Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm at our usual meeting
place, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4225 N.W. 34th Street. Our program
is "What Does Physics Say About the Existence of God?" with the subtitle "Why Most
Physicists are Atheists".
The program will be presented by Rob Agnese, a member and Director of
Humanist Society of Gainesville. Rob is pursuing a PhD in physics at the
University of Florida. He will discuss our current understanding of the
universe as it pertains to the existence of the supernatural, focusing
specifically on a Judeo-Christian concept of God. Specifically, he will
address what science is able to tell us- now and ever, what quantum
physics does and does not say about the subatomic world, and the sheer
vastness of the universe and our place in it. He will also respond to
some of the pseudo-scientific arguments made by the religious to support
the existence of a powerful creator (the so called "fine-tuning" of the
universal physical constants for our existence, the second law of
thermodynamics refuting evolution on Earth, etc.) There will be
plenty of time for discussion and member input.
As usual we will be accepting donations (non-perishable food, cash, or
checks) for the Food4Kids Backpack program, a local charity that we support.
If you haven't already either joined or renewed your membership for 2013 there
will be membership applications available at the meeting. Hope to see you there.
Jim Sullivan, President
Humanist Society of Gainesville