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Neural Darwinism
We will be discussing Neural Darwinism, developed by Gerald Edelman, who received a Nobel Prize. This field concerns itself with how the brain develops and functions. It determines that there is a biological basis for how new behaviors are learned, and it also helps explain how consciousness is developed. Through the exploration of this field we can see that it is possible to relearn mental habits and develop deeper awareness of ourselves and how we can grow as humans. This discussion will be led by Alan Constant, a member of our group. Fireside Room. 12:30-2:00. Sandwiches will be available for purchase.

First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center

1187 Franklin Street · San Francisco, CA

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The purpose of Bay Area Humanists is to promote humanism in San Francisco and East Bay. We do this by sponsoring a range of activities including lectures, discussions, social service, outings and parties. We want to build a sense of community for those who identify with the humanist philosophy. If you would like to be part of this community, please join this Meet Up. We are a chapter of the American Humanist Association ( Our understanding of humanism is taken from “Humanism and Its Aspirations (” also know as Humanist Manifesto III

“Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.”

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