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Pat Everett: The Humanist Creation Story
EVENT DESCRIPTION The Humanist Creation Story is a fascinating one that is still evolving. It started 13.5 billion years ago with the Big Bang, and each year we learn a little more. Pat Everett will walk us through how we, the world, and modern Humanism, have developed to the present day. We will be guided by author Yuval Noah Harari’s two books: ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’, and ‘Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow,’ and other sources. There will be opportunity for discussion. Could Artificial Intelligence replace us as dominant species? ABOUT THE SPEAKER GENERAL INFORMATION Our (usually) First Wednesday Dialog series brings in outside speakers to share interesting topics related to Humanism -- kind of like Ted Talk. We socialize and enjoy refreshments until about 7:15, at which point the speakers presents for as long as they choose, usually until 8:00 or so. At this point we pass the mic around and have a group discussion about the topic. When the discussion wraps up, we continue with more refreshments and socializing until around 9:00 when all attendees are welcome to join our open steering committee meeting. We take donations at the door to cover the cost of the meeting ($5 is suggested). Half of the donations (after we pay the rent) are given as an honorarium to the speaker with a $25 minimum. All regular attendees are encouraged to bring refreshments to share. Note that we have a large mailing list outside of Meetup.com so the RSVP numbers are generally much lower than the actual attendance.

First Parish In Concord

20 Lexington Road · Concord, MA

What we're about

The Concord Area Humanists are a casual and inclusive collection of Humanists and secularists of all types from the Concord area in Massachusetts. We meet several times a month to discuss topics related to Humanism. Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

You can learn more about us at our main website:

http://concordareahumanists.org/

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