Monday, May 1, 2017

Ethical Humanist Society

Yesterday morning I gave a talk about fake news for the Ethical Humanist Society. They reminded me of Unitarians - a smart bunch of folks who happen to have (due to a generous donor) their own secular church building. 

The Ethical Humanists have an interesting history. Based in Skokie, they were founded in 1882, and are a chapter of the American Humanist Association. Next week they have a highly interesting program: "Amy Ellison and Monica Long Ross of 137 Films will tell us about the making of their film company’s most recent project, currently in post-production, called “We Believe in Dinosaurs.” Shot over the course of three years, the film follows the designers and builders of the $100 million, 510-foot Noah’s Ark 'Museum' in rural Kentucky whose express purpose is debunking evolution. From blue prints to opening day, the film tells the story of the unsettling, yet uniquely American, conflict between science and religion." I just might try to get back out there.

Incidentally, here are the slides from my talk. Note in particular, the excellent poster from the International Federation of Library Associations.

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