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CLEARWATER - Annual Darwin Day major event

2014 CFI-Tampa Bay 12th Annual Darwin Day

Daniel Dennett
One of America’s Greatest Living Philosophers (and one of the Four Horsemen of Atheism, along with Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens).

Evolutionary Routes to the Human Mind, The Philosophical Development

Author of: Breaking the Spell, Freedom Evolves, Consciousness Explained, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Brainstorms, Science & Religion, and many others.

“If you can approach the world's complexities, both its glories and its horrors, with an attitude of humble curiosity, acknowledging that however deeply you have seen, you have only scratched the surface, you will find worlds within worlds, beauties you could not heretofore imagine, and your own mundane preoccupations will shrink to proper size, not all that important in the greater scheme of things.” ― Daniel C. Dennett, in Breaking the Spell

Daniel Clement Dennett (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. 
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Special guest speakers:
Ryan Cragun, sociologist, “Fallacies of Anti-Darwinian Arguments”
Michael Hoffman, neurologist, “Evolutionary (Physical) Development of the Human Mind”

February 8th, 2014, 10:30-3:00
The venue is the Unitarian-Universalist Octagon, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764 [masked]-7704..
Tickets at the door: $35, Students with ID $15.00, lunch included.
See www.evolvetampa.com for more information.

Contact: Mark Brandt,  [masked]  (727)[masked]


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If you represent one of West Central Florida’s fine science associations or clubs, we invite your participation either by tabling (free) at the event, or taking an ad in our Program:
¼ page, $10; ½ page, $15; full page (4”x5.25”), $25 – camera ready. Limited availability.

Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason: http://tampabay.unitedcor.org/tampabay/page/home

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Did anybody record the event? Contact me at [masked] Stephen Kimberling

    February 12, 2014

    • Beth M.

      Stephen, it doesn't appear so. We'll let people know if we find someone who recorded it.

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was an excellent event all around. My only recommendation is that next year it should be held on a spaceship traveling near the speed of light so that time for us would slow down and we could explore each speaker's topics more deeply. OK, so I'm no physicist and there may be some flaws in that proposal. All I can say is that my wife, Shelia, and I left saying "It's over too soon. I wanted to discuss...". Seriously, though, many thanks to all who made this day possible; everyone from the great volunteer workers to the speakers... and let's not leave out Chas. Darwin himself, a real cool human being. H.sapiens is a great species to be a member of. Better than belonging to H.vacadoodoomentahabilus. No, I'm not a Latin pro either.

    2 · February 9, 2014

    • marios

      For word creation it is almost as long as Supercalifradgilisticexp­ialadocious?

      2 · February 9, 2014

    • Rick O.

      Last year some folks complained that that meeting was too long. So now it's too short? Averages out.

      February 12, 2014

  • Karen A.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to get a copy of Dr. Hoffman's lecture? He had so much interesting information, I would like a chance to review it again.

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Effie D.

      Thank you Mark. Any way that can be announced on our site....just so I don't miss it?

      February 12, 2014

    • Rick O.

      Someone from UU was going to make an audio recording of the entire program, according to Mark beforehand. I don't know if that occurred.

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like a dvd or recording of the speakers at Darwin Day. Contact me @ [masked]
    Stephen Kimberling

    February 12, 2014

  • Effie D.

    I approached Dr. Hoffman after the lecture and expressed a desire to read/hear his lecture in its entirety and if he would consider coming back again. He told me I could attend such lectures at the institute where he works in Sarasota. Maybe we could plan for a trip (car pool) down there one day. Can anyone tell me the name of the Institute? It was up on the Power Point, but I didn't write it down. I would be willing to go online and if the stars align coordinate the whole thing.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Beth M.

    H.vacadoodoomentahabilus???? That's an interesting species! It was a great day, wasn't it?!

    2 · February 9, 2014

  • Karen A.

    Terrific speakers and all was very well planned.

    2 · February 8, 2014

  • Carole B.

    Presenters great, succinct, and each representing a different but important discipline to viewing the whole. Can't wait to read a few of their books! Carole

    2 · February 8, 2014

  • Mike

    We have 7 of us coming from Orlando. Looking forward to meeting some of you.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Effie D.

    I'll be sending out my check Saturday. Last year's was excellent. Am really looking forward to to this year's!

    January 31, 2014

    • Effie D.

      Too late. Prefer not to wait at the door anyway. Want a good seat!

      February 3, 2014

    • marios

      Mark you missing the F, but the zip code will be fine. May the post man will send it to Louisiana. We try to avoid delays..

      February 3, 2014

  • marios

    Wonderful event and it requires a huge labor to put together. Most of religious people give 10% to their church of choice, for me since I do not have to choose such a church, it is the least of money to support such an activity.

    1 · January 30, 2014

    • Rick O.

      It would be a good change to see many more than the handful of this Meetup who would agree, Marios. Few have ever joined Center for Inquiry or seem to support any other local Freethought group by paying for membership and taking an active part in community building. It seems that the "old faithful" do almost all the work and also take part in the socials, lectures, and other special events. But then that's how it is with all organizations including churches. It is a pleasure to hear from those who attend something for the first time, some after having joined this Meetup a few years ago, who who then say, "I'm so sorry I missed all the previous events. I've found a home with like-minded, friendly people."

      3 · February 1, 2014

  • Carl

    Sorry. Can't get out of work that Saturday.

    January 30, 2014

    • Rick O.

      That's a big disappointment to me, Carl. Earning a living interferes with living.

      January 31, 2014

  • Rick O.

    Don't forget to MAIL your payment with the names of all your guests. Simply RSVPing doesn't guarantee you admission!

    January 10, 2014

    • Rick O.

      The deadline for mailing has passed, so pay at the door. There will be tickets for all.

      January 31, 2014

  • Beth M.

    That's very well put Marios. $35 is a small price to pay, when you put it that way.

    2 · January 31, 2014

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