Dale Mc Gowan of Patheos | Weekly Sunday Gathering
— Baker Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, TX
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The Ape That Jumps
Dale Mc Gowan
Main talk Summary:
We are desperately unsuited for the world we live in—"captive to our biology,” as Nassim Taleb put it, "unless we manage a cunning escape.” The most common escape, one that has worked for millennia, is currently falling to pieces, and there is no obvious replacement. What’s the plan here?
Dale is managing editor of nonreligious writers at Patheos, the world’s largest website for multi-belief opinion. He teaches music at Oglethorpe University, is at work on a book about how music communicates emotion, and hosts the How Music Does That podcast.
He also founded the humanist nonprofit Foundation Beyond Belief in 2009. He was named Harvard Humanist of the Year in 2008 for his work in nonreligious parenting.
Dale has written extensively about science, music, parenting, and the interface between religious belief and unbelief. His books include Sharing Reality, Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, Voices of Unbelief, Atheism For Dummies, In Faith and in Doubt, and the satirical novels Calling Bernadette’s Bluff and Good Thunder.
Note: Our speaker will be talking to the gathering over video conference this week
Musician Bio :
Benjamin Grafton hails from Clear Lake, Texas. He got his start in music early, singing school choirs.
Upon discovering Elton John, Benjamin undertook a self study of piano. Eventually picking up Guitar as well, he is a strong singer songwriter with a soulful voice and a passion for beautiful music.
We are back to our regular start time of 10:30 AM. Doors open at 10:00 AM
Baker Ripley Community Center 6500 Rookin St Houston, TX 77074
Oasis meets in the Reunion Hall Gymnasium on the Baker Ripley campus.
From Hillcroft St, turn right onto High Star Dr, then turn right into
the Baker Ripley parking lot just past where the road curves to become
Rookin St. You can park anywhere in this lot and follow the "Oasis"
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