Sunday, November 27 at 10:30 am
Life on Earth 5
Appreciating Lynn Margulis
By Florence Windfall
Florence’s talk this Sunday is an appreciation of Lynn Margulis who recently died. Lynn Margulis is the author of ground-breaking theories in biology. She was a preeminent life scientist and author of new ways to look at life, what life is, what life does, how it evolves, and how it interacts with its environment. In fact, she changed evolutionary biology forever, countering Darwin’s approach to evolution. After her talk, Florence will facilitate a round-robin discussion on the issues she brought up.
Traditionally, Humanism did not officially include ecological or environmental awareness. Humanism was about humans. But today it does; today Humanism embraces the environment, or what used to be called conservation. And what exactly do Humanists think they should do for the environment today? Do Humanists expect to save the Earth, or some part of it, from environmental destruction today? What do YOU think Humanists should be doing for the environment? And what are YOU doing, or what would you like to be doing, for conservation today?
Our Sunday talks are accompanied by pot luck refreshments. Please feel free to bring scrumptious food, organic and local, suitable for brunch. Our doors open at 10:30 am and this talk will begin at 11:00 am.
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