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Announcing a new Meetup for The Atlanta Science Tavern!
What: July 17th: Ginger Campbell on the Neuroscience of Soul Belief (and Much More)
When: July 17, 2009 7:00 PM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Hello everyone, this is a joint-event with the Atlanta Skeptics meetup group (http://www.meetup.com.... We actually have another event this same night, so those not already signed up for that can attend this to make it a big hit:
Ginger Campbell, host of the Brain Science Podcast, will be speaking!
Dr. Campbell will be talking about the implications of neuroscience for belief in the idea of the soul (or spirit) as a non-physical entity. Neuroscience has been revealing that all aspects of the person can be explained without then need to resort to non-physical causes. In this talk Dr. Campbell will discuss the challenge these discoveries pose to fundamental religious teachings. She will also discuss the evidence that creationist organizations like the Discovery Institute may be targeting neuroscience for a stealth attack. There will be ample time for Q and A.
Dr. Campbell has been an emergency physician since 1992 but she has a long-standing interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness. In the Brain Science podcast she shares recent discoveries from the world of neuroscience in a way that people of all backgrounds can enjoy. Dr. Campbell believes that understanding how the brain works gives us insight into what makes us human. She is also committed to showing how the scientific method has unraveled many long-standing mysteries.
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