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CNYHA Book Club: The Demon Haunted World
Our next selection is The Demon Haunted World (https://www.amazon.com/Demon-Haunted-World-Science-Candle-Dark/dp/0345409469/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509850545&sr=1-1&keywords=the+demon+haunted+world) by Carl Sagan. Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, July 1st from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there! **Renting the Community Room at Cafe at 407 does cost us some money each book club. Donations are appreciated - thank you! About the Book: How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.

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    The Central New York Humanist Association works to build a supportive community that promotes the ideals of humanism and strives to improve our society through community service and education. The Central New York Humanist Association welcomes those with a wide range of nontheistic views - atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism - and those who just aren't "wired for religion" but want to connect with others and find a larger purpose in their life. We understand the importance of open and friendly discussions as each of our members learn about Humanism and what it means to each of them.

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