Meet Author Leong Ying ~ "From Newton, Einstein, to GOD"
- When: Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
- Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA view map
From Newton, Einstein to GOD is a poetic memoir that follows the amazing life of Leong Ying, beginning with his birth into poverty in 1961 in the former British colony of Singapore
As a child with prophetic abilities and a penchant for daydreaming, Ying turns away from his spirituality and toward the logic of science, ultimately earning a graduate degree in nuclear physics. Shortly thereafter, Ying immigrates to the United States and, for a time, chases what he sees as the declining American dream.
Through his unique writing style, Ying's philosophy and ideas come vividly to life. Interspersed with photographs from the author's youth and adulthood, the book is a unique dance between words and images that will inspire and enlighten.
"Cosmic Coffee" -- Guests are encouraged to grab a coffee at Still Perkin' before or after the event.
Parade with the Mystic Krewe of the Evangelical Pastafarians
- When: Saturday, February 07, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
- Mimi's In The Marigny, 2601 Royal St., New Orleans, LA view map
Fire up your creative meatballs and join the krewe!
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus proudly announces the theme for their 2015 Mardi Gras Parade: “The Cult of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee!"
You will need to be a 2015 member of NOSHA and become a member of Chewbacchus by the time we roll. Think of your best noodly appendage costume: space pirates, pasta strainer helmets, skeletal fish or any combination of the above. The sky really is the limit, so add to our zaniness!
Also, this is DIY parade so you'll want to start thinking about your throws. Ramen noodle packages were a hit, practical and at the same time edible. Pasta necklaces were also fun and lightweight. We'll set a meeting sometime in December to put together all of our best ideas from last February.
Darwin Day 2015
- When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
- Dinwiddie Hall, Room 103, Tulane University - Uptown Campus, New Orleans, LA view map
NOSHA has partnered with the Tulane Anthropology Department this year to have speakers and offer camaraderie for the many people who enjoy celebrating Darwin Day every year. Here is the list of program speakers and their topics to date:
• Steven P. Darwin, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Darwin, Invasive Species, and Intelligent Design
• Marc U. Zender, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Tulane. How Things Change: A Darwinian View of Language, Writing, and Culture
• Jim Dugan, Adjunct Instructor in Anthropology. Evolution in Textbooks for Christian Schools
Also scheduled will be excerpts from selected creationist videos.
This Event is Free and Open to the Public