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Bryan Hamlin: Charles Darwin - A Unique Perspective
Photos: Charles Darwin (left) and Bryan Hamlin. EVENT DESCRIPTION What was Darwin like as a person? We will look at his family life, his friendships, his health struggles. What did he believe, and how does his scientific work stand the test of time? We will also look at Darwin’s links with the United States, including the Boston area. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Bryan Hamlin is originally from England. He commenced university in 1959 - the centennial year of the publication of Charles Darwin’s "Origin of Species". Very aware of this Hamlin decided to study the planet’s early life forms, majoring in microbiology and going on to do a PhD in the subject. 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 so the RSVP numbers are generally much lower than the actual attendance.

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20 Lexington Road · Concord, MA

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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.

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