14 October 2009


It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere. … Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. - Albert Einstein

Science has helped mankind to understand the physical reality. What we do with that knowledge is not dictated by an imaginary god. It is our compassion, the ability to think in the shoes of other, that provided the pillar for human moral. Einstein's theory of relativity let us see the interchangeability of mass and energy and lead to the discovery of atomic energy - eventually atomic bombs with kill in hundreds of thousands at once that ended the second world world. Is Einstein's science evil or good? Neither. Science is morally neutral. How we use the knowledge is morally bound.

We, the human race, are dragging the whole world's living systems into chaos by our excessive use of fossil fuel releasing millions of tons of stored carbon back to the atmosphere. If we do not take action today to remove the carbon from the atmosphere, we shall kill most of the living systems on this planet. Large portion of human and the civilisation as we know it today will be destroyed by the climate change. Now, that's immoral!

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