The Seed Salon

Marc Hauser + Errol Morris

Errol Morris has made a career of trafficking in moral ambiguity and complexity. Marc Hauser has pioneered research into the idea of a universal morality grounded in biology; Hauser believes humans possess a moral grammar. Morris isn't so sure. The two met when Morris asked Hauser to be part of his short film for the 2007 Oscars. They kept in touch, exchanged ideas, and Hauser attended an early screening of S.O.P. Recently in Boston they debated game theory, Stanley Milgram, and whether science can make us better people.

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