|Sent on:||Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:29 PM|
The Secular Humanist Society of New York and Richie's List are sponsoring the regular SHSNY Book Club meeting this month of Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origens of Belief by Lewis Wolpert. A "brilliant and persuasive search for the source of our need to believe," according to the Sunday Times; "succinct and entertaining," chimes in The Spectator. An advance summary of the book has been uploaded to the Files Section of Richie's List, Secular Humanist Society of New York, and New York Philosophy Meetup websites.. (Click on the word Files in the upper left hand corner of their pages -- or e-mail me by clicking the envelope next to my name on the Drinking Skeptically Meetup website.)
Evolutionary biologist Wolpert looks for potential advantages to our belief in things without reasonable evidence. He includes belief in animals, children, and the wide range of adults, including those with psychiatric disorders and, of course, others like the sane, brilliant members of Drinking Skeptically. Thursday evening, November 20th, 6:30 PM (doors open at 6), in the 3rd Floor Community Room at the Muhlenberg Public Library, 209 W. 23rd St. (near 7th Ave), within a block or two of numerous subway stations, bus stops, the PATH train station, etc. No membership or admission fee required. It's also a book swap. Take what you want, bring what you don't. Leftover books are donated to the library.
Any questions, just e-mail me by clicking the envelope next to my name.