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W: Darwin Made Me Do It – D.J. GrotheDate:
November 11, 2009
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 706-2029
Can people be good without being religious? What does Darwin’s theory of evolution tell us about morality? In this talk, D.J. explores whether it is possible to develop ethical systems that replace possibly outmoded and even destructive religious beliefs about right and wrong, and whether there can be a “science of ethics.” Could it be that religion in general — not just “bad” religions — may actually be to blame for so many of the world’s problems? Can a secular ethic, based firmly in the sciences, offer solutions?
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
About D.J. Grothe
President of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), Center for Inquiry
D.J. Grothe is President of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). He hosts the nationally popular radio show and podcast, Point of Inquiry, discussing fundamental questions with the world’s thought-leaders, exploring the implications of the scientific outlook for society’s most cherished convictions. An Associate Editor of Free Inquiry Magazine, D.J. lectures and debates frequently on topics surrounding science and central beliefs at colleges and universities throughout the United States. As a “mind-reader” and magician, Grothe studies the processes of deception and self-deception. His award-winning performances focus on the powers of the mind, parapsychology, and the challenge that skeptics bring to paranormal claims.