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  • April 13 discussion on Bertrand Russell was fun. Next book discussion Sun Apr 27

    Eight enthusiastic humanists showed up and talked about Bertrand Russell’s 1943 “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish.” We think he was smiling as he wrote it.

    Next Book Discussion:

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

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    • Our next book is Sam Harris’s “Letter to a Christian Nation”. Read ahead if possible. We are meeting a private home – contact us for location.

    Meanwhile meet us for the monthly discussion meeting on Easter at 2:00 p.m. in the usual place, The Women’s Center on Chateau Drive on the Crestwood Hospital campus in Huntsville, Alabama.

    (Travis Hardin)

  • Summary of April Humanist Events

    Humanist Event Summary:

    • Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 PM: Humanist Book Club meets at the Bailey Cove Branch Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza SE, Huntsville, AL (off of Bailey Cove south of Weatherly)
    • Sunday, April 20 at 2:00 PM: Monthly meeting and discussion at Crestwood Women’s Center, 185 Chateau Drive, Huntsville (off of Airport Road – statue of girl on bench in front)
    • Saturday, April 26 at 11:30: Cognizant of Current Events meets at Mellow Mushroom, 470 Providence Main St, Huntsville, AL
    • Monday, April 28 at 6:00 pm: Philosophy Café  - location is TBD

      (written by Louise Hardin)

  • April 20, 2014 Monthly meeting and discussion

    April 20 Discussion Meeting 2 p.m.

    The Humanists of North Alabama meet on Sunday, April 20 at 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Crestwood Women’s Center Boardroom.

    The Women’s Center is located at 185 Chateau Drive, Huntsville (just behind the Starbucks on Airport Road). We’ll have coffee and tea available. Snacks are welcome.
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  • Book discussion Apr 13 at 3 p.m. “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”

    Humanist book discussion on Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Public Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza SE, Huntsville, Alabama 35803.

    Before coming please read our first reading,  “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish” by Bertrand Russell.

    The text is available at this link:http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rmuhamma/Philosophy/RBwritings/outIntellectRubbish.htm

    The discussion leader will be Vanitha Singh, a retired English teacher and a new activist in the group.

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  • Alabama Rally for Secular Government, Saturday, May 3rd, 1 p.m.

    On the steps of the Alabama State Capitol at Montgomery.

    Details: http://montgomeryfreethought.net/rally/

    (Travis Hardin)

  • Oct 6 & 13 UUs discuss Murry’s “Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism in the 21st Century

    The UU discussion of William Murry’s book Reason And Reverance: Religious Humanism in the 21st Century is scheduled for October 6 & 13 starting at 6pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville. I’m sure the book discussion would be open to all interested readers beyond friends and members of the UU church.

    The church website is at http://www.uuch.org

    Thanks to Dr. Jon Fox for this notice. He will co-lead the discussion.

  • “The Road to Hell” co-sponsored by the UAH Philosophy Department Friday Oct 11 at 7 p.m.

    Dr. Nick Jones sent us this event to post.  You can download the flyer at the bottom of this post.

    UAH Distinguished Speaker Series

    co-sponsored by the
    UAH Philosophy Department
    www.uah.edu/la/departments/philosophy

    The Road to Hell*
    Alastair Norcross
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Friday, October 11 at 7pm
    Union Grove Gallery
    (between University Center and Morton Hall)

    *Dr. Norcross will discuss whether intentions
    matter to the ethical worth of our actions.
    Questions? Please contact Dr. Deborah Heikes, heikesd@uah.edu

    Philosophy Norcross flyer

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  • Atheist Pride Day at the University of Alabama in Huntsville – Sat. Apr 13, 2 – 6 p.m.

    UAH Non-Theists organize 2013 Atheist Pride Day at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (video)

    Kay Campbell | kcampbell@al.com By Kay Campbell | kcampbell@al.com
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    (reprinted from Al.com and the Huntsville Times)
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    Scripted Failures Justin Edwards.jpg Justin Edwards, keyboardist with Scripted Failures, will perform with the band during the 2013 UAH Atheist Pride Day, which will be held at the campus on Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2013, in the UAH Exhibit Hall. (Courtesy of Scripted Failures)

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The University of Alabama Huntsville Non-Theists organization is sponsoring Atheist Pride Day at the UAH campus in Huntsville on Saturday April 13, 2013, from 2 to 6 p.m.

    The free event will give non-believers an opportunity to meet other like-minded people, and counter the stigma against non-believers, according to Charles Miller, Alabama state director of American Atheists and executive director of the Secular Coalition for Alabama.

    The event will be held at the UAH Exhibit hall. Featured speakers include Matthew Blendermann, founder of UAH-Nontheists, and Charles Miller, Alabama State Director of American Atheists and Executive Director of Secular Coalition for Alabama.

    The afternoon’s events also offer musicians, comedians and games.

    Entertainment includes the band “Scripted Failures” and comedian Blair Scott, a past director of Alabama Atheists who is also active nationally with American Atheists. Other speakers include Matthew Blendermann, founder of UAH-Nontheists, and Charles Miller.

  • 2014 AHA Conference to be June 5-8 in Philadelphia

    http://conference.americanhumanist.org/

    See you in Philadelphia June 5-8, 2014.

  • The Storytelling of Science. Part 2 or 2 – Q&A. Lawrence Krauss and company. Youtube video.

    The Great Debate: The Storytelling of Science. 60 minutes

  • The Storytelling of Science part 1. Lawrence Krauss and company. Youtube video.

    The Great Debate: The Storytelling of Science 90 minutes

  • Humanist Conference 2013 poster

    Hope to see you in San Diego

  • Sir Julian Huxley:

    "Today the god hypothesis has ceased to be scientifically tenable...and its abandonment often brings a deep sense of relief... Once our relief at jettisoning an outdated piece of ideological furniture is over, [then] we must construct something to take its place."