Updated: 26 March 2019

About the historical Enlightenment: https://www.livescience.com/55327-the-enlightenment.html

Look into the Re-Enlightenment Project (co-organized by speaker, Prof Clifford Siskin): http://www.reenlightenment.org/reenlightenment-project

The Club of Rome suggests a new Enlightenment in a 2017 publication: https://www.clubofrome.org/2017/10/25/new-report-to-the-club-of-rome-come-on/

“Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker advocates strongly for scientific reason and progress. The call for optimism encountered some controversy (for not placing enough value on a critical view of problems), but it is a thought-provoking presentation of meta-data to show progress at many levels: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/14/enlightenment-now-steven-pinker-review

BBC Radio 4 – Moral Maze, ‘Decolonising’ the Curriculum – A report, commissioned by the Office for Students, has recommended that universities should “decolonise” the curriculum to end the dominance of western values and beliefs, which “position … (Audio) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002h1j

New – Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says – By Lee Billings on March 20, 2019 – In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality of nonbelief: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atheism-is-inconsistent-with-the-scientific-method-prizewinning-physicist-says/

 

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