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Can science provide a wholly naturalistic explanation for moral and religious be

  1. Longmire profile image78
    Longmireposted 20 months ago

    Can science provide a wholly naturalistic explanation for moral and religious beliefs?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 20 months ago

    No, because if morality is relative, someone can come up with a belief system or views that murder or theft are acceptable.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 20 months ago

    God made man and man made religion.
    Human beings have a need to believe there is something outside of themselves that can weigh in on their daily lives.
    Morals and man-made laws are the result of (empathy) humans feel.
    It's fairly a natural occurrence to be affected by witnessing others in pain. We tend to imagine how we would deal with the same situation.
    Laws and morals are tools designed to protect us and maintain order.

  4. Dr CHE Sadaphal profile image77
    Dr CHE Sadaphalposted 20 months ago

    No. The question that this question suggests be answered isn't "Can it?" but "Why would it?" The universe is indifferent, and therefore there would have to be an explanation as to why an amoral, religiously silent cosmos naturally selected organisms who happened to develop religious ideologies that contradicted that amorality. A classic retort would be that it isn't in the realm of science to answer "Why?" or for what purpose, but that still doesn't answer your question.

    As @Tamara Wilhite has already said, if the the universe began without morals, they at some point they had to of "appeared." If that is the case, morality is relative, and relative morality is meaningless.