The Nature of Human Nature Part 1: Motoring Along on Automatic Pilot

Program for April 14, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

William Sturgill, Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Professor of Psychology at Rockhurst DSC00040

As John Dewey queried, “What function does consciousness serve?”
Click here to view the power point used in William’s presentation”

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Critical Religious Studies – “Religious Awe and Critical Thought: An Introduction”

Program for April 7, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,IMG_1394

Dr. Anton K. Jacobs, Writer/lecturer of sociology, philosophy and religion; K.C. Art Institute faculty; United Church of Christ Clergyman; author of Religion and the Critical Mind (Lexington Books, 2010)

Click on the Essays tab above to read Anton Jacobs’ presentation,  Religious Awe and Critical Thought. 

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Our Culture’s Addiction to Energy and Our Alienation from Nature: Group discussion – all are welcome too join in

Program for March 31, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

Ben Kjelshus,  Founder of KC Food Circle and longtime green activist; Luis Flores, Longview College Instructor of Psychology and Philosophy

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This Brave New ePublishing World

This Program is cancelled due to the weather.  It will be rescheduled.

Program for March 24, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

Attwood,  Kansas City fiction author

Randy Attwood relates his experiences and views on digital publishing ebooks and print-on-demand books.

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The Triumph of Continental Drift Theory: Dramatic Evidence that Ended Decades of Controversy in Geology

Program for March 17, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

Henry (Hank) Frankel, Professor of Philosophy, UMKCDSC00016 (1)

Through the confirmation of the Vine-Matthews hypothesis and Wilson’s idea of transform faults the drifters minority hypothesis became the consensus.

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Dying in America: Why We Make Poor End-of-Life Decisions

Program for March 10, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

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Kim Login,  M.A., Hospice Director

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Integration: Progress or Regress?

Program for March 3, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301 
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Richard Mabion, community and environmental activist and Sierra Club Board member

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Storing Wind Energy: Clean, Safe, Affordable Alternative to Coal, Gas or Nuclear Power

Program for February 24, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

Joe Spease, CEO of WindSoftly that develops wind/CAES projects, Chairman of theDSC00287 Hydraulic Fracturing Committee of the Kansas Sierra Club.

Wind/compressed energy storage systems (CAES) are the most important technology that makes coal, gas and nuclear power unnecessary.

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Damn Good Company

Program for February 17, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

NINTH ANNUAL DARWIN DAY TODD KELSO MEMORIAL

Luis Granados; Author, Washington Attorney, contributed articles on the history of DSC00284religion to Secular NationFree Inquiry and the Humanist

“Damned Good Company” is a book of 20 stories of heroes around the world who stood up against the power of the God experts of their time and place. In honor of Darwin Day, Luis will share the story of the battles between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, culminating in their confrontation at the Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee.

To purchase a copy of the book (or e-book) go to humanistpress.com.

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The Evolution of Flightlessness: A Three-Point Landing for the Origin of Flight, 3rd in the series

Program for February 10, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301,

David BurnhamDavid Burnham, Ph. D., Paleontologist, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas

We will discuss  the dinosaur-like birds (bird-like dinosaurs), velociraptor and bambiraptor ( discovered and named by Dr. Burnham).

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