by Greg Spearritt
Melbournites have a wealth of opportunities to reflect on religion, philosophy and meaning. David Miller sends information on meetings for the month of October…
AGNOSTICS GROUP ~ For those wishing to discuss the pros and cons of Agnosticism ~
Sunday 4th October 2015, 2.30pm to 5pm.
Dr Vidura Jayaratne will introduce and lead a discussion on:
"Science: Was Religion its Progenitor? The implications for Religion and Atheism".
Free. All are welcome. Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided.
Venue: Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. Melways Map 2G D2
Convenor: David Miller - firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel: 9467 2063
PHILOSOPHY FORUM - 12.30 to 2pm Sunday 4th October at the Unitarian Hall.
"Reductionism and Emergence".
Graeme Lindenmayer (eBook author, "Agnostic Perspectives") will introduce and lead the discussion.
Free. We are all invited. Info: Philosophy Forum Convenor - email@example.com
EXISTENTIALIST SOCIETY - www.existentialistmelbourne.org
Tuesday 6th October 2015, 8pm. Free public lecture at the Unitarian Hall.
"Just War Theory and the Principle of Proportionality: Two case studies: Israel and Vietnam".
Speaker: Catherine McDonald (Melbourne Philosopher).
Existentialist Meetup at 7pm - http://www.meetup.com/Existentialist-Society/events/225058548/
ATHEIST SOCIETY - www.vic.TheAtheist.net
Tuesday 13th October 2015, 8pm. - Free public lecture at the Unitarian Hall.
"Feminism and Atheism: A Scientific Perspective".
Speaker: Royston Wilding (Melbourne Atheist)
Atheist Meetups - http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Atheists/events/
SEA OF FAITH NETWORK IN AUSTRALIA (SoFiA)
~ Promoting the open exploration of religion, spirituality and meaning ~
Public Lecture: Thursday 15th October 2015, 7.30pm. ALL viewpoints welcome.
"Platonic Zen: An experimental way to find God".
Speaker: Dr Nicholas Coleman (School of Spiritual Studies).
Carlton Library's Meeting Room, 667 Rathdowne Street (corner Newry Street) North Carlton.
VIC SKEPTICS - www.vicskeptics.wordpress.com/events
Skeptics Cafe: Monday 19th October 2015. Drinks, meals, 6pm - Presentation, 8pm.
"More Scientists Behaving Badly".
Speaker: Dr David Vaux (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street, Carlton
CENTRAL VICTORIAN ATHEISTS AND FREETHINKERS GATHERING - www.meetup.com/CVAF_Gathering
Wednesday 21st October 2015. Drinks, meals, chat: 6:30 pm - Presentation: 7:30 pm.
"The Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson
- in conversation with Ian Robinson (CVAF)".
The Albion Hotel, 41 Mollison Street, Kyneton
HUMANIST SOCIETY OF VICTORIA (HSV) - http://vichumanist.org.au/public-lectures/
Monthly Public Lecture: Thursday 22nd October 2015, 8pm.
"The Artificial Intelligence Debate".
Speaker: Carl Mahoney (HSV)
Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Road.
SECULARISM IN THE MODERN WORLD - Conference - Saturday 31st October 2015.
9am to 4pm. at the Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne.