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"From the Ted Talk by Sam Harris: Science can answer moral questions"

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SH: Well yeah, modulo one obvious fact, that you can love someone in the context of a truly delusional belief system. So, you can say like, "Because I knew my gay son was going to go to hell if he found a boyfriend, I chppeod his head off. And that was the most ciosmaaonspte thing I could do." If you get all those parts aligned, yes I think you could probably be feeling the eotiomn of love. But again, then we have to talk about well-being in a larger ctxeont. It's all of us in this together, not one man feeling ecsasty and then blowing himself up on a bus.

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SH: Well yeah, modulo one obvious fact, that you can love someone in the context of a truly delusional belief system. So, you can say like, "Because I knew my gay son was going to go to hell if he found a boyfriend, I _______ his head off. And that was the most _____________ thing I could do." If you get all those parts aligned, yes I think you could probably be feeling the _______ of love. But again, then we have to talk about well-being in a larger _______. It's all of us in this together, not one man feeling _______ and then blowing himself up on a bus.

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  1. chopped
  2. ecstasy
  3. emotion
  4. compassionate
  5. context

Original Text

SH: Well yeah, modulo one obvious fact, that you can love someone in the context of a truly delusional belief system. So, you can say like, "Because I knew my gay son was going to go to hell if he found a boyfriend, I chopped his head off. And that was the most compassionate thing I could do." If you get all those parts aligned, yes I think you could probably be feeling the emotion of love. But again, then we have to talk about well-being in a larger context. It's all of us in this together, not one man feeling ecstasy and then blowing himself up on a bus.

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