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Seek The Cosmic Truth with "The Kafir Project" by Lee Burvine

In this science fiction/fantasy novel, Lee Burvine (a nom de plume the author is using for the sake of his/her safety) questions the origin stories at the heart of the world's major religions, the concept of the afterlife and the intersection and/or conflict between faith and reason.  The essence of the plot is that a popular scientist (a fictional Neill DeGrasse Tyson) obtains an interview with the leading physicist of the age, a reclusive person whose availability is made even more remarkable by the fact that he has recently died.  In this interview, the late physicist apparently reveals answers to the great mysteries of the ages- which gets the unfavorable attention of the religious, political, corporate and military establishment and makes life precarious and uncomfortable for the interviewer.  Reviewers have praised this novel as highly suspenseful, provocative and doing a good job in getting the science right. 

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  • Melissa R.

    Thank you all but I have to wait until next month... my friends threw me a surprise birthday party

    2 · 4 days ago

    • Chuck N.

      Happy Birthday, Melissa! See you in January!

      4 days ago

    • Sarah P.

      How fun!

      3 days ago

  • Chuck N.

    There were five of us in attendance: Art joined us as a new member, Ginger returned as a relatively new member, Jorg has attained "Seasoned Worm" status, and Sarah and I are the Venerable Worms (organizers). We enjoyed our discussion of "The Kafir Project", with Sarah comparing it to Dan Brown's novels while I opined that the cloak and dagger stuff was mildly entertaining but I wanted to see more explanation of the science and a fuller treatment of what would happen when the revelations were made public. We talked about the origins of Islam, Christianity and Islam and about Jesus of Nazareth as an historical figure and a man vs. His identity as Christ and whether Christianity could exist as a philosophy, rather than a religion, if Jesus had been a mortal leader, such as Gandhi, and not a supernatural being.

    1 · 4 days ago

  • Chuck N.

    Fellow Worms and Baby Worms (new members) our meeting on Sunday will be held in the back room of the coffee shop formerly known as "Big Mike's". It's in the corner to the right of the counters where customers are served. Our club sign will be posted above the doorway. But you will want to pause in your journey for a stop at the counter to order a stimulating beverage of a caffeinated nature, rich in the flavors and aromas of tropical beans, and perhaps also a tasty snack of the brownie, bagel, or muffin genre. When you bring your own cup or mug, you get your coffee at the "refill" discount!

    5 days ago

  • Jorg

    I look like the guy on my profile pic. As you pass the coffee counter you will see a little back room, Chuck also puts up the "Book Worms" sign/logo. See you on Sunday!

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Melissa R.

    This being my first meeting, how do I know you all at the coffeehouse?

    6 days ago

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