"Does objective moral truth exist? Are there moral principles that apply to all people, in all places, at all times? Moral realists like Greg Koukl say yes, moral truths are real, objective features of the world. Moral relativists disagree. Moral rules may be real as customs or as cultural conventions, but they are not objective truths in themselves because there are no moral absolutes of any kind. Dr. Sabina Magliocco, professor of Cultural Anthropology at California State University, Northridge, defends this view.
In this debate, taped only a few days after 9/11 at the Cal State campus in Northridge, California, each participant gives a 20-minute opening argument, an 8-minute rebuttal, and a 5-minute closing statement, followed by a Q&A session."