A Lecture with Audience Participation
06 November 2015
4:30 to 7:00pm P.M.
Speaker: Nicanor Perlas
Worldviews define the fate of civilizations and human existence. For thousands of years humanity had a spiritual worldview, albeit different in the diverse cultures of the world. In the 19th century, scientific materialism emerged with elemental force and defined the civilizational landscape of the 19th and 20th centuries. Modern and post-modern societies all have various strands of materialism as their driving power.
Just at a time when it seemed that materialism was to last for hundreds of years, something totally unexpected happened. Materialism started losing ground, in almost all domains of human existence. A second, more spiritual, scientific and philosophical revolution started reclaiming sacred ground in such areas as physics, biology, linguistics, psychology, philosophy, astrophysics, and neuroscience.
But the struggle is not over. Scientific materialism has morphed into technological materialism and the survival of the human species itself is at stake.
What is the new scientific spirituality? Will it have the power to save human civilization and the planet from the technological Armageddon that is on the horizon? Will it give us a clue as to who we really are and what we have to do for our age? What are its implications for the different religions of the world? This unique lecture will address these and other burning questions of our time.
Nicanor Perlas is a multi-disciplinary writer and speaker, fluent in philosophy and in over a dozen fields of science and technology. He has written over 500 articles and over 70 monographs and books on a diverse range of topics including science, technology, philosophy, integral sustainable development, societal threefolding, and spirituality. Nicanor Perlas has been invited as a plenary speaker in more than 100 global events in over 20 countries around the world. He was a recipient of the 2003 Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, and the UN’s Global Environmental Award.
P75 entrance fee, donations most welcome. Light snacks will be served. For further inquiries and to reserve a seat, please contact Weng Ebdani at +63 917 551 1869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.