What we're about

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for checking out Church of the Cosmos!

We are a group of individuals dedicated to understanding the true story of who we are, where we came from, and what it means to be a human in the cosmos. The story of the cosmos is the story of us. It's your story, and you have a right to know it.

This is a Meetup Group for people that want to:

A) learn more about the cosmos and its creations

B) give back to their communities in a meaningful, secular way

C) gather together to show appreciation and gratitude for the many gifts that we receive from the Cosmos

D) express their appreciation for the universe and for life without subscribing to any god mythologies

This story is just beginning. I need you to help me write it.

Please do not hesitate to message me directly if you have any questions/comments about the group. I'm always looking for ways to improve our meetups.

Regards,

Reece

Founder, Church of the Cosmos

Upcoming events (4+)

Biology and Human Behavior (Part 11/12): Screening + Discussion

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Ahoy Fellow Cosmonauts!

Please join us VIRTUALLY tonight (Wednesday, 12/7) for the PENULTIMATE installment of our 12-week series on Biology and Human Behavior. Tonight we will be learning about some of the origins of aggression.

A summary of tonight's features is below:

Hormones and Aggression (2005, 31 min)

"The first part of this lecture explores how patterns of hormone exposure around the time of birth can influence adult patterns of aggression. The second part examines how genes may influence the neurobiology of aggression but never outside the context of strong environmental interactions...."

Early Experience and Aggression (2005, 30 min)

"You look at the role of environmental factors in aggression occurring days to decades later. In particular, you examine the effect of reward and punishment, early experience and social learning, and the ways those experiences can shape the development of relevant parts of the brain...."

Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject matter. No prior understanding of hormones, aggression, neurobiology, or social learning is required to appreciate tonight's programs and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely.

You're also welcome to join/leave the video chat at your discretion without penalty or comment. Same goes for RSVPs - they're appreciated, but not mandatory.

And don't forget: CotC now has a Discord Server! So the good times can
keep rolling even after the meetup ends!!!

Follow this link to join: https://discord.gg/Jdg3MC5

Now for some administrative details....

I will open up the virtual meeting at 8PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. Again, the link to the virtual meet-up room is below:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82231579720

There is an optional suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for our group membership to Wondrium (formerly known as The Great Courses Plus). You can donate through the following methods:

Venmo: @reece-daniel

Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel

You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!

Regards,
Reece

Curator, Church of the Cosmos
Organizer, Light Electric Vehicle Builders
City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

FINAL LECTURES!! Biology and Human Behavior (Part 12/12): Screening + Discussion

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Ahoy Fellow Cosmonauts!

Please join us VIRTUALLY tonight (Wednesday, 12/14) for PART (12/12) - THE FINAL INSTALLMENT!!! - of our 12-week series on Biology and Human Behavior. Tonight we will be learning about how aggression has evolved in our species over time and we will end on the neurobiology of individuality.

A summary of tonight's features is below:

Evolution, Aggression, and Cooperation (2005, 30 min)

"The final lecture in this module looks at the evolution of aggression, examining which evolutionary factors promote aggressive behavior and how evolutionary biology gives scientists insights into ways that aggression might be contained...."

A Summary (2005, 32 min)

"How much do insights into the neurobiology of human behaviors threaten a person's sense of self and individuality? Professor Sapolsky summarizes what science has learned about the neurobiology of individual differences, stressing the profound implications of this knowledge...."

Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject matter. No prior understanding of evolution, aggression, cooperation, or summary-s is required to appreciate tonight's programs and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely.

You're also welcome to join/leave the video chat at your discretion without penalty or comment. Same goes for RSVPs - they're appreciated, but not mandatory.

And don't forget: CotC now has a Discord Server! So the good times can
keep rolling even after the meetup ends!!!

Follow this link to join: https://discord.gg/Jdg3MC5

Now for some administrative details....

I will open up the virtual meeting at 8PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. Again, the link to the virtual meet-up room is below:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82231579720

There is an optional suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for our group membership to Wondrium (formerly known as The Great Courses Plus). You can donate through the following methods:

Venmo: @reece-daniel

Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel

You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!

Regards,
Reece

Curator, Church of the Cosmos
Organizer, Light Electric Vehicle Builders
City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

Church of the Cosmos Wednesday Night Screening + Discussion

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Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts!

This is a placeholder for our regular Wednesday night meetings. I will post the details here for each particular event once I have them. In the meantime, feel free to RSVP, comment, or check out the CotC Discord Server for all the latest science-y gifs and links:

https://discord.gg/Jdg3MC5

All of our events for this foreseeable future will be virtual. You may access the event via the link below:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82231579720

The zoom meeting will open at 8PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. You are welcome to join/leave the video chat at anytime without penalty or comment. Same goes for RSVPs - they're appreciated, but not mandatory.

There is an optional suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for our group membership to The Great Courses Plus. You can donate through the following methods:

Venmo: @reece-daniel

Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel

You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!

Regards,

Reece
Curator, Church of the Cosmos
Organizer, SomEV Presents
City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

Church of the Cosmos Wednesday Night Screening + Discussion

Link visible for attendees

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts!

This is a placeholder for our regular Wednesday night meetings. I will post the details here for each particular event once I have them. In the meantime, feel free to RSVP, comment, or check out the CotC Discord Server for all the latest science-y gifs and links:

https://discord.gg/Jdg3MC5

All of our events for this foreseeable future will be virtual. You may access the event via the link below:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82231579720

The zoom meeting will open at 8PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. You are welcome to join/leave the video chat at anytime without penalty or comment. Same goes for RSVPs - they're appreciated, but not mandatory.

There is an optional suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for our group membership to The Great Courses Plus. You can donate through the following methods:

Venmo: @reece-daniel

Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel

You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!

Regards,

Reece
Curator, Church of the Cosmos
Organizer, SomEV Presents
City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

Past events (282)

Biology and Human Behavior (Part 10/12): Screening + Discussion

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