This month Atheist Advocates of SF is proud to feature Dr. Sarah Strand speaking on the "Evolution of Religion." Although religion is often thought of as the antithesis of evolution, it is in fact a prime example of evolution.
Sarah will discuss why religion has been present in human society since the dawn of humankind, and the psychological origins of religion. She will show that human brains evolved to have a propensity to believe in the supernatural. She will point out the parallels between biological and cultural evolution. Sarah will conclude the presentation with evidence of how religion has “survived” by expanding and adjusting to changes in culture, or it’s “environment.”
Dr. Sarah Strand is an adjunct faculty at California State University, Sacramento and a research supervisor at the University of California, Davis. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior in 2006 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Afterwards we will go to dinner in a nearby reasonable Chinese restaurant. Please join us.
When: Sunday, October 14th at 3:00 to 5:00 PM (Meeting will start promptly at 3:00)
Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building,[masked]th (at Valencia), San Francisco
Cost: $6 Renting a meeting room means we must charge admittance. We would appreciate exact change if convenient. Most of all we want you to join us for this talk.
Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St.
Parking: Garage at[masked]st Street (at Lexington)
Our next meeting will be on Sunday, November 11th. Details to follow.
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