"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas - the Science Director with the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley - joins Thom Hartmann. The story line is that for thousands of years - most of our morality has been derived from religious doctrine. Religious people say that without religion - then people would have difficulty determining what's right and what's wrong. They also assert that compassion itself - caring for one another - is a byproduct of subscribing to a certain religious morality. But according to new research from the University of California Berkeley - if you believe that compassion and morality are best found in religious people - then everything you know is wrong.