"Scientists are sometimes inclined toward dogmatic denial, when in fact they should be prepared to say "there may be truth in that - let's try to find out"."

Sounds good to me. after all, science, IMHO, in not just about demonstrating what we know to be true, or false; it is also about exploring the whole of nature--physical, mental and spiritual--and our being willing to experiment in order to uncover new truths, or improve on old ones.

This question just came to mind: Are animals capable of being moral and human-like beings? Or are they dominated strictly by their instincts?

BTW, I plan to start a thread about "ethics"--the science of moral and human behaviour.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics
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