What we're about

This group is dedicated to critical thinking and debunking pseudoscience. We meet monthly and have speakers on relevant topics.

Everyone is welcome at the meetings, but we encourage paid membership of $15/year to cover expenses. If you would like to join, please see the Treasurer at one of the meetings.

Upcoming events (5)

Science Book Club Online: Entangled Life

Online event

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures is a 2020 nonfiction book on mycology by English biologist Merlin Sheldrake.

When we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living systems. Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways we think, feel, and behave. In Entangled Life , the brilliant young biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective. Sheldrake's vivid exploration takes us from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that range for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the "Wood Wide Web," to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They are metabolic masters, earth makers, and key players in most of life's processes. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms--and our relationships with them--are changing our understanding of how life works.

ART Meeting Online

Online event

Monthly meeting of the Association for Rational Thought.

Science Book Club Online: Have you read a book you would like to share?

For meetings at library:
3rd floor, room 3B
Parking: The Garfield Garage on Ninth Street between Vine and Race has a nominal charge on Sunday.

Science Book Club Online: Have you read a book you would like to share?

For meetings at library:
3rd floor, room 3B
Parking: The Garfield Garage on Ninth Street between Vine and Race has a nominal charge on Sunday.

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