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Darwin Day 2018: The Evolution of Happiness

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

| $20.00

As Bill Norsworthy reminds us:
“Dear Humanist Friends,
“Darwin Day 2018 in the Tampa Bay area is less than a week away! This year’s program will be very enlightening and inspiring. With Professor Phil Zuckerman coming across the country from California to present a keynote address titled, “The Happiest Place on Earth? Social Progress, Contentment, and Well-Being in Secular Scandinavia,” this Darwin Day will be one to remember. Also on the program will be Jennifer Hancock, who has written extensively and will talk about Happy Humanist Families, and Ryan Cragun, sociologist from the University of Tampa, who is well known to the local secular community.
“The doors of the Octagon will open at 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, February 3rd. The program begins at 10:00 in the Octagon at UUC, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL. Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased through this link to Brown Paper Tickets http://bit.ly/2DkEhP1, or at the door on Saturday.”
More details about our program:
Happiness is a foundational goal of humanism. Three fine authors who have each contributed to living well, improving the human condition & our common success will share their practical wisdom.

Phil Zuckerman ( https://philzuckerman.com/bio/ ) The keynote speaker this year is Dr. Phil Zuckerman of Pitzer College in Los Angeles. His program is titled, “The Happiest Place on Earth? Social Progress, Contentment, and Well-Being in Secular Scandinavia.” He has spent extended periods of time in Denmark, studying how the Danes have been able to construct such a happy and productive society. Phil Zuckerman will reflect upon various aspects of Nordic society and how they shed light upon the potential for human happiness without religious faith.
** Listen to a phone interview for 25 minutes @ 1 PM ET/10AM PT on February 1st on WMNF – “how to listen” http://bit.ly/2DuMtc8.

Jennifer Hancock ( http://www.jen-hancock.com/ ) has made a career of teaching Humanist principles for everyday living. Jen will be speaking about “Happy Humanist Families.” She has written extensively on the subject of happiness.

Ryan Cragun ( https://www.ryantcragun.com/ ) is a well-known sociologist at the University of Tampa. Ryan’s numerous appearances, books & articles have provided important insights into the role and function of religion. Dr. Cragun is our most popular speaker.

Books with author’s autographs will be available after the program.
Sorry, no food will be available for this occasion.

Tickets are on sale now at $20 ea. from http://bit.ly/2DkEhP1
I hope to see you next Saturday…and have a Happy Darwin Day.
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Rick O’Keefe
Branch Manager
Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay


February 3
9:30 am - 2:00 pm


Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason


Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater OCTAGON
2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764 United States
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