Michael Shermer and Peter Millican
11 a.m., August 14, 2022
This Sunday we we will watch and discuss two videos on the topic “God Does NOT Exist”, debated at the Oxford Union Society.
Dr Michael Shermer begins by saying that 84% of the world’s population believe in some kind of organised religion. How do those who believe in a particular religion know that they have chosen the right one and everyone else has got it wrong?
Dr. Shermer is an author and founder of the Skeptics Society.
You can see his 16-minute talk at www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pOI2YvVuuE.
Professor Peter Millican says that every religion has a moral code, but this is not surprising as humans are universally moral beings. We are moral because we are a weak species, and the only way we can survive is by cooperation in society. We need a morality to be able to do that.
Professor Millican is the Gilbert Ryle Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy at Hertford College, and a Reader in Early Modern Philosophy at Oxford.
You can see his 23-minute talk at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcHRRjsttOc.
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