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New Meetup: Sam Harris - Lecture and Book Tour (Berkeley)

From: David D.
Sent on: Friday, October 8, 2010 10:07 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sacramento Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN)!

What: Sam Harris - Lecture and Book Tour (Berkeley)

When: Wednesday, November 10,[masked]:30 PM

Where: First Congregational Church Bkly
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join SacFAN and other freethinking groups from the area as Sam Harris discusses and promotes his new book, The Moral Landscape.

Tickets are $12 in advance ($6 students with ID), or $15 (for all) at the door. Get your tickets onlne at Brown Paper Tickets or call[masked]

Getting There

If you're interested in carpooling, say something as you RSVP. Find a friend or make a new one.

If you're taking BART, the Downtown Berkeley station is about a half-mile away from the venue. There is also a bus route (51 B) that takes you from the BART station to a bus stop about a block away from the church, for those who don't want to walk it.

About the Book

In this highly anticipated, explosive new book, the author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation calls for an end to religion?s monopoly on morality and human values. In The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values to dismantle the most common justification for religious faith -- that a moral system cannot be based on science.


?Beautifully written as they were (the elegance of his prose is a distilled blend of honesty and clarity) there was little in Sam Harris's previous books that couldn't have been written by any of his fellow 'horsemen' of the 'new atheism'. This book is different, though every bit as readable as the other two. I was one of those who had unthinkingly bought into the hectoring myth that science can say nothing about morals. To my surprise, The Moral Landscape has changed all that for me. It should change it for philosophers too. Philosophers of mind have already discovered that they can't duck the study of neuroscience, and the best of them have raised their game as a result. Sam Harris shows that the same should be true of moral philosophers, and it will turn their world exhilaratingly upside down. As for religion, and the preposterous idea that we need God to be good, nobody wields a sharper bayonet than Sam Harris.?

-- Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show On Earth

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