I’ve been lurking in recent years on the old RNA forum, always grateful for the many RN perspectives, which I aspire to fruitfully appropriate in my own outlooks. They’re useful to me precisely because I believe that it is the book of nature that answers our questions regarding both what we can know & how we can know it as well as what we must do & how we should do it.
Put differently, in my view, only when our epistemology & ethics are sufficiently naturalized can they reliably claim an ample normative impetus. Only the evidentiary standards of science can provide us justifications that will be the most broadly appealing, epistemically, & can gift us shared visions that will be the most compelling, morally.
I am a long retired Chairman, President & CEO of Louisiana Bank, whose grad studies were focused on avian biology.