Past Event

Timothy Ferris: How Science Inspired Democracy In The Modern World

Mon, Mar 8 2010 - 6:00pm

How Science Inspired Democracy in the Modern World

Timothy Ferris, Former Editor, Rolling Stone; Professor Emeritus, U.C. Berkeley

Ferris argues that just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger and disease, the Enlightenment values it inspired have swelled the number of persons living in free democratic societies from fewer than 1 percent of the world population in 1600 to over a third today.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost: MEMBERS FREE
, $18 non-members, $7 students (with ID)
Buy the Book: Purchase Timothy Ferriss' The Science of Liberty from The Club's eBay store (link takes you to a new page). If you purchase the book fewer than 5 business days prior to the event, it will be available for pickup at The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days prior to the event, the book will be sent to your address.
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