Author Sam Harris explains that despite humanity’s general desire to be moral, our ethical compasses and biases frequently produce “moral illusions.” As an example, Harris points to the developed world’s neglect of genocide, such as the conflict in Darfur. “We find genocides boring,” he says. Yet, when a little girl is trapped in a well for 120 hours it consumes the 24-hour news cycle. To listen to Sam Harris’s lecture click here.
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