"The Lottery of Birth" documentary will be shown (70 min). "We are not born free." Our minds are a battleground of competing forces: familial, educational, cultural, and professional. The outcome of this battle not only determines who we become, but the society that we create. Speakers include Steven Pinker and Daniel Dennett. This is Episode 1 of "Creating Freedom".
Open Topic is an opportunity to discuss new developments in science and society from a rational perspective without resort to supernatural influences. Often a video or reference will be presented as a suggested starting topic.