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Heretics Brunch - July

  • When: Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 11:00 am
  • Santa Fe Restaurant, 3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA view map

Before summer gets away from us, let's have another brunch and see who's around braving the New Orleans heat. There should be lots to talk about!

 It is very important for us to have accurate numbers for food events, so please be aware of your RSVP. As a courtesy to your organizers and the other guests, if you find out that you will not be attending, please update your RSVP, so we will be as close to the actual number as possible. Thanks for your cooperation! 


Last Supper Dinner Club - 1st Wednesday in August

  • When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
  • Dolce Vita Pizzeria, 1205 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, view map

Pizza makes for a complete meal and Dolce Vita is the coolest and easiest we have found. So let's go back to a favorite where you can buy at the counter and relax. 

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Author Chris Mooney on "The Science of Why We Don't Believe in Science"

  • When: Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
  • Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA view map

We are pleased to announce that author and journalist Chris Mooney will be our August speaker.

In this talk, Mooney will describe the major findings from his last three years of reporting on the role of psychological factors in promoting science denial,with a focus on the all important subject of left-right differences in personality traits and the processing of information.

Mooney is the author of four books including the 2005 New York Times Best Seller, The Republican War on ScienceFrom Wikipedia: Mooney's writing focuses on subjects such as global warming and the creation–evolution controversy, and he has been described as “one of the few journalists in the country who specialize in the now dangerous intersection of science and politics.”

Mooney grew up in New Orleans. He attended Isidore Newman School before entering Yale University, where he graduated with a B.A. in English in 1999. His interest in science, and especially biology and the impact of Charles Darwin, was strongly influenced by his grandfather Gerald A. Cole,a biologist at Arizona State University and author of Textbook of Limnology,a noted book in the field. His mother, Sally, is a former board member of NOSHA, so we are very happy to claim Chris as one of us!

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Kit Senter Remembered: " atheist and proud of it..."

A friend and past member of NOSHA, Kit Senter, died on June 26 and was honored at a memorial on July 12 at a crowded First Unitarian Universalist Church where they recounted her "many contributions to humanity of this monumental lifetime of social justice, activism, caring, compassion, thoughtfulness, and generosity."

 Her friend, co-sponsor of the monthly Gillespie Community Breakfast, also a  friend of NOSHA, Brad Ott, in his testimonial for Kit said loudly and clearly "she was an atheist and proud of it." 

She will be missed.
Harry Greenberger, friend of Kit 

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2013 "Hope After Faith" Book Signing
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2013 "Hope After Faith" Book Signing
Rose at "Hope After Faith" Book Signing with Jerry DeWitt and Ethan Brown