Archive for November, 2009

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

Bell Museum Exhibit
Through May 9, 2010
Grocery lists and dining tables of people around the globe captured in fascinating photos and hands-on displays that explore issues of food in the 21st century.

Low-Dose Desensitization to Allergens

On a hunch my mother came out into the hallway and found me, faced into a corner and munching away at the remainder of the toast. It was a heavenly meal, forbidden toast. Of course, Mom was angry at first but then burst out laughing at how cute it was for a five-year-old to be hurriedly munching a piece of toast knowing that it was something he wasn’t supposed to do. Toast, forbidden. How absurd.

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American Humanist Association President to Speak in TC

Sunday November 15, 2:00pm Minnesota Atheists Monthly Meeting- AHA President
Ridgedale Library 12601 Ridgedale Dr Hopkins, MN
“What Today’s Atheists and Humanists Can Learn from John Dewey” presented by David Noise, president of the American Humanist Association (AHA).
1:00-1:15pm – Social Time
1:15-1:45pm – Business Meeting
2:00-3:30pm – Presentation
4:00pm – Dinner at Chinese Wanderer’s Garden Buffet

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Cafe Scientifique: Feeding Africa

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 7 p.m.
Feeding Africa
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
Tickets $5 – $12

Hear agronomy and plant genetics professor Paul Porter’s personal tales and observations about his bike trek through Africa.

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Discuss Men who Stare at Goats

Saturday November 14, 1:00pm Minnesota Atheists Little Canada Book Club
Caribou Coffee 3354 Rice Street Little Canada MN
This month’s book: “The Men Who Stare at Goats” by Jon Ronson

Upcoming Events

From the Minnesota Atheists newsletter:

Saturday November 7, 7:00pm Celebration Party
Loose Moose Saloon and Conference Center 119 South Front Street Mankato MN
Come on out to help Crystal and Victor celebrate their secular wedding at an informal party!

Sunday November 8, 10:00am-12:00pm St. Paul Critical Thinking Club
Kelly Inn off Marion Street, St. Paul
This club meets the 2nd Sunday of every month.
Breakfast and Presentation: $10.00 Presentation Only: $3.00
This month’s topic: “Atmospheric Physics” presented by Mark Hugo.

Sunday November 8, 6:00pm-7:00pm Atheist/Agnostic Alcoholics Anonymous
Men’s Center, 3249 Hennepin Avenue South Suite # 55, Minneapolis
This event takes place every Sunday at 6:00pm. Location in Men’s Center basement. Open to all genders. For more information, please contact

Monday November 9, 5:00pm-6:30pm Atheists for Human Rights Happy Hour
Ol’ Mexico restaurant, on Lexington Ave., two blocks north of Larpenteur, Roseville, MN.
This event takes place every Monday. Tables on terrace level by fireplace. Schedule may change, so new attendees should call Paul Craven at 763-788-8918

Monday November 9, 5:00pm-7:00pm Davanni’s Dinner Social
2312 West 66th Street Richfield 55423
Dinner social takes place every 2nd and 4th Monday. For more information call Bob or Marilyn Neinkerk at 612-866-6200

Monday November 9, 7:00pm Stillwater Critical Thinking Club
Family Means Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave Stillwater MN
This club meets the 2nd Monday of every month.

Thursday November 12, 5:00pm Minneapolis Skeptics Drinking Skeptically
Common Roots Cafe 2558 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis
Private room called “The Common Room” in the back is reserved.

Democrats Sweep Tuesday Election

The press, not satisfied with a story going the same way for more than a few months, is touting the New Jersey and Virgina Republican gains as a “backlash” or a shift in momentum in the direction of the Republicans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Which, unfortunately, does not stop it from being a story.

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Please help us honor our fearless leader, and other matters

I just want you to know that our fearless leader, Editor Stephanie Zvan, is as I write this checking in to the local hospital where they will shortly knock her out and perform surgery on her. You already know about the gist of what is going on.

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Thank You So Much

However, while people try to hide their guilt with denial, we also have a tendency to hide our complacency or even our ambiguity when we think we should be grateful but are not. If you have ever gotten a Christmas gift from a friend that was not what you wanted or needed, and sported an enthusiastic grin while putting on that knitted sweater, then you understand what I mean.

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