Heath Weaver

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The More We Know, the More Mystery There Is

<i>At a meeting I recently attended in Switzerland, “</i><i>The Enigma of Human Consciousness</i><i>,” two prominent physicists talked about the limits of science.</i> …

Are you a good person? Morality experts say this is how to find out

At the end of each year, we take stock of who we are. We think about our diets and exercise routines. We wonder if we’re frugal enough, ambitious enough, whether we've read enough books or spent enough of our time wisely. We question if we’re in the right job or the right relationship. We try to …

Extremely Useful Animated Video Series On Ethical Dilemmas

I’ve written several posts sharing the work of Michael Sandel, a Harvard professor who writes and talks about ethical dilemmas.<p>Today, I discovered …

The Trolley Cart Problem & Moral Decisions

Many of us feel we have a good understanding between right and wrong; between good and bad. Yet, things are never so black and white. A great example …

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Greater good vs the fat man: A popular moral dilemma can tell you whether you’re likable

Imagine that an out-of-control trolley is speeding towards a group of five people. You are standing on a footbridge above, next to a large man. If you push him off the bridge onto the track below, his body will stop the trolley before it hits the five people. He will die, but the five others will …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …