“The Bonobo and the Atheist: Finding Humanism Among the Primates”
“We were born of risen apes, not fallen angels.” ~Robert Ardrey
For the past quarter century, a cynical view of human nature has been promoted by biologists. However the view that the moral sense is inborn is increasingly supported by modern psychology and neuroscience.
Professor Frans de Waal is a pioneer in our understanding of how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans. And it is from this more accurate view of human nature that we can build a more just society.
Prof de Waal will be joined in discussion with Prof Paul Bloom March 5th. Time and Location TBD – stay tuned! This event is open to the public.
The Dwight Hall Bazaar has been Moved
The Dwight Hall Bazaar, which was supposed to be today, has been moved to next week due to the recent snow storm.
The Bazaar will be held on Tuesday the 28th next week from 7 to 9pm. It will take place in front of Dwight Hall on Old Campus. Assuming the weather is clear, we hope to see you then!
The event will feature the YHC and dozens of other local New Haven non-profits and Yale student clubs. Come to find out more and how to get involved.
If you have any questions, just send us an email. The event is open only to Yale students.
The Connecticut Coalition of Reason
Just last month the Yale Humanist Community officially joined the CT Coalition of Reason! CTCoR is a coalition of Humanist, atheist, and other similar secular groups in CT, and a member of the national United Coalition of Reason. Currently the CTCoR has over 8 member groups associated with it.
Together we hope to learn from other member groups, coordinate our events, collaborate, and generally work together.
To learn more, including about CTCoR’s recent billboard project, please click the links above or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you. You can also visit the CTCoR website to find out about other Humanist groups in your area.