New Meetup: Morality and Science - Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Lawrence Kraus, & S. Blackburn

From: Kathleen
Sent on: Sunday, November 7, 2010 10:05 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Rationalist Society of Saint Louis!

What: Morality and Science - Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Lawrence Kraus, & S. Blackburn
When: Sunday, November 14,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Hoops Hall
1806 Allen Ave
St. Louis, MO 63104

We will listen to a podcast of the 2nd hour of the Science Friday talk show on NPR, originally broadcast on Friday, November 5th, 2010. Host Ira Flatow talks with Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Lawrence Krauss, & Simon Blackburn about morality and science, and it is fascinating. So often religionists assert that religion is the only source of good morality, and that chaos and murder would prevail if it weren't for the church's moral influence; you need to hear this podcast to sharpen your thinking on this subject.

From the website :

Science and Morality
Did we evolve our sense of right and wrong, just like our opposable thumbs? Could scientific research ever turn up new facts to resolve sticky moral arguments such as euthanasia, or gay marriage? In this hour of Science Friday, we'll talk with philosophers and scientists about the origins of human values. Our guests are participating in an international conference entitled ?The Origins of Morality: Evolution, Neuroscience and Their Implications (if Any) for Normative Ethics and Meta-ethics? being held in Tempe, Arizona on November 5-7. Listen in to their debate, and share your thoughts

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