Darwin Day 2013 in Portland, February 12

I’m aware of at least two things going on in Portland for Darwin Day on February 12th.

The Center for Inquiry-Portland will be hanging out between between the Smith and Neuberger buildings on the Portland State University campus from noon to 3:30, passing out cake and talking to people about evolution (last year and 2011 it was at Pioneer Square).

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Massimo Pigliucci of the City University of New York will give a Darwin Day talk on the interaction between philosophy and science at 7:00 pm, in SB1 107 (see below for update on location) on the campus of Portland State University. Details on the Meetup page here.

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  1. Update from Glenn Branch of the NCSE:

    Just a quick update, since the venue for the event changed, plus a
    title and a description of Piglucci’s talk are now available:

    I thought that you might like to know that Massimo Pigliucci of the
    City University of New York will give a Darwin Day talk on “Evolution,
    Neuroscience, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Life” at 7:00 p.m. on
    February 12, in the auditorium (room 001) of the Campus Recreation
    Center on the campus of Portland State University.

    A description of his talk: “At some point or another we all deal with
    the big questions in life, questions that concern morality, justice,
    friendships, and relationships. Massimo Pigliucci, in his Answers for
    Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to A More Meaningful
    Life draws from the insights of Darwinian evolutionary biology, modern
    neuroscience, and timeless philosophical analysis to help us think
    about our existence and how to navigate it intelligently. Science
    provides us with answers as to where important aspects of human
    behavior come from (evolution) and how our brains process them
    (neuroscience), while philosophy helps us to reflect on the meaning of
    it all.”

    For further information, visit:

    http://www.pdx.edu/events/darwin-day-speaker-massimo-pigliucci-0

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