Dr. Richard Dawkins, well known author and evolutionary biologist, will speak on ?The Purpose of Purpose?, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 P.M. at the Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Campus. Tickets are $8 for students and $15 General Admission.
Box Office: [masked] or cashumn.org
?We humans are obsessed with purpose. The question, ?What is it for?? comes naturally to a species surrounded by tools, utensils and machines. For such artifacts it is appropriate, but then we go too far. We apply the ?What is it for?? question to rocks, mountains, stars or the universe, where it has no place. How about living things? Since Darwin, we have understood that this, too, is an illusion. Nevertheless, it is such a powerful illusion that the language of purpose is almost irresistible.?
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