Wednesday, April 5 2017 at 8:00PM
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The Old St John's Church
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This is a bonus talk, as we will have two talks in April instead of the usual one! (Our social will now be on the 12th April at the Bootlegger)
This event is free, with costs being covered by voluntary donations, and there is a cash bar available!
Our speaker for this event is philosopher and lecturer in law - John Danaher.
John will discuss the strongest arguments for both sides of the abortion debate, as they currently exist, ethically and philosophically from a purely naturalistic perspective.
There will be a time for question and answers after the main talk, and a chance to discuss the issues surrounding this potentially controversial subject.
John is currently an academic and lecturer at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway. He teaches in the School of Law. He is also an affiliate scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. As John writes on his blog Philosophical Disquisitions - his research deals primarily with the ethical, social and legal implications of emerging technologies, but dances around some other philosophical topics. In the past John has written papers about social robots, the risks of advanced AI, the meaning of life and the future of work, the ethics of human enhancement, the intersection between law and neuroscience, the utility of brain-based lie detection, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of religion.
Skeptics in the Pub is a place for inquisitive people of all ages to meet and converse in the High Wycombe area.
Skeptics are people who yearn to discover the truth behind extraordinary claims that people or groups may make, this can be in areas of alternative therapies, the paranormal, religion and faith, the afterlife and many other areas of life. We we often end up talking about superstition, science, religious fundamentalism, health, censorship and conspiracy theory
We make no claims to balance, and actively promote science, freedom of expression and secular humanism..
You are welcome to come along and just sit and listen to others, or if you are braver get stuck right in with conversation and views!