Saturday, May 30, 2009

Darwin Day - Chris Street talks to North Yorkshire Humanists

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North Yorkshire Humanist Group Darwin Bicentenary Talk ( Public )
Date and Time: 2009-02-09 19:30:00

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Chris Street, a Biochemist and a committee member of BHA Science Group and Dorset Humanists, will be presenting a talk on "Darwin, Science & Humanism". Chris will talk about the role of science in the life of a humanist. In February 2009, we mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of his great, seminal work, On the Origin of Species. Just as Copernicus had upset the view that the Earth was the centre of the Universe, so Darwin upset the view that humans were privileged beings, specially created by divine will and totally distinct from the rest of life. Chris will explain how it is no exaggeration to say that Darwin's discoveries have provided a basis for modern Humanism.

Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street
York/North Yorkshire YO1 6ET UNITED KINGDOM

Sponsor: North Yorkshire Humanist Group

Contact: Tim Stephenson

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