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Red Bank Humanists (NJ, USA) to Celebrate Darwin Day with a Presentation by Ron Flannery entitled “Bioethics and Evolution in the 21st Century”

February 14, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

| Free

Mr. Flannery’s talk will include the following topics:
• Is evolution still relevant?
• Can we, and should we, take over for natural selection?
• Is it OK to enhance plants? Animals? Humans?
• Is it OK to permanently enhance a species?

Ron is retired from 45 years in the computer industry. In that time, he worked for various companies including the US Army, Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Amdahl, and EMC, and he has held nearly every occupational title in that space. Ron was a member of Mensa for several years and is currently a board member of the Red Bank Humanists. Ron’s varied interests include sailing, music, instrument making, computer science, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and brain science.

The Red Bank Humanists have celebrated International Darwin Day every year since 2005 at their February forum. The goal of Darwin Day is to inspire people to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.

The Red Bank Humanists is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Secular Humanism. The goal of Red Bank Humanists is to cultivate rational inquiry, ethical values and human development in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. More information about Humanism and RBH events is available at www.redbankhumanists.org

At the February forum, the Red Bank Humanists will be collecting supplies for The Joan Valentine House, which provides housing and support for low-income adults with mental illness. Please see the RBH website for details.

The Red Bank Humanists (RBH) will host a forum with Ron Flannery, retired computer scientist and futurist, entitled “Bioethics and Evolution in the 21st Century.” The event will be held Sunday, February 14th, from 10:30 AM to 12 noon at the Red Bank Charter School, 58 Oakland Street. The program is open to the public and admission is free.

Mr. Flannery’s talk will include the following topics:
• Is evolution still relevant?
• Can we, and should we, take over for natural selection?
• Is it OK to enhance plants? Animals? Humans?
• Is it OK to permanently enhance a species?

Ron is retired from 45 years in the computer industry. In that time, he worked for various companies including the US Army, Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Amdahl, and EMC, and he has held nearly every occupational title in that space. Ron was a member of Mensa for several years and is currently a board member of the Red Bank Humanists. Ron’s varied interests include sailing, music, instrument making, computer science, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and brain science.

The Red Bank Humanists have celebrated International Darwin Day every year since 2005 at their February forum. The goal of Darwin Day is to inspire people to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.

For further information contact Trudy Lagan at (VP@RedBankHumanists.org) or
www.meetup.com/redbankhumanists/

The Red Bank Humanists is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Secular Humanism. The goal of Red Bank Humanists is to cultivate rational inquiry, ethical values and human development in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. More information about Humanism and RBH events is available at www.redbankhumanists.org

At the February forum, the Red Bank Humanists will be collecting supplies for The Joan Valentine House, which provides housing and support for low-income adults with mental illness. Please see the RBH website for details.
Mr. Flannery’s talk will include the following topics:
• Is evolution still relevant?
• Can we, and should we, take over for natural selection?
• Is it OK to enhance plants? Animals? Humans?
• Is it OK to permanently enhance a species?

Details

Date:
February 14, 2016
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Red Bank Charter School
58 Oakland Street, Red Bank, 07701 United States

Organizer

Red Bank Humanists
Email:
Website:
http://www.redbankhumanists.org/