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Future Bioethics & FOC Reception

October 22, 2008
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


In this presentation Dr. Lindsay will be speaking on his book Future Bioethics: Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas. Ronald Lindsay reframes the debates surrounding current controversies in bioethics. Carefully examining and dissecting claims made by many policy makers and ethicists on topics such as assistance in dying, genetic engineering, and embryonic stem cell research, bioethicist Lindsay shows that all too often these claims are based on instinctive reactions, beliefs that lack factual support, and religious or ideological dogma. Through his insightful analysis, Lindsay demonstrates how to achieve pragmatic, progressive solutions to these controversies.

Friends of the Center Reception

Are you a Friend of the Center? We invite you to attend a Friends of the Center reception with Dr. Lindsay from 5:30-6:30pm, prior to the feature presentation. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be provided. Cost is $5 per person. An RSVP is required to attend the reception: RSVP Here.

If you are not a Friend of the Center – Join today and attend the reception with Dr. Lindsay: Become a Friend of the Center & RSVP Here.

Copies of Ronal Lindsay’s book Future Bioethics will be available for purchase at this event and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Ronald Lindsay, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Center for Inquiry

Ronald A. Lindsay, J.D., Ph.D. is president & CEO of the Center for Inquiry. He is by training and experience both a lawyer and a philosopher. An honors graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he practiced for twenty-six years with the national law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP prior to joining the Center for Inquiry, where he has been president and CEO since June 2008. Dr. Lindsay received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, specializing in bioethics. He has had articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and The American Journal of Bioethics. His first book, Future Bioethics: Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas, was published by Prometheus Books in June 2008. He is the author of the entry on “Euthanasia” for the prestigious International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley Blackwell 2013). Dr. Lindsay is pleased to announce that Pitchstone Publishing will be publishing his second book, God Can’t Tell Us What To Do, with an expected release date of November 2014.