Welcome to the LAKE SUPERIOR FREETHINKERS


PLEASE JOIN US!   We next meet on the second Sunday in January 2017 in downtown Duluth at the Radisson Hotel (Location Map)
            Socializing begins at 9:00 am.
            Optional breakfast buffet at 9:30 am.
            Presentation from 10:00 until about 11:30.

MONTHLY SPEAKER & TOPIC INFO IS TO THE RIGHT
            Co-Host: David Broman - (218) 349-7455
            Co-Host: Jim Lyttle - (218) 464-1652
             Videographer - Jan Resberg


ADMISSION TO LSF EVENTS IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Newsletter – April 2017


Upcoming Events:

Ø LSF Monthly Meeting
o   Location: Radisson Duluth Conference room
o   Date: Sunday April 2nd (monthly on 1st Sun)
o   Time: 9:30 to Noon
Ø LSF Happy Hour
o   Location: Mexico Lindo
o   Date: Thu April 6th (monthly on 1st Thu)
o   Time: 4 to 6:00 PM
Ø  LSF Dinner Social
o   Location: Carmody Irish Pub – (location changes monthly)
o   Date: Wed April 19th (monthly on 3rd Wed)
o   Time: 5:30 to 7:00
Ø TED @ Teatro Zuccone
o   Location: Teatro Zuccone
o   Date: Wed April 19th (monthly on 3rd Wed) 
o   Time: 7:30 PM
o   Topic: A Matter of Life and Death - Embracing Mortality

Newsletter Editor: Mark Woodcock
To submit an item for possible inclusion in the Newsletter please contact:
MarkDWoodcock@yahoo.com


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Monthly Meeting – April 2, 2017
Place: Radisson Conference Room


Speaker: Shawn Otto
Shawn Otto was awarded the IEEE-USA ("I-Triple-E") National Distinguished Public Service Award for his work elevating science in America's national public dialog. He is cofounder and producer of the US presidential science debates at ScienceDebate.org. He is the award-winning author of The War on Science, which has been called "a game changer, and probably the most important book you'll read this year." He is also an award-winning screenwriter and novelist, best known for writing and co-producing the Academy Award-nominated movie House of Sand and Fog, and the LA Times Book Prize finalist literary crime novel, Sins of Our Fathers. He has advised science debate efforts in many countries and speaks worldwide on the critical role of science, evidence, and objectivity in free societies. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Rebecca Otto, the Minnesota State Auditor, in a solar and wind-powered green home he designed and built with his own hands. The couple have one son, Jacob.

Topic: The War on Science

Description [courtesy of Amazon.com]:
Finalist for the MN Book Award. "Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society -- from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense -- we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of scientific progress and a simultaneous expansion of danger. At the very time we need them most, scientists and the idea of objective knowledge are being bombarded by a vast, well-funded, three-part war on science: the identity politics war on science, the ideological war on science, and the industrial war on science.

The result is an unprecedented erosion of thought in Western democracies as voters, policymakers, and justices actively ignore the evidence of science, leaving major policy decisions to be based more on the demands of the most strident voices.  


Shawn on YouTube [one video of several]:
Why not have a US Presidential Science Debate:  click HERE

Shawn's latest book can be ordered on Amazon: 
"The War on Science: Who is Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It" :  click HERE 

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Zeitgeist Theater TED Talk for April 2017

Come see one of Lake Superior Freethinkers' own, Dr. Charles Gessert, speak about embracing mortality. 



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