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Tucson Atheists Monthly Movie Night

  • Nov 24, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Sahara Appartments

The November movie will be the first two episodes of the PBS series Your Inner Fish. It's about how our evolutionary past is still present in our bodies.

Episode 1: Your Inner Fish
Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build our hands and limbs. See how the genetic legacy of a fish can be seen today in our own DNA.

Episode 2: Your Inner Reptile
A key moment in our evolutionary saga occurred 200 million years ago, when the ferocious reptile-like animals that roamed the Earth were in the process of evolving into shrew-like mammals. But our reptilian ancestors left their mark on many parts of the human body, including our skin, teeth and ears.

Episode 3 (next time): Your Inner Monkey
Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains.

And on somewhat of a tangent (but still related!) I read a great article on "deep time" recently:  http://terrain.org/2014/nonfiction/chronophilia/

Bottled water is ok but please don't bring any other food or drinks into the theater. This is one of the conditions of our use of the facility. There's a lounge next door where food and drink are allowed.

After the movie, we usually have a discussion in the theater and maybe head over to the Epic Cafe (745 N 4th St, at University) to talk about the movie and anything else we feel like.

The Sahara Apartments are on Stone a block and a half south of Speedway, on the west side. There is plenty of parking right there (ignore the warning signs). Note that the theater is through a locked security gate. Someone from our group will be waiting inside the gate to buzz everyone in, but you must be there by 6:30 as that's when the movie will start. I recommend that you arrive a few minutes early! If you're running late, call my cell phone:[masked] before 6:30 and I'll wait for you. Please do not use the call button on the door's keypad; this rings the owners cell phone and we should not be disturbing him.

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  • Cesar de S.

    Please, contact me at; [masked]

    November 24, 2014

  • Cesar de S.

    To meet with other people that have similar thinking in atheism it's as important and refreshing as a sunny day in life, specially when I come from a society where to talk about any of those matter's is distressing and may be obligated to remain shut in the closet.

    November 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    an amazing series! a must see . . .

    November 23, 2014

  • CherylBene

    Patrick, This is a maybe - I will update. Having car issues. Your selection sounds terrific ! "Your inner Fish"

    November 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town that week :(

    November 17, 2014

  • Bobbe G.

    This is an interesting series, I have seen it on the PBS. I will try to make it next time as I committed to go to the Skeptics Meeting tonight.

    November 10, 2014

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