Thomas Henry Huxley - an inspirational scientist and deeply moral person - is somone I admire.
I am just curious (seriously so). In the past you have made it clear that you are an evolutionist, (not sure what kind, Darwinian, neo-Darwinism, or other)
and an atheist,
Yet, you state distinctly above, that "deeply moral" attribute is something you admire.
My sincere question is... why do you admire "moral" conviction? Both atheism and evolutionary logic is that there is no "right or wrong", therefore there is no moral "law" or code that one should admire. Survival of the fittest is all that there is. Morals require a right or wrong and thus someone/something above humans to set what those morals are. (Otherwise, one simply has tribal tradition of what is right/wrong and it is completely arbitrary) Concerning Covid9, it is simply nature culling the old, the weak and unfit. If they die, so be it. It is no different than animals over populating and getting a herd disease in nature. Happens quite often.
I find it most illogical that you would admire morals, as they have no basis in either science or your world view of atheism. Of course, some would argue that morals are needed to keep society in tact. Again, that is a tribal concept as ancient and modern civilizations all have had vastly different morals. I understand that a tribal code is required to help unite people, but that is simply tribalism. I.E. pride of being "American" or "a fan of a certain sports team" or yes, even of being of a "scientific mind".
There are no morals in evolution or atheism.
So why do you admire?
I am just curious.