A Moral Muddle: NY Times OpEd on Morality and Religion

monkey1Today’s New York Times has an op-ed “The Moral Animal” written by Jonathan Sacks, an English rabbi and a member of the House of Lords. The take home message is that human morality is due to religion. There’s a lot wrong with the essay, especially the science it’s based on.
Let’s start with the science. Here is an extended quote: Continue reading