Lecture: Secular vs. religious ethics

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Date/Time:Friday, 13 Feb 2009 at 7:00 pm
Location:Campanile Room, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
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"Darwin Made Me Do It: Secular vs. Religious Ethics," D.J. Grothe, Center for Inquiry, St. Louis, Mo. Questions to be addressed include: Can people be good without being religious? What does Darwin's theory of evolution tell us about morality? Can a secular ethics - based firmly in the sciences - hold the answers to the world's greatest problems?

D.J. Grothe is vice president & director of outreach programs for the Center for Inquiry, a think tank that advances science, reason and secular values in public affairs. He also is associate editor of Free Inquiry magazine, and has lectured widely on topics at the intersection of education, secularism and science at universities such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and dozens of others.