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Francisco Ayala in Berkeley: "Whence Morality: Biology or Religion?"

From: Peter
Sent on: Saturday, March 21, 2009 1:37 PM
Since our January meeting on "Whence morality?" had such a good turnout,
people may be interested in this upcoming public forum:

Dr. Francisco J. Ayala
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 PM
"Whence Morality: Biology or Religion?"
Hosted by The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT)
2301 Vine Street, Classroom 1, Berkeley, CA
The Fellow's Forum is free and open to the public. Registration not required.

Francisco J. Ayala is University Professor and Donald Bren Professor
of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in the School of Biological Sciences
and Professor of Philosophy in the School of Humanities University of
California, Irvine, CA, USA. He is also Professor of Logic and the
Philosophy of Science in the School of Social Sciences. Ayala received
his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1964.

Author of 32 books and more than 950 [sic] articles, he is a former
president and chair of the AAAS, and the recipient of 12 honorary
degrees. His research is in evolutionary genetics. He is a former
Dominican priest -- hence the location.

For a forthcoming book, he has written a chapter entitled
"What the Biological Sciences Can and Cannot Contribute to Ethics"
available here:

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