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Consciousness discussion on Thur. May 15th in Portland

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On Thur. May 15 in Portland, the Center for Philosophical Naturalism is hosting a free discussion event on the topic of consciousness. All details for the event can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/mgjy332 .

We will discuss a short passage from the book "The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher," available from Amazon at this link: http://tinyurl.com/neoba6a . One of the thought experiments is "Experiment #2 "Beam me up." You can see the text for it online for free, here: http://tinyurl.com/kjzzwov .

The main point of this thought experiment is to imagine the transporter beam in Star Trek. Can it be viewed as a device that kills the real you, then produces a clone of you somewhere else, wherever you were sent to materialize? At the heart of the discussion is the question "what makes me, me?" Obviously, there's lots to explore in the way of a group discussion, and a chance to share insights as we contemplate our existence.

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."
~Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement speech, 2005

To learn more about The Center for Philosophical Naturalism, an organization devoted to help teach the naturalist worldview, click on our Facebook page here: http://tinyurl.com/pjnjfup . Our meetup event page can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/l6rd4sl . Our website is here: http://tinyurl.com/pbtcg5w .

If you are interested in other similar events; other Portland-area community, secular, and philosophical groups can also be found at meetup.com, such as these:
-- Westside Science & Religion Disc.: http://tinyurl.com/bkmhdl5
-- Sunday Assembly: http://tinyurl.com/kkc8nyw
-- Center for Inquiry: http://tinyurl.com/mps923r
-- Humanists of Greater Portland: http://tinyurl.com/kmbmt57
-- Atheists Etcetera: http://tinyurl.com/nhjr3ha
-- Philosophy Workshop: http://tinyurl.com/pzs4ajc
-- The Center for Philosophical Naturalism: http://tinyurl.com/l6rd4sl

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