Thursday, Sep 25 6:00PM
Italian Cultural Institute- 686 Park Avenue
The United States is rather unique among Western countries in having a majority of its population rejecting the scientific theory of evolution in favor of one or another kind of creationism. Even some European countries, though, Italy included, have seen an unexpected resurgence of creationist thinking about human origins in recent years. Scientist and philosopher Massimo Pigliucci will examine why so many otherwise rational people deny basic scientific notions (not just evolution, but climate change, the lack of any connection between vaccines and autism, and many others), and what role is played by different strands of anti-intellectualism and by a general lack of appreciation for the nature of science.
SHSNY 6TH ANNUAL FREETHOUGHT DAY
BRUNCH, LECTURE & CONVERSATION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
at 12 Noon, at
PETE’S TAVERN, 129 East 18 Street
Outstanding Guest Speaker:
JENNIFER MICHAEL HECHT
“FREETHINKING ABOUT HAPPINESS:
A Couple of Godless Versions of the Good Life”
On October 21 at 7:00PM Center for Inquiry New York (CFI-NY) is kicking off their panel discussion series with “Playing Well with Others: Secular Living in a Religious World.” Moderator and comedienne Leighann Lord will join author Chris Stedman, musician Don Kennedy Albert and Universalist Unitarian minister Kathleen Green to discuss the day-to-day challenges and victories of living a secular life in a faith-based society.
New York Society For Ethical Culture- 2 West 64th Street
The Secular Humanist Society of New York, The New York Society for Ethical Culture,and Reasonable New York Present a panel discussion among:
Michael DeDora Anne Klaeysen Massimo Pigliucci Roy Speckardt
Executive Director, Leader, New York Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Executive Director
Center for Inquiry Society for Ethical Lehman College, CUNY American Humanist
Reasonable New York is a consortium of local reason-based organizations and people working together to increase awareness of secular-minded movements throughout the Greater New York area. We aim to inform New Yorkers that there is a community of people who share a rational basis for their worldviews, who attend intellectual public lectures, enjoy philosophy discussions, and socialize. We invite you to visit our various member groups, to contact any of those in which you are interested, and check out our calendar to attend gatherings of any of our organizations, many of which are free. Some of these events are also posted on our shared meetup site.