Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Scott Wakefield

11 a.m., October 24, 2021

At this Sunday’s Humanist Forum, Scott Wakefield will discuss and take questions about the “Psychology of Conspiracy Theories”. This is a talk that he gave to the Mountain View Unitarian-Universalist Church recently.

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Psychology of Conspiracy Theories – Scott Wakefield from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo
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Inalienable: The Rights Way to Meet Population Challenges on a Crowded Planet

John Seager

11 a.m., September 19, 2021

You’re invited to a Zoom presentation by John Seager, Population Connection’s President & CEO, entitled “Inalienable: The Rights Way to Meet Population Challenges on a Crowded Planet”, on the challenges of rapid population growth.

John will discuss the vital connections between population growth, social justice, environmental challenges, and women’s rights. World population is projected to reach 8 billion in just two years, and it’s crucial that we address the causes and negative impacts of rapid population growth on people and the planet.

Before joining Population Connection, John worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A veteran of 50+ political campaigns, John served as Chief of Staff for a former Congressman from Pennsylvania. John earned a BA in Political Science from Trinity College, Connecticut.

John has spoken on population, the environment, and women’s empowerment at colleges and universities and for progressive organizations across the US.

Founded in 1968 as Zero Population Growth (ZPG), Population Connection is the only national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources.

Please visit their website at www.populationconnection.org!

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314247393

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Inalienable: The ‘Rights’ Way to Meet Population Challenges on a Crowded Planet – John Seager from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo

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Private Family Foundations

Carl Dimailig

11 a.m., September 12, 2021

This Sunday, Marine Corps Veteran and retired chiropractor, Carl Dimailig, will discuss private family foundations.

A private family foundation is a type of private foundation set up by a family, funded with the family’s assets and often run by family members who can also participate in its charitable grant-making. It enables you to establish a philanthropic legacy, and it can also provide income tax and estate tax benefits.

Carl Dimailig helps individuals and families reduce their income tax liability by up to an additional 30%, protect & grow assets exempt from capital gains tax, and leave a lasting legacy for their heirs and the causes they care about.

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314247393

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Hope and Climate Action (rescheduled)

Abe Mazliach

11 a.m., August 8, 2021

Note: This Forum was initially scheduled for Sunday, August 1, 2021, but the speaker postponed the talk until Sunday, August 8, 2021.

At this Sunday’s Humanist Forum, Abe Mazliach will discuss “Hope and Climate Action”.

One of the surprising things about the climate crisis is that, despite all the gloom and doom, we could successfully tackle it – if we wanted to. And we wouldn’t have to go live in caves in so doing. In fact, lifestyles would be different; but the quality of our lives and our children’s lives could well be much better. But here’s the thing: we currently lack the necessary political will to act.

In his presentation, Abe will offer perspectives on recent prospects for national legislative action to stabilize the climate. Multiple carbon pricing bills have now been introduced in Congress. But any such legislation needs buy-in from the American people to get enacted and be politically sustainable long-term. Broad public support is the key driver of political will, and depends on what’s done with the revenue that is collected.

The heart of the presentation will be a facilitated discussion where the Humanist Community will weigh in on key policy choices on spending carbon pricing revenue. Their engagement in this participation-style presentation to be an upbeat, enlightening experience for everyone, focusing on climate solution possibilities instead of dwelling in climate gloom and doom.

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How we know what we know: Thermodynamics

Ron Garret

11 a.m., June 13, 2021

At this Sunday’s Humanist Forum, Ron Garret will discuss “How we know what we know: Thermodynamics”.

Ron Garret is a software engineer by trade. He is currently working on easy-to-use-cryptography software. He was a co-founder and CTO of Virgin Charter, and an early hire at Google. He was previously a rocket scientist. He also made a feature-length documentary about homelessness (graceofgodmovie.com). His blog can be found at blog.rongarret.info.

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314247393

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How we know what we know: Thermodynamics – Ron Garret from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.

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