July 2017

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"Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever" - Frank Stone, Presenter
That somewhat whimsical title heads a recent article by Tad Friend in The New Yorker exploring the latest work in the field of extending human lifespan or at least extending the number of healthy years a human can enjoy. We'll look at a bit of the work, which is fascinating and thought-provoking, but which also raises some serious ethical and philosophical questions. Part 1 of 2.

 
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"Earth Divine - Mysteries of Life on Planet Earth" - Robin Reichert, Presenter
Throughout her life, people have shared their experiences of the unexplainable with Robin. She will discuss some basics about mysticism and how faith, her own form of conversational prayer, and interconnection with the Divine have played out in her life, mixed with stories depicting her own mysterious happenings. Robin’s books and new CD "Mystic" are available for purchase.

 
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"Facing Shakespeare" - June Schlueter, Presenter
While we all recognize Shakespeare’s image in books or on T-shirts, no one knows for sure what he looked like. In this lecture/slide show, Shakespeare scholar and Lafayette English professor June Schlueter examines six portraits, an engraving, a funeral bust, and a death mask in search of the real Shakespeare. Her next book, due out in January, is on a previously unknown manuscript that was a source for Shakespeare's plays.

 
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"Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever" - Frank Stone, Presenter
That somewhat whimsical title heads a recent article by Tad Friend in The New Yorker exploring the latest work in the field of extending human lifespan or at least extending the number of healthy years a human can enjoy. We'll look at a bit of the work, which is fascinating and thought-provoking, but which also raises some serious ethical and philosophical questions. Part 2 of 2.

 
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"Universalism 1600-1860" - Cease Blocker, Presenter
We explore how both Unitarianism and Universalism evolve to our present-day creedal movement during the backdrop of Darwin's new theory of evolution, Civil War, Suffrage and Social Gospel. Julie Ward Howe, Clarence Skinner, Olympia Brown and others are noted as significant players. Part 4 of 6 DVD Series.

 

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