NOSHA Meet & Greet: What is Humanism?

  • When: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

NOSHA is branching out to our friends in Metairie and will hold a meet-and-greet session to enjoy the marvelous Jefferson Parish Library!

NOSHA board member Chris Baudot will present an educational PowerPoint presentation about Humanism, a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value of human beings, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence over established doctrine or faith.

 

NOLA Science Cafe - "14 Billion Years Since the Bang"

  • When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  • Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Daneel St., New Orleans, LA view map

Astrophysicists have estimated the universe's age to 13.82 billion years, but how? How do we know? Jason Talley will show us how astronomers measure the size and age of our universe at this month's NOLA Science Cafe.

Talley is the Director of the St. Charles Parish Library Planetarium. With over ten years of informal, science education experience, he has lectured on a wide range of space and earth science topics to audiences of all ages.

He has served in various informal educator programs such as NASA's Solar System Ambassadors and Earth Ambassadors. Talley believes we gain a better understanding of ourselves through learning about our cosmos and looking to the stars.

Join us! The purpose of science cafe is to make science fun and enhance science literacy for people of all ages.

 

Overcoming the Fear of Death

  • When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

Death is inevitable. But what is it?

There are four belief systems about death: 

• No belief in the afterlife

• Afraid of heaven or hell

• Looking forward to heaven

• Belief in past lives. 

This event will cover overcoming the fear of death through virtue and understanding, fear of the process of dying (pain and suffering), fear of punishment, near-death experiences, fear of eternity, solutions to overcoming the fear of death and all of its related fears. 

The speaker is Kelvin Chin, the executive director of Overcoming the Fear of Death Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people improve their quality of life through an approach that is grounded in understanding death. It is grounded in understanding death more clearly and aligning that understanding more accurately with each of the belief systems.

 

Screening - Godless in America: The Extraordinary Life of Madalyn Murray O'Hair

  • When: Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
  • Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA view map

The secular community has heard lots of discussion about the "new atheists" in recent years, but there was one "original" atheist who set the world on fire with her efforts to make non-believers a part of society. 

There are many accounts of Madalyn's life, with most having a Christian twist or edge of nastiness. This film is free from such bias in the story. We'll also have time for some discussion afterwards. If you don't know her, come in from the July heat and enjoy this short documentary!

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To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates. 

REMINDER: The gate will be locked, so you will need to press a button on the left side that will alert zoo security that you are attending the NOSHA meeting.

If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot. 

For more information about this event, please check our website atwww.nosha.info or contact charlotte@nosha.info 

All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.

 

Screening of Planet Earth

  • When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

NOSHA will present an episode of Planet Earth that describes a more naturalistic and science-based view of the human experience.

Planet Earth was a 2006 British television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. Five years in the making, it was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC and also the first to be filmed in high definition.

 

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NOSHA Events

Monthly Meeting

NOSHA's monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Audubon Zoo, Dominion Learning Center, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans at 4:00pm. For more information about this event, contact Charlotte Klasson at (504) 596-3006. All NOSHA meetings are open to the general public.

Happy Hour Meetups

Every month NOSHA organizes happy hour gatherings so everyone can have a chance to meet informally and get to know each other better.

Join our merry band of skeptics on the FIRST Wednesday and THIRD Tuesday of each month.

Contact Ricky Adams at ricky125@yahoo.com or 504-813-5276 for more info about our monthly happy hour events.

Upcoming Events

See The SE Louisiana Freethinkers & Nonbelievers Group at meetup.com for more information

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I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. - Stephen Hawking

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The Last Supper Dinner Club - 3rd Tuesday in July, 2013
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The Last Supper Dinner Club - 3rd Tuesday in July, 2013
At the Mellow Mushroom, 8227 Oak St., New Orleans, LA

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