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New Meetup: Beyond Cosmic Dice: Moral Life in a Random World. A Lecture by Jeff Schweitzer

From: Michael B.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:51 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The St. Louis Skeptics Meetup!

What: Beyond Cosmic Dice: Moral Life in a Random World. A Lecture by Jeff Schweitzer

When: September 22,[masked]:00 PM

The Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Rd.
Ladue, MO 63117

Humans are special, not because we are made in god's image, and commanded by the Bible to rule over the earth, but because we have the amazing ability to choose a future in which we thrive and develop in a just society while coexisting with a healthy natural world. If we fail to seize our opportunity to create such a future, we will be no more than bacteria with library cards. The choice is in our hands, not god's. We are special if we choose to be, if we ourselves decide to use our big brains to manage wisely our relationships with one another and with our environment.

Dr. Jeff Schweitzer is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science, conservation, development and ethics. He has been a guest speaker at dozens of international conferences in Asia, Russia, Europe and across the United States. He also served as a science adviser to the Clinton White House.

During his tenure at the White House, Dr. Schweitzer realized that one critical element was missing from global efforts to bring science, conservation and development together; there was no appropriate ethical foundation providing a compelling mandate. Upon his retirement from government, Dr. Schweitzer devoted himself to the task of articulating and promoting such an ethic, a new way to ensure that humans can grow and prosper indefinitely in a healthy environment.

This special lecture is being co-sponsored by the Skeptical Society of St. Louis, The Center for Inquiry, and The Ethical Society of St. Louis. We are suggesting a $5 donation for attendees to help cover the costs of bringing Dr. Schweitzer to St. Louis.

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