align-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcamerachatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditfacebookglobegoogleimagesinstagramlocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartwitteryahoo

Regular Monthly Meeting--Open Topic Night

Open Topic is an opportunity to discuss new developments in science and society from a rational perspective without resort to supernatural influences. Often a video or reference will be presented as a suggested starting topic.

IS THIS YOUR BRAIN ON GOD? Go to http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=110997741 (or go to www.npr.org and type in "is this your brain on god" in the search area) to find information on the relationship between brain chemistry/physiology and spiritual experiences. Part 1: The God Chemical, Part 2: The God Spot, Part 3: Spiritual Virtuosos, Part 4: The Biology of Belief, and Part 5: Near-Death Experiences. We can see how far we can get with these and possibly continue at another Open Topic Meetup.

 

 

Join or login to comment.

  • MCH

    Big apologies to all. Bob was in the ER this morning with severe back pain, as a result of a fall a week ago. It turns out to be all muscular. We're relieved there were no other injuries. He's still drugged out and I'm just distracted.

    November 22, 2013

  • Josh E.

    Jim and I stood out in the courtyard for the last 20 minutes, but noone has shown up. I know we didn't RSVP. We're leaving though. Hope to see some of you next time!

    1 · November 22, 2013

    • Deborah B.

      Oh, dear -- well, I'm glad *I* didn't make the hour long drive each way, then!! Couldn't manage it... too buried in work, I'm afraid. Sure sorry you guys got stood up. I wonder what happened to the Hubbards..??

      November 22, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    Great topics for discussion!! I really hope I can attend, Bob. I'm buried in work, but I will maintain optimism against all odds and RSVP YES! for this one!

    November 14, 2013

4 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Start the perfect Meetup for you

We'll help you find just the right people

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy