The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley offers Forum programs on Sundays at 11:00 which are typically speakers followed by a period of Q & A, but may also be poetry readings, talent shows, etc. Join us! Note this page is typically updated monthly, and near the end of each month, once the schedule for the following month is firm.
- The Hard Problem of Consciousness: Why Do We Feel What We Feel? Michael Abramson 11 a.m., January 17, 2021 Here is the speaker’s description of his talk: “My area of expertise is system modeling and simulation. The folks like me are usually interested in systems’ behavior and not in their feelings. We can say sometimes that a particle “feels” the force, but only metaphorically. Yet we know that at least some systems, such as humans and animals, really feel something, ... Details