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HFFC Science Readers go back to the brain!
6:30 pm social time; 7:00 pm discussion/presentation. Different speakers use the word “consciousness” to mean different things. Recently we read a report of the “zip and zap” experiment, which was used to try to determine whether patients in a vegetative state were actually conscious. In the June, 2018 issue of Scientific American, Christof Koch addressed the question, “What is consciousness.” In the September 2018 of Scientific American, Thomas Suddendorf addressed the ways in which our consciousness may differ from that of all other animals. You can form and present your own opinions at the October meeting of the Science Readers. Please join us: more brains mean more fun! Download the articles: Science Readers is open to HFFC members and first-time attendees. Admission is Free. Food and drink can be purchased directly from the restaurant from their menu. Please RSVP.

Silver Star Diner private banquet room

210 Connecticut Avenue · Norwalk, CT

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The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC), Connecticut, seeks to promote Humanism and free thought in our community.

Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity. Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, or dogma.

Our bywords are Reason and Compassion. We look for evidence as the basis of our beliefs about the world, and we embody compassion as our approach to others. We seek:

1. To provide a forum for mutual and public education,

2. To promote critical thinking and the separation of government and religion, and

3. To form a warm, supportive community of thoughtful people.

We welcome all who wish to participate. Also, visit our Facebook Page! (

HFFC is an IRS-recognized 501(c )(3 ) educational organization. Membership contributions are tax-deductible. HFFC is an independent chapter of the American Humanist Association.

Contact for answers to questions, information, and membership forms: John Levin, 646-221-9134,

HFFC Board of Directors (aka Steering Committee):

President: Cary Shaw

Vice President: John Levin

Secretary: Brandon Bisceglia

Treasurer: Cary Shaw

Program Director: Anita Peters

Membership: Les Martel

Technology: Herb Wexler

Program Development: Fred Cunningham

Outreach: John Levin and Brandon Bisceglia

Key Players:

Ann Stamler: Membership Support

Joe Stamler: Stagecraft & Audio Visual

Book Group: Anita Peters

Science Readers Group: Ruth Light

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