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New Meetup: Maple Grove Book Club: The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

Rhonda
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Minneapolis, MN
Announcing a new Meetup for Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group!

What: Maple Grove Book Club: The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: Byerly's Meeting Room
12880 Elm Creek Blvd N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-416-1611

"In this explosive new book (The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values), Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a 'moral landscape'. Because there are definite facts to be known about where we fall on this landscape, Harris foresees a time when science will no longer limit itself to merely describing what people do in the name of morality; in principle, science should be able to tell us what we ought to do to live the best lives possible." ~front cover



Looking ahead:

August: no meeting

September: Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg

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