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Central Colorado Humanists’ Sunday Science at the Scout Hut
July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first Sunday of every month, join the Central Colorado Humanists for Sunday Science.
About the Event
Come join the Central Colorado Humanists as they feature their own CCH members and friends in a variety of science-oriented talks and discussions. Sunday Science covers topics in all areas of science, hard and soft, from psychology to climate change, plant ecology to NASA space missions. It is also a great opportunity to meet fellow Humanists, make new friends, and learn about new ideas. All are welcome!
Sunday Science meets on the first Sunday of the month, from 10:00am to noon.
This Month’s Topic: “In Defense of Spiders”
Arachnids (especially spiders) trouble some people – those eight legs just seems to stir a fear reaction in some people. But Lathrop resident and spider expert Denny Radabaugh has the myth-busting, scientific, beneficial story on spiders to present.
“In Defense of Spiders,” is being presented by the Central Colorado Humanists at the Sunday Science program on July 1.
Please note that the Humanists Sunday Science program will now be held at the newly-renovated Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Avenue. The program will begin at 10 a.m.
Radabaugh will dispel some of the myths and cultural fears of spiders, where they originated and also speak to their beneficial role in the environment and to humans. Radabaugh is a Michigan native, with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Albion College and a Ph.D from Ohio State, with a focus on animal behavior. He taught a wide range of biology science courses over a 38-year career at Ohio Wesleyan University. His presentation will touch on spiders’ ubiquitous nature, species found in Chaffee County and Colorado, their evolutionary origins, their biology, their senses and spiders as predators in ecosystems.
The program is free and will include a question and answer session to follow. Central Colorado Humanists sponsors the Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Admission is free while donations to defer costs are always welcome, and light refreshments will be provided.
The Central Colorado Humanists promote Humanism, a rational philosophy informed by science, guided by reason, inspired by nature and art, and motivated by compassion.
CCH affirms the dignity of each human being and support the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. They advocate the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.