Feynman’s “method” – of honesty and integrity and truthfulness applies to everything.
While this is technically and morally and ethically true it does not produce the greatest “happiness for everyone”.
Lots of lies produce good results for a society provided
a. they are not discovered
b. we agree to accept the slip in our moral compass for a greater good.
This occurs on both sides of the climate debate societies.
There is a big difference between those who use b.and may be given the excuse that they do not know they are participating in a lie and a. who are completely aware that they are not being honest.
Both have recourse to greater good arguments , the former for themselves, the latter for “others”.
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