Do you think that science can answer questions of morality?
If you consider psychology as part of science, I think they can come close. I read a book written by a professor of psychology called: "The Righteous Mind, Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion."
His years of research and analysis indicates that we all have six moral foundations that vary from: Care/Harm; Liberty/Oppression; Fairness/Cheating; Loyalty/Betrayal; Authority/Subversion; and Sanctity/Degradation. Each one of those is stronger in some than others. This is not the forum for a book review, but I did write a hub page that reviews this book.
I would say not.
Morality cannot be genralized in scientific terms and is merely a description of genral social conventions and behaviours. It woyld therefore be difficult for science to prove any moral attitude or belief as being true or false.
some of the Social Sciences such as sociology have attempted to explain morality but these can only answer questions as to why a similar moral question can be seen differently in different societies.
Since science has a need to find absolute answers to any question. (Something is ir something isn't true) Morality is far too complex as a general term or even in specific terms.
If they can, it is not any time soon. From my own perspective, I entirely doubt that they ever will.
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