Vikram Singh, graduate research assistant in Astro-Physics at UT, will discuss Black Holes.
"The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate", by Peter Wohlleben.
RET member Ralph Isler will present a talk on “The Desperate Need To Believe”. Christian apologists make use of several evidentiary and non-evidentiary arguments for the existence a god. None of these is compelling; the reasons for their failures will be discussed.
Our topic will be "Current Events." If there are any current events that you would like to discuss, please bring them with you. Otherwise we will discuss 4 - 5 recent happenings and how they affect our day-to-day lives.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
Angela Allred of the Knox County Health Department will discuss Emergency Preparedness.
"Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?" by Frans B. M. de Waal
"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert
"Mind : a journey to the heart of being human" by Daniel J. Siegel
"A Colony in a Nation" by Chris Hayes
"I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life" by Ed Yong
"Unapologetic: Why Philosophy of Religion Must End" by John Loftus
"A planet of viruses" by Carl Zimmer
"Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center" by Henry Mintzberg