First off, I'd like to apologize for not being in class. Have you ever had one of those days where you feel horrible upon waking up, but write it off as a temporary malady attributed to sleeping with your mouth open, and then later discover that you're actually sick? That's one of those days. Anyway, Ch2 of the Moral Landscape really got me thinking, "how wonderful would it be if we had institutions dedicated to the scientific pursuit and understanding of ethical morality in the same manner as churches?"
Of course, now we have schools and universities for more secular indoctrination to society's moral standards, but they lack the same functional effect that churches would have - if they had simply removed god from the picture. I wonder, is it possible?