Small Discussion Group ~ Cultural Evolution

Earlier in the month, Professor Eric Chaisson spoke to us about "Cosmic Evolution". One thing that came up briefly at the end was cultural evolution.

Steven Pinker recently came out with a book "The Better Angels of Our Nature" arguing that we are getting more "enlightened" over time, or at least less violent. Here's a YouTube video of him talking about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgNsmW_bAKI

Let's talk about long moral arc of the universe; do you agree that it bends toward justice?

We start the meeting at 7:00 and discussion usually gets started at 7:15. We usually finish around 8:30.

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  • clarice c.

    What does "CASSE" stand for? - I have just joined and I am overwhelmed at the number and variety of meetings. I'm not sure where I might fit in until i have time to go through all the postings.

    December 27, 2012

    • Maria G.

      Sorry for the late reply. CASSE is http://steadystate.or...­, an organization we've been talking a lot about lately that is concerned about population growth, economic growth, overconsumption and their effects.

      January 10, 2013

  • Paul W J.

    A timely subject for discussion might be the questions that have been raised about the request that the group endorse CASSE, or the no-growth principles of CASSE. This brings to mind questions about whether there are other groups that should be endorsed. And what does "endorsing" mean?

    December 13, 2012

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