The title from another article in the September 26, 2015 New Scientist was chosen as the title to this blog post. The conclusion to this article can be found in its first two sentences. “Our sense of right and wrong is often inadequate for modern challenges. But the combination of rationality and humanity can lead us to more effective morality.”
The immediately preceding healthy memory blog post made the point that computer technology could be used to compensate for the narrow focus of empathy. Of course, this technology we be drawing upon both science and mathematics.
I was encouraged to learn of an organization whose aim is to optimize the good we can do by quantifying the outcomes of our actions. The name of this organization is the Center for Effective Altruism in Oxford, UK, https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org
Rather than continuing this post it might be better for you to go to this website and explore the activities.