Mon, 09 May|
Please May I Offend You!? - Prof Susan Blackmore in conversation with Don Cameron
Susan Blackmore in conversation with Bristol Humanists' Don Cameron on the clash of science, religion and free speech. Susan is a psychologist & thinker, perhaps best known for her books “The Meme Machine” & "Consciousness: An Introduction"".
Time & Location
09 May 2022, 19:30
About the event
This event is online using Zoom - see link below. Everyone is welcome to attend. It is FREE to members of Bristol Humanists, we ask others to make a £3/£1 donation, to help cover our costs. Donations can be made by clicking on the "Donate" button on the homepage of our web https://www.bristolhumanists.com/
Susan Blackmore in conversation with Don Cameron on the clash of science, religion and free speech.
Susan is a psychologist & thinker, perhaps best known for her books “The Meme Machine” & "Consciousness". She has written & spoken extensively on the way natural selection applies to ideas passing between human brains, as well as the implications of similar processes where the medium of transfer is technological for which she coined the word "Treme".
She is well known as a fearless scientist, not prepared to write off unpopular beliefs if she thinks there may be evidence to support them - or to change her mind if the evidence doesn’t materialise. She’s a witty lecturer & broadcaster who is passionate about spreading not only ideas but the skill of critical thinking.
Formerly at the University of West of England in Bristol, she is now a Visiting Professor in psychology at the University of Plymouth & a fellow of the Society for Skeptical Enquiry. She is a Patron of Humanists UK & a sceptic of religious claims. Amongst her other claims to fame are that she took on Jordan Peterson in debate on whether god is needed to make sense of life!
Don Cameron is a founding member of Bristol Humanists, also a patron of Humanists UK & is widely known in Bristol & beyond as a pioneering balloonist & an aeronautical engineer. He has been interested in philosophy for more than 40 years & is Philosophical Convener for Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
Sue & Don will be discussing her work & her thoughts.