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    We can have robot armies patrolling the violent regions of the world. That would end most human conflict. Starvation is mostly a problem of bad economics and politics, but huge greenhouses growing hydroponic crops would help. Water pollution could be addressed by desalination through graphene membranes; air pollution could be eliminated using giant vacuums mounted on airships. With enough cheap energy, pollution becomes irrelevant.
    Senator Rand Paul is alive because of modern medicine and because his attacker punches like a girl.

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    I don't see how.....morality is inherenly unique/dynamic.
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    Morals are in scientific terms illusions.

    So I agree with Danseen. I dont see what science has to do with morals.
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    Morality is a subjective thing which changes as people and cultures evolve. Science is (or should be ideally) truth (and the search for truth) and unchanging--our knowledge of the world and science might change and evolve through the ages, but scientific truth will remain unbending and solid, be it known and in plain view or hidden beneath the surface of what we perceive as truth and fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrotTheThief View Post
    Straight forward question: Do you think science will solve moral issues like starvation, war, genocide, pollution, etc.
    Starvation (and the others) are not moral issues.
    They are just issues; and the morality manifests in humanity's response to them.
    Our morality tells us how we think we should view them and whether they need to be fixed.

    As such, science (the understanding of our world and ability to manipulate it) is a tool that can be used to fix those problems. But science does not determine whether or not we initially view them as a problem to be corrected.
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    Science will provide the tools to solve these issues and has already, but doesn't provide the motivation.

    Edit: what Jennifer said.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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    Humans do have empathy and that's natural. It's does not have to be triggered after reading any holy book.

    ^ There you go for motivation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fia View Post
    Science will provide the tools to solve these issues and has already, but doesn't provide the motivation.
    Science can also provide the tools to make moral issues worse.

    Starvation can be caused by factors like weather, crop failure, etc., or by the deliberate actions of humans. Either way, fixing it requires human motivation, but the remedies will be different.
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    I'm not sure science can solve science issues.
    You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London
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    Science won't solve moral issues.

    Compassion, grace and forgiveness can.
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