JULY 31, 2014 (THUR.) 6:30PM
NYC ATHEISTS MONTHLY MEETING
SPEAKER: SAM HARRIS (VIDEO) FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A
SUBJECT: SHOULD SCIENCE BE THE AUTHORITY ON MORAL & ETHICAL ISSUES?
Some believe that religion is necessary as a guide to a moral life. This idea has been with us for nearly 2,000 years. Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.
"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hopes of reward after death."
— Albert Einstein, "Religion and Science," New York Times Magazine, 1930
LOCATION: SLC Conference Center– 15 West 39th St.(3rd Floor)
COST: We ask for a donation of $10 to help cover the cost of room rental.