Freethinkers, it's time for our September meeting. We'll have another action-packed meeting devoted to promoting critical thinking, science, and freethought in general.If you're in the Northwest Arkansas area, don't miss out on these classy meetups.
First off, you have a homework reading assignment. You are to read this article by our freethinker friend Art Hobson which was published in the NW Arkansas Times, August 29, 2009. Here is the link:
It's also posted in our forum here where you can post comments:
Read it, think about it, critique it (and send it to your friends). We are going to talk about it.
At our meeting we will also be honoring and remembering a famous freethinker by watching 70-minute biographical film about magician and inventor Jerry Andrus. Andrus was a staple of The Amazing Meeting series of conventions, and he passed away in 2007. This biography explores the life and work of this freethinker--who was a founding member of a freethinker organization in Oregon. Andrus also created many optical illusions. Doug will bring one for us to pass around. We had scheduled this for last month's meeting, but we ran short on time and bumped it to September.
We will have a short and to the point (excellent) video presentation on critical thinking.
Also in the works, a laser show with TWENTY THOUSAND points of light. Holy cow!
At our last meeting Darrel gave a presentation about the US health care system and how it compares with our peer countries. He has now transcribed his notes and converted his Power Point presentation to text. It is posted in our Freethinker Forum here:
Freethinker Meeting Details:
When: Saturday, September 26, 2009.
Where: The Fayetteville Public Library. 401 W. Mountain St. (two blocks west of the town square).
Time: 2:00 pm
Room: The Walker Room. This is the main meeting room. Go in the front door, through the lobby and go to your right. You can bring a snack or coffee from Arsaga's in the library lobby.
We'll go for dinner afterward at... The Thai Diner.
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