverse is...

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