Saturday, October 10, 2009

Family event: Really, Really Big Questions with Stephen Law


KIDS EVENT AT CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL TOMORROW MORNING

Ever thought about what happened before the Big Bang? Or wondered what it is like to be a bat? Join top philosopher Stephen Law in this fun and thought-provoking introduction to philosophy and life’s important, weird and often unanswered questions.

Sunday 11 October 2009 at 10:00 am (45mins)
Event F4 at The Playhouse book online
£4
Age 9+

THIS RELATES TO MY NEW KIDS BOOKS (9+) OUT ON 5TH OCTOBER.

4 comments:

Steven Carr said...

Bats have consciousness ,do they?

I thought consciousness was something science could not access,and that only religion could explain why humans had consciousness and brute animals did not. (Basically the answer depended upon what flavour of religion you liked and had decided you were going to believe)



Once again we see science claiming that it can give us knowledge about things that were once the province of religion.

Andrew Louis said...

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Jacob said...

Animals are aware of themselves. Many of them can pass a mirror test to some degree of success. Primates usually score better.

I'm not sure what the religious explanation for consciousness is, I've never heard one, only that they're supposed to have it.

Sallybm said...

Fantastic project! I wish someone had given me one of these when I was nine!

Sally