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New Meetup: MNA Monthly Mtg: Science vs. Religion with P.Z. Myers, Ridgedale, May 16, 1 p.m.

From: Jack C.
Sent on: Thursday, May 6, 2010 8:36 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group!

What: MNA Monthly Mtg: Science vs. Religion with P.Z. Myers, Ridgedale, May 16, 1 p.m.

When: Sunday, May 16,[masked]:00 PM

Ridgedale Library
12601 Ridgedale Dr
Hopkins, MN 55305

The full title of the presentation is "Science vs. Religion: How Faith Makes Us Wrong"

On Sunday, May 16th, Minnesota Atheists will host a presentation by Dr. P.Z. Myers. Myers is a biologist, associate professor at U of M Morris and webmaster of the popular site Pharyngula. His discussion will feature three examples - from physics, developmental biology, and neuroscience - where religion has clearly led people down the wrong path to incorrect answers, and where even now believers oppose many of the fact-based conclusions of science. He will be arguing that, if you try to argue that both science and religion are ways of knowing, you have to be able to test at some point whether what you know is actually correct?and that's precisely where religion fails, not only by lacking a mechanism for evaluating truth claims, but also in promoting faith claims that are active barriers to understanding.

Please join us!

Sunday, May 16, 2010
1:00-1:15 - Social Time
1:15-1:45 - Business Meeting
1:45-2:00 - Social Time
2:00-3:30 - Myers? Presentation, followed by Q & A
4:00 - Dinner at Q. Cumbers restaurant

Ridgedale Public Library
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, 55305

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