• Secret Science Club presents cognitive scientist and author Paul Bloom ont he Origins of Good and Evil

    Secret Science Club presents cognitive scientist and author Paul Bloom ont he Origins of Good and Evil

    Tue, March 11, 2014

    Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    The Bell House

    Brooklyn, New York

    Free

    Free

    This event is 21 and over

    Are we blank slates at birth when it comes to right and wrong, or is there some innate system of guidance baked into our very beings? Can we instinctively separate heroes from villains? Do we have a tendency toward compassion? How about hard-wiring for revenge? Developmental psychologist Paul Bloom's research at Yale shows that human beings are born with a moral compass---it's just not perfectly calibrated. Drawing on his latest book, Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, Paul Bloom examines the morality of infants, chimps, and psychopaths, with insights from psychology, behavioral economics, and evolutionary biology (as well as some observations from Charles Darwin and Louis C.K.) Before & After: -- Try our morally compromised cocktail of the night, the Right Amount of Wrong! -- Sway to seemingly altruistic grooves -- Stick around for the uninhibited Q&A -- Snag a signed copy of Paul Bloom's wickedly good new book

    Secret Science Club
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    Shrouded in mystery . . .
    Chock-full of brainiacs . . .

    The Secret Science Club features:
    • mind-bending lectures
    • volatile experiments
    • chemical libations
    • star-gazing sounds

    Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
    Venue Information:
    The Bell House
    149 7th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, 11215
    http://www.thebellhouseny.com/