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Hi Everyone, I'm sorry to say that I need to cancel DS for the month of September. I'm having extensive dental work done and I don't have a substitute available to take over this month. Please keep watch for my posting for October 18th. I should be back in action by then Lol. See you soon. Barb
Come join us at a tabling event to help spread the word about Lehigh Valley Humanists. As an educational organization one of our imperatives is to reach out to the community in order to inform them about what we offer, as well as to answer questions people have about Humanism. These are really fun events, and it's amazing how many great conversations are to be had! Anyone who wishes to volunteer should put what times they can be in our booth in the comments. When you're not hanging out with LVH, there is sure to be tons of fun activities and food at this event!
The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game by Rizwan Virk Written by well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and MIT-educated computer scientist Rizwan Virk, The Simulation Hypothesis brings together disparate fields to explore one of the most daring and consequential theories of our time: The Simulation Hypothesis. Whether you are a computer scientist, a fan of science fiction like the Matrix movies, a video game enthusiast, or a spiritual seeker, The Simulation Hypothesis touches on all these areas. The Simulation Hypothesis is the idea that our physical reality, far from being a solid physical universe, is part of an increasingly sophisticated video game-like simulation, consisting of pixels with its own internal clock. In the Simulation Hypothesis, the mysteries of quantum science, the path of artificially intelligent consciousness, the evolution of VR and quantum computers, along with previously taboo subjects like consciousness and karma, are brought together into a cohesive, information-based computer science framework. Leading figures like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have advocated the Simulation Hypothesis. For the first time, the Simulation Hypothesis delves into all the angles that make this remarkable theory one of the most important of our time! Carol will be moderating this month. Hope you can join us for some thoughtful discussion. Upcoming books are: October: The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking, Book 1 by Patrick Ness (Brian) November: The Cult of the Constitution by Mary Anne Franks (Steve A.)
With each new generation, America is becoming more racially diverse and more secular. Yet the atheist community remains disproportionately white, and has made some conspicuous missteps in our outreach to people of color. What have we gotten wrong in the past, and how can we do better in the future? Adam Lee is an author and activist living in New York City. He writes the Daylight Atheism blog on Patheos' atheist channel and has published several books, most recently "Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City". Timeline for this Event: 10:30 Coffee & Conversation 11:00 Announcements & Presentation 12:30 Q&A Ends Those who wish to seek a local eatery after the event will find a number of options in the neighborhood for lunch or brunch, including Starbucks, Pizza Mart, The Hamilton Kitchen, Dime, Queen City BBQ, Billy's Diner, and the Allentown Brew Works. There is no charge for this event, as we strive to make as much of our programming as possible accessible to all. However, donations will be accepted to offset the cost of our regular ongoing expenses. Street parking on area streets is free on Sundays. Garage parking is also available in the Community Deck accessible from 6th and Walnut Streets (both one way) and only costs a few dollars.