July Roundtable - Christian Science
Monthly round table event at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy at the University. SEA Member Margaret Wardell gives us some information about the religion she was raised in (and which ultimately caused the death of her mother), Christian Science. Christian Science is one of the religions that think illness can be healed by prayer alone. ECHA Room L1 220 (basement) We meet afterwards at Sherlock Holmes on Campus for drinks and continued conversation, starting at 9:15pm.... See MoreSee Less
Join us after round table for continued discussion and drinks.
Memorial for Michael Vester
Our friend and founding member of the SEA, Michael Vester passed away on Sunday, June 18th. The memorial will be held on July 7th and we will update with more details as they become available. If you have any pictures of Michael that you'd like to share for an ''in memoriam'' post on our website please feel free to message them to us. Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre, Kingsway St. Michaels Room **TIME HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FOR 4pm** As we understand it there will be a small reception after the memorial service. Please let us know if you plan on attending so we can give the family an estimate of attendees. We can arrange car pools if required.... See MoreSee Less
Coffee, tea and conversation.
Examining the common arguments for different religions. Topic to be announced Edmonton Health Clinic Academy ECHA Room 1 - 121
Pub Night /Dinner
Dinner and drinks, great conversation. Come join us!
July Book Club
Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari At this meeting we will discuss page 209 to end of book 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future. EPL: epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1267128005_sapiens Chapters: www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/sapiens-a-brief-history-of/9780771038518-item.html... See MoreSee Less
Bacon. 'nuff said.
Aug Roundtable - Socratic Method With Anthony Magnabosco
Monthly round table event at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy at the University. ROOM TO BE ANNOUNCED This month we will be skyping with Anthony Magnabosco. Anthony Magnabosco has been practicing and promoting Street Epistemology for more than three years, and has hundreds of encounters on his YouTube channel. Anthony doesn't argue with believers, but asks Socratic questions to uncover the justifications and reliability of the methods that people use to be confident that their Gods exist. Anthony is a skeptic and agnostic atheist who is married with two kids, lives in San Antonio, Texas, and loves helping people examine beliefs of all kinds. We meet afterwards at Sherlock Holmes on Campus for drinks and continued conversation, starting at 9:15pm.... See MoreSee Less