IN PERSON — Our guest author, Fazale ‘Fuz’ Rana, is president and CEO of Reasons to Believe. He earned a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Ohio University. He will be taking your questions and discussing his book, Humans 2.0, exploring the controversial Transhumanism movement.
RSVP: We are meeting by Zoom only on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7pm (Central). Please RSVP here: Facebook Event Page.
How to Join the Zoom Meeting: To attend the book club live via Zoom, just click www.watchman.org/Zoom on Thursday evening, February 2 at 7pm (Central). Feel free to listen to the conversation or join in with your questions.
BOOK: Our February book, Humans 5.0 (RTB Press, June 30, 2019), is available in Paperback, Kindle and Audible formats. We also are providing two free YouTube video alternatives for those of us who do not have time to finish reading the book.
- Paperback (338-pages, $20): Paperback
- Kindle ($10): Digital Book
- Audible ($11): Audio Book
- YouTube Alternative – Humans 2.0, by Fuz Rana – a lecture with Q&A given in 2019 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (73-minutes): https://youtu.be/ZmQDSZgPO9M
LAST MONTH’S GUEST AUTHOR
Dr. Julian Baggini co-founded The Philosophers’ Magazine with Jeremy Stangroom. In 1999 he was a founder of the Humanist Philosophers’ Group, then part of the British Humanists Association. He is also a patron of Humanists UK. In 2009 Baggini was philosopher-in-residence at Wellington College, a public school in Berkshire. Baggini is a regular columnist for The Guardian newspaper, Prospect magazine, Financial Times and a columnist and book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal. He has also written for New Humanist magazine, The Week, New Statesman, New York Times and Literary Review.
He speaks regularly at conferences and schools and has frequently spoken out about living without religion, against the teaching in schools of creationism, a loss of reason, which he asserts is “an enemy of mystery and ambiguity,”and the benefits of secular education. His 2018 book, How The World Thinks: A Global History Of Philosophy, received a warm critical reception, with The Scotsman describing it as “ingenious and open-hearted” and the Financial Times a “bold, fascinating book”. In 2019 Baggini was named academic director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Baggini).