Past Meetup

August Berkshire: A World on Autopilot?

Details

Note: This is a rescheduled event that was cancelled from February 25.

Presented by the Akron Secular Student Alliance:

Monday, February 25, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm

The University of Akron Student Union Room 308

“A World on Autopilot?: Atheism, Determinism, Ethics, and Evolution”

By August Berkshire

In the world premiere of this controversial and thought-provoking talk, August Berkshire will discuss the ramifications of a universe without gods and free will, where evolution reigns supreme. Is life worth living? How do we derive meaning and purpose in our lives? What does this say about ethics, cooperation, altruism, praise, blame, responsibility, crime, punishment, rehabilitation, and revenge? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the future?

August Berkshire is president of Minnesota Atheists and a past vice president of Atheist Alliance International. He has been an atheist activist since 1984 and is the author of numerous pamphlets.

“Atheism, Determinism, Ethics, and Evolution”

August Berkshire will discuss the ramifications of a universe without gods and free will, where evolution reigns supreme. Is life worth living? How do we derive meaning and purpose in our lives? What does this say about ethics, cooperation, altruism, praise, blame, responsibility, crime, punishment, rehabilitation, and revenge? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the future?

August Berkshire is the president of Minnesota Atheists, a past vice president of Atheist Alliance International, and on the speakers bureau for the national Secular Student Alliance. He has been an atheist activist since 1984 and is the author of numerous pamphlets. He is the owner of the ATHEIST license plate for Minnesota and is proud to be listed in the reference book “Who’s Who in Hell.”

Questions? AkronSSA@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167753966707139/?ref=ts&fref=ts

August Berkshire's Speakers Bureau Listing:

https://www.secularstudents.org/speakers/AugustBerkshire