Gather at our private luncheon party in this Zagat-rated Chinese restaurant to celebrate the 204th birthday of Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809) and the 25th Anniversary of the birth (January 14, 1988) of SHSNY. Great company, great speaker and great food.
Highlights of the afternoon:
10-Course Chinese Banquet
Including Seafood Treasure Soup; a very Special Appetizer; Peking Duck with New Year Bao; Steamed Fish Filet; Crispy Palace Prawns; Eggplant Family Style; Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks in Chef's Brown Sauce; Mushrooms Yi Men; Hunan Style Pork with Leeks; Fresh Fruit.
Presentation of the SHSNY 2012 Dumbth Award
Who will win the not-so-coveted horse's-ass award? Banquet attendees will get a chance to vote a second time for the idiot of their choice.
Special Guest Speaker:
Philip Kitcher, Ph.D
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
Talk: Ethics After Darwin
Professor Kitcher is the past president of the American Philosophical Association and currently teaches Literature Humanities at Columbia, i.e.: courses on Dewey; Science and Religion; Darwin; and on Joyce and on Finnegans Wake.
He is the author of The Ethical Project; Science in a Democratic Society; Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to "Finnegans Wake"; and Living with Darwin, and is currently at work on a new collection, Preludes to Pragmatism, as well as on the talk he will give us February 16.
Cost for the afternoon is $50 per person. (Cash bar, wine and beer only.)
Use your PayPal account or your credit card. Or mail your check, made out to "SHSNY", to:
SHSNY, P.O. Box 7661, FDR Station, New York, NY[masked]
Questions? Call[masked], and leave a call-back number