|Sent on:||Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:12 AM|
Our meeting will begin at 2:30 PM
2:30 PM We will begin the first part of our meeting by viewing a 30 min talk by Dr. Lawrence M. Principle who is the professor of the History of Science and Technology and Professor of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University.
His lecture will be on "The Warfare Thesis as an interpretation of the relationship between Science and Religion." The idea of the "Warfare Thesis" is that throughout history religion and science have opposed and inimical. The belief is that religion has stymied the advance of science. This idea will be examined to see if it is historically true.
At 3:00 we will have a 30 minute discussion and dialogue on this lecture's topic.
We will begin our regular meeting at 3:30 with a choosing of a question. The questions to be voted on this month will be.
1. Is human activity a significant contribution to global warming and should anything be done to limit human activity to reduce global warming? If so what?
2. The analytic–synthetic distinction (also called the analytic–synthetic dichotomy) is a conceptual distinction, used primarily in philosophy to distinguish propositions into two types: analytic propositions and synthetic propositions. Analytic propositions are true by virtue of their meaning, while synthetic propositions are true by how their meaning relates to the world.
If the statement "I believe in God" is a synthetic proposition based on the experience of the one making it. Are their any analytic reasons to believe in God that are not based on experience and are purely true by logic and reason alone.
3. Is it immoral for the government to redistribute money from the rich to the poor or is it immoral for the government to not redistribute money from the rich to the poor.
4. What makes a war just?
5. What makes an excellent marriage?
6. What makes human beings happy?
7. How do philosophy and theology differ? What should be the difference between philosophy and theology? Are philosophy and theology friends or foes?
We will use this list of questions to choose from at 3:30 PM. If you have another question then bring it and we could add it to this list. Come with your question written down.
See you on Sunday