Lecture by Dr. Robert Tapp: "Those Other Elephants"


Election debates and campaigning carefully avoided facing our unprecedented income inequality, science denial, and the overpopulation crisis, despite the fact that these taboo issues drive most of our other problems. Since so many citizens don't even bother to vote, let alone take facts and science seriously, what can be done?

If you are interested in this issue, please join HFSD for an informative lecture by Dr. Robert Tapp entitled "Those Other Elephants." Unlike most politicians, Dr. Tapp has no qualms about speaking freely about the elephants in the room.

About Dr. Robert Tapp

Robert B. Tapp, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Religious Studies, and South Asian Studies at University of Minnesota and Dean & Faculty Chair Emeritus of The Humanist Institute. He was co-organizer of the SDSU-sponsored 2011 conference Toward a Reasonable World: The Heritage of Western Humanism, Skepticism, and Freethought. In 2005 he was named Horace Mann Humanist Educator Award from the American Humanist Association. He is a founding and continuing faculty for the University of Minnesota's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He is the author/editor of a number of books including Religion among the Unitarian Universalists: Converts in the Stepfathers' House (1973); Multiculturalism (2000), Ecohumanism (2002), and The Fate of Democracy (2006).

Optional Luncheon

Please join us for lunch after Dr. Tapp's presentation at Harry's Coffee Shop7545 Girard Ave. (between Torrey Pines Rd & Pearl St), La Jolla, CA 92037.

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  • A former member
    A former member


    February 3, 2013

  • Wilfredo P.

    Excellent lecture by Dr. Tapp. We humanists care deeply about the "elephants in the room" such as climate change, increasing inequality and science denial. Sadly, Democrats generally ignore these issues and Republicans simply deny climate change and science and are unconcerned with gross disparity of wealth.

    Sean, looks as if you've paid close attention while reading "The Shock Doctrine." You should watch the film of the same name. It's excellent.

    February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was really glad to hear him mention Christopher Hedges, who is really brave, and keeps us all from being guilty when he speaks out against the various wars that we are always getting into (not just Iraq and Afghanistan) but also El Salvidor, Guatemala, and other places where the CIA and their sponsored paramilitaries, and dictators are pushing free market capitalism.

    February 2, 2013

  • Dan F.


    February 2, 2013

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