New Meetup: Sam Harris Lecture: The Moral Landscape

From: Frank Minero
Sent on: Sunday, August 8, 2010 5:02 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Godless Liberal Social Society of Los Angeles!

What: Sam Harris Lecture: The Moral Landscape

When: Sunday, October 24, 2010 2:00 PM

Where: CalTech - Beckman Auditorium
332 S Michigan Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106

HOLY MOTHER OF JEBUS... MORE BIG NEWS! SAM HARRIS IS COMING TO TOWN TO GIVE A LECTURE... THIS IS A MUST SEE EVENT!

IN ADDITION TO RSVP'ing "YES" ON THIS PAGE, YOU MUST ALSO PURCHASE TICKETS. Call the Caltech ticket office at [masked] between 12:00 and 5:00 Mon - Fri. Tickets are $10 for Skeptics Society members/Caltech/JPL community; $15 for everyone else.

The Moral Landscape: How Science can Determine Human Values

SAM HARRIS?S FIRST BOOK, The End of Faith, ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people ? from religious fundamentalists to nonbelieving scientists ? agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through science has now become the most common justification for religious faith. It is also the primary reason why so many secularists and religious moderates feel obligated to ?respect? the hardened superstitions of their more devout neighbors. In this explosive new book, The Moral Landscape, Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a ?moral landscape.? Just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there can be no Christian or Muslim morality.


FOR MORE INFO AND TO RSVP (Yes, No or Maybe), VISIT; http://www.meetup.com/GodlessLiberals/calendar/14360427/


IMPORTANT: After you RSVP, ?Like? The Godless Liberal Social Society on Facebook; http://facebook.com/GodlessLiberals. It?s where we bond.


May Science Be With You,

Frank Minero
Founder
The Godless Liberal Social Society

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