In honor of Charles Darwin's birth month, our February speaker will be Sehoya Cotner, who will discuss "Fun Myths About Evolution Explored."
Evolution is among the most contentious topics in our society, in part due to key misconceptions about the theory. Some of these are iconic (humans evolved from chimpanzees, survival of the fittest), some more esoteric (evolution is a belief system, Darwin discovered evolution, evolution is a random process). We'll discuss evolution itself, some key misconceptions, and potential negative consequences of falling victim to evolutionary myths.Add a comment Add a comment
Like last year, you can expect to see prestigious national atheist speakers, but we're also offering a few new and exciting workshops covering topics of particular interest to our diverse community of atheists and other freethinkers.
Our especially big headliner is Susan Jacoby, who has written several books highly celebrated by atheists including Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, The Age of American Unreason (NY Times Bestseller), and her most recent work, The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought. She also wrote a terrific piece for the New York Times earlier this year entitled The Blessings of Atheism.Add a comment Add a comment
Damned Good Company
by Luis Granados, 382 pages
Humanist Press, ©2012
In Damned Good Company, part-time historian and religion student Luis Granados takes readers across continents and centuries to find fascinating tales of fellow humans who bucked the religious trends of their day.Add a comment Add a comment
Ninety-five people attended the 13th annual winter solstice celebration held by Minnesota Atheists and the Humanists of Minnesota on December 16th. For the first time, the event was held at Jimmy’s Event Center in Vadnais Heights. After a banquet dinner, the Freethought Band led off the entertainment, joined by singer Tracie Hodgdon. George Kane and Laura Hutt presented a comic dialogue as George Burns and Gracie Allen.Add a comment Add a comment
By Eric Jayne
A couple battles that took place during last year’s War on Christmas happened in St. Paul. The first one came the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Family Place shelter. Fourteen atheists cooked up sloppy joes, beans, and homemade cookies for about 25 shelter guests. In addition to the kitchen cooking and cleaning, we also sanitized toys in the children’s play area, cleaned some of the common areas, and wiped down additional dining tables and chairs. This was immediately followed up with social time and drinks at a nearby spot in Lowertown.Add a comment Add a comment