Return of the Amateur Philosopher -- Dick Jackson
Twice in the past LLCC members have met to ratiocinate** on matters relating to our shared Western values. Now you are cordially invited to attend yet another discussion in this series to discuss two questions tangential to these values.
** It is possible that this is not actually a real word.
1. Should all laws be enforced? We hold the rule of law to be one of our tenets. It follows that we should accept that the law should be applied free of the whims of officialdom. Yet some laws are routinely flouted in the U. S. Can we find justification for this?
2. What controls, if any, should society/government put on genetic engineering? Recent advances in genetics have made gene splicing much easier. Future progress in this field may allow designer babies that is, tinkering with an offspring's makeup to, say, remove genetic disease, introduce healthy characteristics such as low LDL, make the child tall and strong, and even highly intelligent. How far should we go?
This is a discussion class. Thought priming materials will be circulated prior to the meeting.
Dick Jackson is English by birth, American by naturalization, and Scotch by absorption. He is, at least in his own mind, a prince among men. Handsome, generous, witty and, of course, modest to a fault. He is no more qualified to lead a philosophical discussion than anyone else but does so out of a sense of duty to the Lifelong Learners and to alleviate boredom.
Thursday, November 3, 10am-12pm Adult School B3 in San Luis Obispo
If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.
Adult School, room B3 (View)
1500 Lizzie Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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