Outline of Topics
Chapter 1: The Source of All Value
intro
 
faith and reason
 
three kinds of knowledge
   
1-religion 2-philosophy 3-science
where value came from . . .
   
from ourselves?
   
from the cosmos?
   
from God?
conclusion
The battle continues.
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Chapter 2: The Story of the World
intro: two stories
story 1: Creation
 
what the story tells us, value begets morality
 
the value of animal life
where evil came from
   
part 1, part 2, part 3
pessimism
story 2: Evolution
 
what this tells us
summary
Chapters:
Part 1
1- The Source of All Value
2- The Story of the World
3- Truth or Neutrality
4- Choice
5- Life
6- The Only Basis for Ethics
7- The Culture War
8- The Real Solution
9- The Law
10- Suicide
11- Euthanasia
12- Eugenocide
Part 2 (of 3)
13- Love
14- Reconciliation
15- Letting Go
16- Set Apart
Chapter 3: Truth or Neutrality
intro: head knowledge and heart knowledge
   
All knowledge is personal
   
All opinion is rational
    
right and wrong
1-
Truth cannot change
    
reality versus perception
2-
Absolutes versus relatives
    
absolutes, defined
3-
Neutrality
    
science or authority
    
objective thought
    
religion relates to science
    
a history of science
    
evolution
    
bias
    
church and state
conclusion: Ultimate Truth