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Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Schrodinger's Cat

Whatever the evolutionary basis of religion, the xenophobia it now generates is clearly maladaptive. In a democratic society, in principle governed by reason, denying the rights of human beings for whom biology differently directs the basic human drives of sexual attraction, or the rights of women or men to control their sexual behavior should not be identified with liberty.

This is true.....but at the same time, whilst one might justifiably argue that some views are 'irrational', I don't think science should be getting into the business of deciding what is 'morally correct'. I think the latter may be every bit as dodgy a road to go down as that of the religious fundamentalists.

These issues simply don't have nice neat little soutions......they are a great deal more complex than religion = bad, rationality = good.

Tue, 29 May 2012 17:05:45 UTC | #944261