#1) State Line Classic tonight, Tuesday, July 17, 6:30pm at Panera Bread. I love their toasted bagels and the
cream cheese selection is delicious.
I chose a topic about critical thinking in public schools. Bring something you want to talk about.
Sagan talked plenty about the scientific method and critical thinking during his life. I believe his book, published in 1997, "The Demon-Haunted World" is a perfect example of this. I'll bring it Tuesday and read a little from it. Excellent read! Cole[masked]
In my review for The Times of London of The Demon-Haunted World, I mentioned a chapter heading of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. “Who Speaks for Earth?” I went on that it was “a rhetorical question that expects no particular answer, but I presume to give it one. My candidate for planetary ambassador, my own nominee to present our credentials in galactic chancelleries, can be none other than Carl Sagan himself. He is wise, humane, polymathic, gentle, witty, well-read, and incapable of composing a dull sentence.”
In his later books, such as Pale Blue Dot and The Demon-Haunted World, he took on—ably and daringly—the pseudoscience and nonscience that rots the American mind, ranging from creationism and alien abductions to beliefs in astrology. At a time
when The X-Files and its clones dominate the airwaves, Carl’s loss is doubly
Do you enjoy rational discussion, logic, and learning? What about hanging out with like-minded people who also enjoy these things?
Questioning what we are told is an incredible attribute that humans have and we should exercise it by encouraging critical thought!
Anyone is welcome to join, but this group is intended for those who want to question dogma and learn from others, while having fun with people who do the same.
Come and join us for fun nights in the midtown area to see live music, have a beer, a delicious nibble, or pass out fliers next to evangelists in Westport that have a message of peace rather than threats of Hell and fear of pleasure! Let's enjoy the one life we have and let others do the same! :)
There are TONS of meetup groups around the Kansas City area. To join another nearest to you and meetup with other skeptics and freethinkers, and to learn more about the Freethought movement visit: http://kcfreethinkers.org/