New Meetup: What Can Science Say About God and the Afterlife?

From: Jason F.
Sent on: Thursday, January 28, 2010 12:48 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Humanism San Diego: Humanist Association of San Diego Meetup!

What: What Can Science Say About God and the Afterlife?

When: Saturday, February 20,[masked]:30 PM

Where:
UCSD Student Services Center Multi Purpose Room
Corner of Williams Way and Meyers Drive La Jolla
San Diego, CA 92093

DR. VICTOR J. STENGER

What Can Science Say About God and the Afterlife?


Saturday, February 20th

3:30 PM

UCSD Student Services Center Multi-Purpose Room

Free and open to the public ? no tickets or reservations required
The claim has been made that reason and science supply new and persuasive evidence for the existence of God and the afterlife. A creator God is said to be supported by the apparent fine-tuning of the physical parameters of the universe to make life possible. The afterlife is suggested by studies of past-life memories, near-death experiences, and various paranormal claims. Furthermore, quantum mechanics has supposedly provided reason to believe that consciousness is a separate entity from our bodies and brains and thus able to survive death. New York Times bestselling author Dr. Victor Stenger will examine these claims from the point of view of a physicist who spent forty years studying the fundamental structure of the universe.
Stenger, who received a doctorate in Physics from UCLA in 1963, taught at the University of Hawaii, retiring to Colorado in 2000. He is currently an adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado and emeritus professor of physics at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Stenger has also held visiting positions on the faculties of universities in Germany, England, and Italy.
Dr. Stenger's distinguished research career has spanned the period of great progress in elementary particle physics to very high-energy gamma ray and neutrino astronomy. He also is the author of nine critically acclaimed popular science books about physics, cosmology, philosophy, religion, and pseudoscience. His 2007 book, God: The Failed Hypothesis; How Science Shows that God Does Not Exist, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest books, which came out in 2009, are Quantum Gods and The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason.

Dr. Stenger will be speaking at the UCSD Student Services Center Multi-Purpose Room (first floor) located on Matthews Quad at the corner of Williams Way and Myers Drive (southeast of the Price Center). Books will be available for sale and signing. Public parking is nearby at the Gilman Parking Structure (intersection of Gilman Drive and Villa La Jolla Drive).

Brought to you by Rational Thought at UCSD, Center for Inquiry - Los Angeles, San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry, and the members of the San Diego Coalition of Reason

http://www-act.ucsd.edu/maps/?mapid=7001220390468232&wid=7001220390468232&iws=true&cat=&t=Map&z=17&opacity=50&ll=32.879082599336826,-117.23568677902222

Learn more here:
http://humanism.meetup.com/184/calendar/12452177/

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