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Stop BSA from recruiting in public schools

In our ongoing efforts to prevent discrimination, we have created a letter of appeal to schools and school districts, which calls to their attention the fact that the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization which practices discrimination against non-believers, LGBT and the disabled.  Please review the letter and consider taking action with us.

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Mission Statement:   https://www.ftsociety.org/menu/anti-discrimination-support-network/anti-discrimination-policy-mission-statement/

May - June 2018 Ezine Newsletter

May – June 2018 Newsletter Ezine

Click here to see the May /June 2018 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • The Freethought Society Sponsorship of a Voter Registration Table at West Chester University by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the West Chester University Tabling Project
  • More Photos of the West Chester University Tabling Project
  • March For Our Lives – Through the Eyes of a Teacher by Anna Hill
  • In Recognition of the Freethought Society’s 25 Year Anniversary
  • Triskaidekapoiema by Abby Hafer
  • Review of the book Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith – and for Freedom
  • The Freethought Society’s Multi-Month Activities Calendar
  • Freethought Society President Scheduled to Portray Eva Amelia Parker Ingersoll and Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum Silver Anniversary Celebration Flyer
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

Margaret Downey as Suffragette

Margaret Downey as Suffragette

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Susan B. Anthony at Voter Table

Marjorie Goldman as Susan B. Anthony at Voter Table

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Dr. Daeschler to Present “Cold, Hard Science: The 2016-2017 Antarctic Paleontological Expedition”

Dr. Daeschler to Present

“Cold, Hard Science: The 2016-2017 Antarctic Paleontological Expedition”

PENNSYLVANIA — The Freethought Society is pleased to host Dr. Ted Daeschler as a speaker at the Ludington Library (5 South Bryn Mawr AvenueBryn Mawr) on WednesdayMay 23, 2018. This event is free and open-to-the-public. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

Dr. Daeschler’s presentation “Cold, Hard Science: The 2016-2017 Antarctic Paleontological Expedition,” will highlight the Devonian Period (420-360 million-years-ago). Fossils bear witnessed of profound diversification of the form and function of aquatic vertebrates, including the origin of limbed forms. Previous discoveries from fossil sites in the northern hemisphere motivated questions about biotic evolution within the southern landmasses from the same timeframe.

Working out of McMurdo Station, Dr. Daeschler’s team spent three weeks at two sites in the Transantarctic Mountains of Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. These areas have had little paleontological exploration and this fieldwork revealed productive Middle Devonian sites with a wide variety of fossil vertebrates from ancient freshwater ecosystems. A powerful slide show will take you into the camp and the surrounding areas.

About Dr. Ted Daeschler:

Dr. Daeschler is curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Academy of Natural Sciences Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University. He has been at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia since 1987. His research interests center on Late Devonian-age fossils and the origin of limbed vertebrates. Daeschler’s responsibilities at the Academy of Natural Sciences focus on research, teaching, collections curation, and public programs within the museum. Since 2011, Dr. Daeschler has had a joint appointment as a Professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science at Drexel.

For more information, contact:

Margaret Downey
Freethought Society President 
Phone: 610.793.2737
Email: Margaret@FtSociety.org           

March - April 2018 eZine

March – April 2018 eZine Newsletter

Click here to see the March/April 2018 Freethought Society (FS) ezine newsletter.

In this newsletter:

  • Celebrating the Freethought Society’s 25th Year by Margaret Downey
  • Celebrating Black History Month at Cheyney University by Freethought Society Board and Editorial Team
  • Photos of the Cheyney University Tabling Project
  • A Science-Themed Trip of a Lifetime by Mike Judge 
  • 2018 Secular Coalition for America Lobby Day Flyer
  • Freethought Society President Scheduled to Portray Eva  Amelia Parker Ingersoll and Center for Inquiry Flyer
  • Freethought Society’s 2018 Two-Month Activities Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page.

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter.

 

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Speaker Dr. Paul Halpern on 3/22/18 at 7pm

Guest Speaker Dr. Paul Halpern

On Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the large community room of the Ludington Library (5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania), FS will host acclaimed science writer and physicist Dr. Paul Halpern. He is Professor of Physics at the University of the Sciences and is the author of fifteen popular science books.

Halpern’s latest book, The Quantum Labyrinth, investigates how physicists Richard Feynman and John Wheeler, despite strong personality differences, established a lifelong bond that stimulated each of them to explore the fundamental ingredients of nature and revolutionize the nature of time and reality. His March 22ndspeech is based on this book. 

Halpern is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an Athenaeum Literary Award. He is a regular contributor to NOVA’s The Nature of Reality physics blog. Halpern has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including Future Quest and The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special.

More information about Halpern, his books and other writings can be found at

http://phalpern.com