What does it mean to be human? Does it describe our biology, our conscious intelligence, our ethics or our morality? Or is it something else entirely? This Saturday, as part of the inaugural World Science Festival in New York, a distinguished panel of scientists and scholars will debate the issue. Nobel Prize-winning biologist Paul Nurse and neuroethicist Patricia Churchland are participating in a sold-out event as part of the festival; they offer their views.
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