November's book club will feature Carl Sagan's The Varieties of Scientific Experience.
Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality.
The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so-called intelligent design, and a new concept of science as "informed worship." Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985 but never published, this book offers a unique encounter with one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.
The BC Humanist book club will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at 49th Parallel Cafe (on Main Street at 13th Avenue). The event is free, but consider supporting the venue by purchasing a drink or snack.
Please suggest books for upcoming months and invite anyone who may be interested.
Most books are available at the Vancouver Public Library or local book stores or through the BC Humanist Association.