May 23, 2007 · 6:00 PM
For secularists, one of the biggest philosophical challenges is the origin of morality. If there is no God, absolute Good and Evil, nor divine code of ethics, then are secularists/humanists/atheists free to live without any moral code? This event will be quite intense. We will discuss the natural and evolutionary origins of morality. This event has a secular viewpoint, although certainly the religious origins of morality is also an appropriate topic for another evening. == TOPICS == Topics include: - prisoner's dilemma - game theory - altruism - the natural commandments of nature - cooperation - niceness As an attendee, please review the topic questions and references ahead of the event. Natural Origins of Morality Debate Guide == AGENDA == The event begins at 6PM with a happy hour. Discussions begin at 7 and will run until 10 or later. The event fee is $5, which will cover expenses and bar charges, with the proceeds toward the benefit below. == BENEFIT == Proceeds from each ticket will be donated to the Mickey Mantle school on West End Avenue. This school is "a special education school serving severely disabled students, ages 4 - 14. The school includes a Pre-K class for students with disabilities, as well as inclusion programs at P.S.75 and P.S.163. P811M students are categorized as having multiple disabilities, autism, severe emotional/behavioral needs and/or severe language/communication disorders." == RSVP POLICY == To give everyone who wants to come to an event the best opportunity to attend, we have a strict RSVP policy, as posted on our About Us page. Simply, we require that you update your RSVP by noon on the day of the event if you determine that you cannot attend. Failure to do so is grounds for removal from the group.