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New Meetup: Little Canada Book Club - "The Demon-Haunted World" by Carl Sagan

From: Patricia M.
Sent on: Sunday, January 10, 2010 2:29 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group!

What: Little Canada Book Club - "The Demon-Haunted World" by Carl Sagan

When: Sunday, February 14,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Caribou Coffee
3354 Rice St
Little Canada, MN 55126
[masked]

For our February meeting we will be discussing the book "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" by Carl Sagan

From Publishers Weekly
Eminent Cornell astronomer and bestselling author Sagan debunks the paranormal and the unexplained in a study that will reassure hardcore skeptics but may leave others unsatisfied. To him, purported UFO encounters and alien abductions are products of gullibility, hallucination, misidentification, hoax and therapists' pressure; some alleged encounters, he suggests, may screen memories of sexual abuse. He labels as hoaxes the crop circles, complex pictograms that appear in southern England's wheat and barley fields, and he dismisses as a natural formation the Sphinx-like humanoid face incised on a mesa on Mars, first photographed by a Viking orbiter spacecraft in 1976 and considered by some scientists to be the engineered artifact of an alien civilization. In a passionate plea for scientific literacy, Sagan deftly debunks the myth of Atlantis, Filipino psychic surgeons and mediums such as J.Z. Knight, who claims to be in touch with a 35,000-year-old entity called Ramtha. He also brands as superstition ghosts, angels, fairies, demons, astrology, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and religious apparitions.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

We will also be choosing books for our April, May and June meetings, so please bring any suggestions you may have.

In March we will be reading "Virus of the Mind" by Richard Brodie.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/12272981/

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