Gratitude without a Deity – interactive discussion among members of COR

Program for November 25, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN IN.

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Latin America through the Lens of Bolivia

Program for November 18, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Rev. Michael Gilgannon, Catholic missionary in Bolivia for 38 years

For the first time in 500 years, Bolivia’s president is a native Aynara Indian, who brought about important social and political changes.   Why do American policies ignore or oppose these changes in Bolivia and other Latin American countries?

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I Found My Brain in San Francisco

Program for November 11, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Fred Whitehead, Freethought Historian, co-author Freethought on the American Frontier.

Ferreting out San Francisco gems – little-known cultural and historic sites

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Prospects for a Long-overdue Viable Progressive Third Party

Program for November 4, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Dee Berry, taught General Systems Theory at UMKC and Park University, served as coordinator for the National Clearing House for the Green Committee of Correspondence (gpus.org).  Ben Kjelshus, MSW in Community organization form UMC,  Founder of KC Food Circle

After an election cycle costing millions of dollars and trillions of shallow words, what are we left with?  If there is to be a meaningful future for our children, green values must be front and center.

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A Mormon Whitehouse

Program for October 28, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Third Annual Woody Williams Memorial Lecture

Randall Snyder,  local orthodontist and ex-Mormon.  He was a missionary, was married in a Mormon Temple and served in official capacities until he left Mormonism in 2012.

Origins and evolution of Mormonism; and, the 2012 election

Power Point of  Randall’s presentation   Mormonism

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Overcoming Stereotypes: Understanding Today’s Turkey

Program for October 21, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Abdulbaki Agbas, Associate professor of Biochemistry, Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, Turkish born, American since 1989

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A Three-Point Landing for the Origin of Flight: The First Flier (Part 1)

Program for October 14, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

In conjunction with the Kansas and Missouri Paleontological Society

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

We’ll look at the first birds in the fossil records – Archaeopteryx

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It’s Just Genetics Over time (Part 3)

Program for October 7, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Mindy Walker, Evolutionary Geneticist, Associate Professor of Biology, Rockhurst University
This is the third in a series of talks discussing the evidence and mechanisms of evolution. This installment will introduce the concepts of altruism and kin selection, and discuss alternative hypotheses concerning the evolution of altruistic behavior posed by evolutionary icons like E.O. Wilson and Richard Dawkins.

Click here to view the Power Point Cindy used: Kin Selection and the Evolution of “Altruism.” Community of Reason October 7, 2012
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What are we Breathing: Radon and Other Indoor Air Issues?

Program for September 30, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

 Robert Dye, Environmental Scientist, B.S., Chemistry, 12 years Duane Arnold Energy Center, two decades with Environmental Protection Agency

Protecting yourself against hidden toxins in your home.

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Listening to the Dark

Program for September 23, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Peter Street, English working class poet. Author of Listening to the Dark

Peter will read from his recently published book, with themes of travels to Iceland, etc., and a remarkable series of poems about Plants.  Copies of his book will be available during his presentation

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