Stevens Institute of Technology
Souls or Selfish Genes?
April 3rd at 8:00pm in K228
Free pizza will be provided
A conversation featuring professors:
John Horgan, Director Center for Scientific Writing, Stevens
David Lahti, Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Philosophy, City University of New York.
Moderated by: Professor Kevin Ryan - Stevens
The question, "how does the brain make a mind?" leads to the larger question of what we are, can be and should be? Religions have traditionally been our major source of answers to this question--we are children of God, immortal souls subject to karmic justice, and so on--but science offers us many alternative answers. We are bundles of selfish genes, or neurons and neurotransmitters, or libidinous ids, or patterns of information, or software programs.
Join us for dinner and conversation around these important and timeless questions of what makes us human in a scientific age.
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