Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Humanism and Its Aspirations
Monday, October 2, 2023, 7:00PM
Join us for our monthly Social Dinner, and discuss a wide range of topics with like-minded people.
For more information, see http://www.cthumanist.org
We’ll be returning to the Turkish Kebab House in West Haven, which is now open on Mondays again.
Sunday, October 22, 2023, 7:00PM
All members of the Humanist Association of Connecticut are welcome to attend. If you have something to bring to the board or wish …
"Sickening" by Dr. John Abramson
Saturday, October 21, 2023, 2:30PM
Our book for October is Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It by John Abramson, M.D.
John Cappadona, M.D., a retired general practitioner and activist for medical reform, will be moderating the discussion.
From Amazon: The United States spends an excess $1.5 trillion annually on health care compared to other wealthy countries – yet the amount of time that Americans live in good health ranks a lowly 68th in the world. At the heart of the problem is Big Pharma, which funds most clinical trials and therefore controls the research agenda, withholds the real data from those trials as corporate secrets, and shapes most of the information relied upon by health care professionals. In this no-holds-barred exposé, Dr. John Abramson combines patient stories with what he learned during many years of serving as an expert in national drug litigation to reveal the tangled web of financial interests at the heart of the dysfunction in our health-care system…Sickening shines a light on the dark underbelly of American health care – and presents a path toward genuine reform. “A crash course in the profit-driven systems built by Big Pharma that dominate the U.S. health care industry and how they can cause undue suffering…. Sickening is written in tempered language backed up by hard data and historical examples to illustrate Big Pharma’s enrichment strategies.” – Undark Magazine
"An Immense World" by Ed Yong
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 2:30PM
Our book for November is An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by science journalist Ed…
"Accidental Gods" by Anna Della Subin
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 2:30PM
Our book for December is Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine by Anna Della Subin.
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Titles selected for our book discussions can be found in most local libraries or ordered from bookstores such as Barnes and Noble.