Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2012, 1:01 pm

Independent Scholars to host Fisher

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Press release submitted by Narveen Aryaputri

"Religious Morality and Brain Chemistry" will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 by Charles Fisher, I.S.E. at the Moliine Commercial Club, 1530 5th Avenue, Moline.

Due to the very interesting topic, and the topical interest. ( forgive the play on words .. I could not resist ! !!)

By Charles Fisher

The punishment in Islam for the DSM-4 diagnosis of kleptomania is the removal of a hand. Recent research indicates that medications which suppress endorphins are effective in curbing the compulsions of a kleptomaniac. Bearing in mind the costs to society of each way of addressing this condition, is it time to rethink religious morals and their impact on culture? Come join a discussion of comparative religious morality as it is addressed by a modern psychological understanding of compulsive behavior.

Reference quote from The Koran:

" The Table 5:35

As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power."

About the presenter:

Charles Fisher has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a published author with books written in the techincal field of computer science. Charles is with Info Systesm at Alcoa and is a resident of Rock Island.

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois

309-762-9202

Doors open at 6.30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th. Street entrance.

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