Science and Religion

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Meeting Details

This group will meet on alternate Thursdays from 3 - 4:30 pm.

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, March 1

Kaufman Office - 174 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences Building

301 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids MI  49503

The Righteous Mind

Are you interested in religion and science? This group reads and discusses books relating science and religion, and the relationship between the two. This group is currently reading Jonathan Haidt's book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religions. 

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty-five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind. - Amazon Book Summary

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