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The influence of science and reason on moral progress
The influence of science and reason on moral progress

A century and a half ago, an abolitionist preacher named Theodore Parker noticed something striking about the moral universe: “The arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways,” he said, but added that “from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.” Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. confirmed Parker's hopeful vision at the climax of his march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. That movement led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act months later. The abolition of slavery and the universal franchise are just two of several hard-won rights revolutions. Women's rights, children's rights, workers' rights, gay rights and now...

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