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Community Dinner with special guest Dr. Robert Siegel (Stanford Medical School)

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Price: $40.00 /per person
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The Humanist Connection is happy to announce our next Community Dinner on April 16, 2014 at Cafe Pro Bono at 7pm.

photos: Dr. Siegel (above) John Figdor (below)

Dr. Robert Siegel, Professor in the Human Biology Department at Stanford and winner of a plethora of distinguished teaching awards at Stanford, including the Gores Award, the Henry J. Kaiser Award, and the Bing Award will give his thoughts on the "religion and science" conflict, and join us for a conversation facilitated by Humanist Chaplain at Stanford, John Figdor on "The COSMOS and Creationism: Worldviews in Conflict" discussing the new Neil DeGrasse Tyson reboot of Carl Sagan's classic COSMOS series.

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The COSMOS has caused considerable consternation among religious fundamentalists. Beyond rejecting claims made by the COSMOS series, such as "the universe is roughly 13.8 billion years old," religious fundamentalists are concerned that the COSMOS provides a coherent secular epistemology and world view, and therefore, a secular alternative to religious world views such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc. Join us for a scintillating conversation about science, rationality, religion, culture, epistemology, and faith.

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We will be hosting our event at Cafe Pro Bono at 2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306. They have put together a prix fixe menu for our dinner for $40 per person (covers tax and tip as well), which includes a vegetarian option (we're still looking for a good restaurant that can provide vegan food, so email us if you know one!).

We ask that people consider making a $10-$20 suggested donation to the Humanist Connection so that we can continue to put together high quality events such as this one. Please make out checks to the Humanist Connection, or talk to Exec. Dir. John Figdor about how to pay via credit card or cash.

Space is limited to 20 at this dinner, so please visit our Meetup page at to RSVP.