Our Moral Genetic Code: Religious Transcendentalism and Scientific Empiricism

In a fascinating essay published in The Atlantic in 1998, Edward O. Wilson digs into us to try to understand — The Biological Basis of Morality — and he leavens our understanding of faith and facts by pitting religious transcendentalism against scientific empiricism.  Wilson argues, in a thought-provoking and wide-ranging article, that the fate of the human condition rests in tempering a harmony between those opposite, and irreconcilable, philosophies.

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