Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10AM –HOA#2 MountainView Clubhouse, Sonoran Rm
Book Club – Lockwood Carlson, moderator
‘Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil,’ by Paul Bloom
Is morality innate? In this book, “Just Babies,” the psychologist Paul Bloom draws from his research at the Yale Infant Cognition Center to argue that “certain moral foundations are not acquired through learning. . . . They are instead the products of biological evolution.” from NYT. Be ready to discuss what you liked, did not like, what questions arose, etc. There will be a typical Freethinkers discussion -wide ranging and spirited.
Friday, February 12, 2016 Luncheon at 11:30 AM (reservations closed) HOA#1 clubhouse
Religion Without God – Rabbi Adam Chalom
Rabbi Adam Chalom is Dean for North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Secular Humanistic Judaism is a cultural Jewish identity celebrated through a human-focused, non-theistic philosophy of life.
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 3-5 PM –HOA#1 Road Runner Grill
“Thirdsty” Thursday Get together to talk and socialize – Drinks for purchase
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 9 AM –HOA#2 MountainView Ballroom
Private Prisons – Dianne Post J.D.
Ms. Post says, Arizona has become a focus for the location of private, for-profit prisons. The state also has one of the highest expenditure rates for corrections. Are we getting what we paid for? Dianne Post addresses the history of for-profit prisons, the interconnections with issues of immigration and racial disparities, and the track record of for-profit prisons in terms of costs and services. She also addresses the policy, as well as legal and political issues surrounding the controversy.
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10 AM –HOA#1 Activity Center
Experiments at the Biosphere 2 and Climate Change – Victor Lim, Jr.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 10 AM – HOA#2 MountainView Ballroom
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Dr. Ann Vernon