Richard Dawkins wrote with The Selfish Gene a masterpiece. I can only recomend this book to anyone who, as Dawkins would say, thinks of him/herself as a thinking person. I was enlightened by John Cummings who gave me this book as a present. Recently I also read The Ancestor’s Tale, which I find very interesting but not quiet as groundbreaking as The Selfish Gene.
But back to the topic. My wife and I had the chance to watch the documentary a few days ago. Realy worth the time, even tough the confrontational nature of the interviews remind me more of Michael Moore than the Dawkins I know from the books. Now, leaving the question of if religion, faith or science is the root of all evil to those who want to polarize, I would like to post a few rules I hope to keep editing years into the future on how I think rational persons would manage to live together in MyWorld. I would like to sugest these as moral values of MyWorld, which are not part of or inspired by any religion.
Watch Avi Lewis with the CBC discuss this documentary:
ManagementBoy’s rules to human coexistence
Ordered by importance/adherence:
- The main goal is the long term survival of humans. No humans may be harmed. Humans are defined as a born being of the species Homo sapiens.
- Freedom of each human being ends where it hurts the freedom of another human being.
- All humans have to live in tolerance. Religion, race or sex has to be tolerated.
- Freedom of speach/thought has to be guaranteed. Tolerance requires moderation but not censorship.