10. June 2017: back to the future paths of science and philosophy

Pokusní rabbits, the Association to support science Andrias, r.s. and strategy AV21 (contemporary ethics, free will)

you on Saturday 10. June 2017 bring

Accompanying program of the Museum man Hrdličkova Faculty in Prague Museum night 2017

with the name of

Back to the future paths of science and philosophy

The event takes place in the building of the Faculty of science, Charles University in Prague in Viničné 7. Facebook event here.


18:00-19:00 Lenka "Deer" Příplatová: I don't come from an ape!
19:00-20:00 Jan Toman: from cannibalism to the Red Queen, or the emergence and evolution of sexual reproduction
20:00-21:00 Michaela Košová: the road to hlbín (no) filozofovej of the soul
21:00-22:00 David Black: freedom and responsibility
22:00-23:00 Thomas Mushroom: Designer babies: challenges for eugeniku in a democratic society
23:00-24:00 Robin Kopecky: Killer new cars: the moral problems of autonomous vehicles
00:00-01:00 Tomas Petrasek: Understanding the aliens?

Synopsis of lectures:

1. Mgr. Lenka Příplatová (Faculty)
I don't come from an ape!

Also, it seems impossible to you evolution and Chase will head to at least some of the following questions: where are all those transitional articles? If evolution is still in progress, why we don't see the organisms around, half-developed organs? Even the simplest organism is too complex to be built just so happen, does not deny that the random emergence of life? How can the random, usually harmful mutations arise new meaningful information? How much is to be a mutation of an unicellular organism has become, say, a giraffe, and it was possible to catch such conversion over the lifetime of our planet? You are not alone. Let's break down the possible weaknesses (or strengths?) the evolutionary biology. The space left over for your questions.

2. Mgr. Jan Toman (Faculty Of Science)
From cannibalism to the Red Queen, or the emergence and evolution of sexual reproduction

Sex, an obvious thing for the normal person, represents a big unknown for biologists. Not only that, it is not clear when, why, and how of our unicellular ancestors, this process has developed, but also brings in comparison to nepohlavním a large number of issues prominently on the reproduction. Why we all come back to asexualitě? Not only this question to find out the answer in this lecture.

3. Mgr. Michael Košová (Faculty)
The road to hlbín (no) filozofovej of the soul

The concept of the soul of bol in the history, the philosophy of always going out of popredných th. Today is dokonca in psychológii and in the so-called. "experimentálnej" trendom nefilozofov zo pýtať sa get a wide audience, ako slávne philosophical concepts I can understand them. I can but similar výskumy prezradiť, or in the zakorenená človeku viera dušu, dokonca alebo evolučného hľadiska of prirodzená? And aj keby bola answer positive, odráža viera in dokázateľnú skutočnosť dušu until scientifically agreed criteria? Knowledge neurovedy to treat side, and myšlienkové systems change and us kultúr on the vzdialených viac second pri hľadaní odpovede us nice potrápia …

4. PhDr. David Black, Ph.d. (Institute of State and law of AV)
Freedom and responsibility

Already the whole century, philosophers and scientists also recently put the question of whether we are in their choices and deeds be free, or whether we are to our hearing determinováni. After all, we are part of the world that is governed by natural laws that specify the relationships between past, present and the future. If this world is deterministic (if only one possible future), is also valid for us that everything we are, how we decide and how eventually we act is determined by the laws of nature and the development of the world in the past?
With the freedom of the will are closely linked to other important issues, especially the moral and legal responsibility. In our life, individual and social, we assume that we are free-we could also act differently than how we actually act–and precisely because we are free, we are also responsible for your actions. In the lecture, Freedom and responsibility we will introduce important argument demonstrating the incompatibility of freedom of the will and responsibility. Most of the current authors believes that people are not actually free, open, the problem remains how to stand up to this situation. That's why we will describe how it could look like the reconstruction of the key concepts of our lives, especially moral responsibility, we sincerely that the classic concept of accountability in the face of repression will fail

5. Thomas Mushroom, Ph.d. (Institute of Philosophy)
Designer babies: challenges for eugeniku in a democratic society

Soon will be up for grabs biotechnology that will allow the manipulation of human genetic material so that the result will be improvements to the individuals with the ability to radically crossing even the currently most advanced. The upcoming availability of these technologies therefore fear the public and professionals alike, who regard such a view as a threat to freedom and democracy, because so far, all citizens more or less comparable abilities. Critics worry that biotechnology will be available to only a narrow layer of the privileged, who from his offspring parent creates a caste, which will be the end of equal freedom and democracy. For that reason, said similar technologies should be prohibited. In the lecture on a similar objection to answer and I will be plédovat as a form of liberal eugenics. Some of the genetic modification would be manifestly beneficial and should be mandatory. Rather than threats of biotechnology and the radical improvements that promise a chance for consolidating liberal-democratic order.

6. Mgr. Robin Kopecký (Faculty Of Science)
Killer new cars: the moral problems of autonomous vehicles

Want to let it run over by passersby or sacrifice crew? In the lecture, we'll discuss how the problems facing software makers for control of autonomous vehicles with regard to the ethics of robotics. Next, we'll talk about their connection with the empirical research of moral intuic moral dilemmas when deciding the laity are included in various forms of traditional "Trolley problem" (Dolly problem). And finally, we compare the moral intuition of parents and their (more rational children) of the four Czech and Moravian towns.

7. Mgr. Tomas Petrasek, Ph.d. (Institute of Physiology AV)
Understanding the aliens?

The possibility of contact with aliens to provoke the human imagination, whether we view it as a chance to learn from the beings foresighted than ourselves, or a mortal threat. If there really are, we should have a chance to understand the creatures with whom we nepojil a shared language, culture or biology?



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