Educational SIG - Skepticism 101: How to Think Like a Scientist

The next Special Interest Group will be May 4th at 10:00 am until noon at SHC,1953 W Grant Rd.


This is the next to last Skepticism 101: How to Think Like a Scientist session by listening to lectures by Professor Michael Shermer.



The first lecture is "The God Question" #15



Because we live in an age of science, many people are not content to believe in God on faith alone, and over the centuries, this has led philosophers to construct a series of arguments for God's existence based on reason and logic. Other philosophers have countered


these arguments, also using reason and logic, while scientists have stayed out of the debate largely until just recently, when some believing scientists have argued for God's existence through science based claims. This lecture examines the best arguments for and against God's existence to enable you to answer the question for yourself.



The second lecture is "Without God, Does Anything Go?" # 16



In the last two lectures, we have seen how a skeptic views the topic of the existence of God, and we touched on one of the most common arguments raised by believers: Where does our sense of right and


wrong come from? Indeed, without God, is morality reduced to anything - goes relativism? In this lecture , we'll see how a skeptic thinks about the origins and foundation of morality and the moral sense. We'll also delve into the reality of moral principles.: If these


principles are real, they can be discovered and studied by scientists in the same way as any natural phenomenon.



After each half hour lecture we discuss our perceptions of the topic.



Many attending go to lunch/breakfast at a close by restaurant to socialize and talk about any topic of their choosing,



Look forward to seeing you there.



Jerry Karches, Moderator



This event is sponsored by FreeThought Arizona.

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