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.