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January 2020

Jan
19

CANCELLED: Jan. 19 NW Tampa – CFI Lecture Series – The Future of Technology

Sunday, January 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library, 11211 Countryway Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33626-2624 United States

We cancelled because 3 other groups meeting at the same time competing for the same body of attendees is cutting the pie too thinly. This event will be rescheduled. "Doc" Dockery is a well-known lecturer who delights audiences with his enthusiast's knowledge of technology, history, and futuristic conjectures. Today he discusses where the arrow of time might carry technology through our future lives. Can humans understand advancing tech? Can we control it? What benefits are we now experiencing from our…

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Jan
19

Jan. 19 – Clearwater: What Comes Next…after Homo Sapiens. “Transhumanism” or “Posthumanism”?

Sunday, January 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UUC – Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road
Clearwater, FL 33764 US

We will explore some of the possibilities of a "human" future that may not be too far away. In some ways it’s already here. The January meeting of the UUC Humanist Group will be Sunday, January 19th at 12:30 p.m. in the Octagon. Our speakers will be Vicki Klapper and myself. As always, we will go to lunch at Carrabba’s following the meeting. Please join us and continue the conversation. Also, if you haven’t already purchased your tickets for Darwin…

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February 2020

Feb
8

Feb. 8, Clearwater: Darwin Day Event: “Why are we Moral?” CFI Tampa Bay’s 18th DD celebration!

Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UUC – Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road
Clearwater, FL 33764 US
$25.00

As never before, our society is apparently in the grip of an epistemological crisis. In all the universe we are the only known life form that has a culture and civilization built upon a system of morally defined relationships. Because morality is an artifact of human culture, it seems to be continuously modified by the internal and external experiences of the society that shaped it. Did it arise on anything other than human history, such as divine intervention as the…

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