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Fourth Meeting

From: Jeff
Sent on: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 1:54 PM
I've got to come up with more clever subject lines...

An excellent meeting with record attendance! The topic on the table was to discuss the perceived science/religion dichotomy. There was lots of discussion and lots of strong opinions but the one thing that at least most of us agreed upon was that science interprets the natural world via objective (or mostly objective) measurements but does not draw conclusions about morality or ethics. Belief systems (like religion) fill the morality role and may use scientific findings (as appropriate) as input into making a decision about morality. There were may other opinions and very well-stated questions. This was a challenging topic and I appreciate everyone who showed up and contributed to the conversation.

Next Monday is another real challenge - what is good art? Should art make you think or is it supposed to evoke emotion? Do Andres Serrano (url link) and Michelangelo both equally deserving of the title "artist"? Am I? Is there any art that should be outlawed? I think that this is gonna ba a tough one.

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