The reason I like Jonathan Haidt is that he try to describe what is really going on.
...Haidt has the best explanation but I have not found anything better.
Sam Harris is critical but I find Haidt to have better argument than Harris.
Hope nobody get me wrong now. I don’t dispute that some people
are narrow minded or them have deep seated prejudice or stubborn
bad views on others.
What I say is that the word bigot is used for to make these people demonized.
Sure we should make effort to make all those narrow minded open minded instead.
I don’t trust it helps to name them bigots. That would only teach them to shut up
and they still would have those narrow prejudiced views and feel for revenge on
those that gave them bad names.
Sure, I don’t advocate, as a rule, telling someone they are a bigot.
Regarding (re:) Haidt, I think that his work may have some value in our promoting understanding of morals, and in understanding cultural differences, with respect to morality. It may even have value in helping us come to some conclusions re: what we should do to resolve some of the associated difficulties that arise.
However, I think that we should take research and its interpretations and conclusions, with a grain of salt, when that research relies heavily on abstract concepts as variables. Haidt uses self developed constructs of morality as some of his primary variables in his research. Such is the nature of a lot of social science research. That does not mean it has no value or is necessarily invalid. But it does mean, IMO, that it is more suspect than research that relies purely on actual observable variables rather than abstract constructs.
The reason I link to Haidt is that he do suggest that
much of moral is intuitive and then culturally interpreted
and expressed within the cultural framework.
If I knew even better research than what Haidt do
then for sure I would point to that one.
Should I take that you know so many better research result
that you found it too much to even start referring to.
Just one link would be cool to read
And big warning. To even think that biology at all
has anything of significance can make you seen
as a bigot in the eyes of the politically correct
so that is a risk maybe too bad to even consider???
Trust me if anybody knows these things better than
Haidt or Boyer or Atran or Pinker or Bloom or
any of the other Evolutionary Psychologists
then I for sure want to know about them and read them.