Leicester Secular Society Events

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Sunday, 24 November 2019
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  160th Anniversary of Darwin's Origin (for info)
In his book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection", Charles Darwin's Theory Of Evolution was published for all to read by John Murray on this day (24 November) in 1859. Peter Frost writes about its impact and the continuing promotion of creationism: https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/creationist-nonsense-still-alive-after-160-years One branch of creationism is ID - "Intelligent Design" - or "The Undeniable Truth" as some authors would have it (e.g. here: https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/the-state-of-darwinism-at-the-160th-anniversary-of-the-origin-of-species) Darwin himself recognised that he had no way of knowing the mechanism by which offspring could be almost identical to their parents but with small often inheritable variations. But you could say that he predicted the need for the knowledge encapsulated in the science we now call "genetics". You can read "The Origin" and many others of Darwin's works online or download them. One source is Project Gutenberg whose volunteers would appreciate any support you can give them: Darwin's works: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=darwin Donate: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Project_Gutenberg_Needs_Your_Donation

18:00 Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event[18:30] LSS: Ned Newitt - Leicester's Fight Agains Racism
Leicester’s Fight Agains Racism Ned Newitt This talk outlines the development of the movement against racism in Leicester during the 1960s & 1970s. It includes the protests against colour bars, the response to the arrival of the Ugandan refugees, and opposition to the ultra right hate mongers. During the 1970s, Ned was a member of the Leicester Community Relations Council, Inter-Racial Solidarity Campaign and Unity Against Racism. All welcome - admission free. Secular Hall is open from 6pm-9pm on most Sunday evenings. We collect food and toiletry items for asylum seekers – please try to donate if you are able.

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