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May – June 2017 Freethought Society Ezine

Click here to see the May/June 2017 Freethought Society (FS) ezine.

 In the ezine you will find the following articles:

  • The March for Science Philadelphia by Margaret Downey
  • Science Marches On by Angela Mattke, MD
  • Walk for Science in Atlantic City by Charlotte Carney
  • The Washington March for Science as Seen by a Skeptic Cartoonist by Celestia Ward
  • Philadelphia’s First March for Science by Patti Butcheck
  • March for Science Los Angeles, California by Lisa Pedersen
  • An Evening With Lawrence Krauss
  • Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center Staff and Talent Search Begin
  • Freethought Society Merchandise Page
  • Donation and Information Page

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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Lawrence Krauss - The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

On Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM, The Freethought Society and the Philadelphia Ethical Humanist Society will host Lawrence Krauss as an honored speaker. He will discuss his newest book, The Greatest Story Ever Told — So Far, which is scheduled for release just a few days before his appearance. 

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March for Science PHL on Saturday, April 22​!

The Freethought Society is proud to be a participant and fundraising group for the March for Science PHL, a sister march to the main March for Science rally in Washington DC, taking place on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

The mission of the March for Science is to defend science, celebrate the scientific process, and combat the silencing of both.

There is a lot of work to be done between now and April 22, 2017.  Visit the March for Science PHL page to sign up to help with Logistics, Planning, Social Media & Outreach, Fundraising, Website & Design, “Day Of” Volunteering, Diversity or Science Engagement!  Questions?  Email: volunteer.philamarch4sci@gmail.com

Can’t attend, or just feeling motivated to help financially with the march?  Visit the Freethought Society Donation Page page!

 

Lawrence Krauss March 2017

Lawrence Krauss – March 20, 2017 at 7:00PM 

On Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM, The Freethought Society and the Philadelphia Ethical Humanist Society will host Lawrence Krauss as an honored speaker. He will discuss his newest book, The Greatest Story Ever Told — So Far, which is scheduled for release just a few days before his appearance. In this book, Krauss connects the world we know with the invisible world all around us. Krauss explains our current understanding of nature and the struggle to construct the greatest theoretical edifice ever assembled, the Standard Model of Particle Physics  and then to understand its implications for our existence.          Continue reading: Lawrence Krauss on March 20, 2017

Celebrate the Tree of Knowledge on December 4, 2016

The Freethought Society (FS) and the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia (EHSP) invite you to the installation of the 2016 Philadelphia Tree of Knowledge.Tree of Knowledge

The Tree of Knowledge will be decorated as a group effort immediately following the EHSP platform and a Rollin Wilber piano mini-concert on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Hugh Taft-Morales will be the platform speaker.

The 11:00 AM free and open-to-the-public platform takes place in the Ethical Society Building, located at 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Attendees are encouraged to bring two color copies of the front cover of their favorite book so that an ornament can be made for either use on the 2016 tree or for a home display.

Margaret Downey will be making the ornaments at 1:00 PM in the upstairs meeting room at the EHSP building. Volunteers are needed to assist in creating new ornaments which will help FS improve the diversity of The Tree of Knowledge ornament selection. Ornaments will be available for purchase. These weatherproof ornaments sell for $1-$5, depending on the size.