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Our purpose is to discuss issues connected with science, religion, spirituality and community (without superstition, without "revelation") - above all, issues connected with the changing human condition in the world as we now understand it.

As traditional, religious world views have been progressively challenged and replaced by a modern, scientific understanding, societies, cultures and human identities have found themselves under stress -- like a stomach that has swallowed food it is unable to digest.

Presentations on relevant topics, followed by a question-and-answer period and then by an open, moderated discussion will be arranged and given about once a month.

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Recent Meetups

  • November 23 · 6:00 PM

    Big History

    24 Members | 5.00

    We will discuss a TED Talk on 'Big History,' given by its founder, David Christian: "The History of the World in 18 Minutes." It's available on the Web at: https://... Learn more

  • October 16 · 6:30 PM

    Technology and Thought

    12 Members

    There is a school of anthropology known as Cultural Materialism, founded by Marvin Harris, with a debt to Karl Marx. It central principle is that the technology and... Learn more

  • September 11 · 6:30 PM


    12 Members | 5.00

    Here are a few questions about modernity that I think are worth discussion. Of course, you are welcome to add your own: What is (or was) modernity? How has modernity... Learn more

  • June 12 · 6:30 PM

    What is a 'Fact'?

    11 Members | 5.00

    In our June Meetup, to be led by Stewart Valin, we’ll discuss the notion of a ‘fact’: What is a fact? Are there any facts? How would we recognize a fact when we see one?... Learn more

  • May 22 · 6:30 PM

    Communication and Human Relationship

    14 Members | 4.50

    We will discuss identity and relationship in light of a suggestion of mine that human communication is more fundamentally a matter of attempted influence (suggestion)... Learn more

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