20 Jan 2009

Simple Policy Guidelines

Belief is private; knowledge is public.
Religion is belief; science is knowledge.

Make public policy accordingly.

4 comments:

  1. Is this in response to something?

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  2. How tidy! Where do ethics come in?

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  3. @ Damian -- no -- I lifted it from an email debate I was having with someone.

    @ Jason -- ethics as an individual begin with the golden rule. Ethics in public policy are trickier, but I'd stick with policies that are purely "behind the veil," e.g., protect ALL citizens from poverty, etc...

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