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    • 08/08/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
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    RET Skeptic Book Club

    Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 pm

    August 8, 2021    Sunday         4:00 – 6:00 pm                    

    Video conference meeting using zoom

    Folly of Fools    

    by Robert Trivers  

    Whether it’s in a cockpit at takeoff or the planning of an offensive war, a romantic relationship or a dispute at the office, there are many opportunities to lie and self-deceive—but deceit and self-deception carry the costs of being alienated from reality and can lead to disaster. So why does deception play such a prominent role in our everyday lives? In short, why do we deceive?  In his bold new work, prominent biological theorist Robert Trivers unflinchingly argues that self-deception evolved in the service of deceit—the better to fool others. We do it for biological reasons—in order to help us survive and procreate. From viruses mimicking host behavior to humans misremembering (sometimes intentionally) the details of a quarrel, science has proven that the deceptive one can always outwit the masses. But we undertake this deception at our own peril.  Trivers has written an ambitious investigation into the evolutionary logic of lying and the costs of leaving it unchecked.  416 pages.

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    • 08/15/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

    TBA


    Aleta Ledendecker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


    Topic: Third Sunday Meeting

    Time: Aug 15, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Past events

08/01/2021 August First Sunday, Zoom Meeting
07/25/2021 July Reflections via ZOOM
07/18/2021 Third Sunday
07/11/2021 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
06/27/2021 June Reflections
06/20/2021 June Third Sunday
06/13/2021 June Book Club
06/06/2021 First Sunday
05/23/2021 Reflections via ZOOM
05/16/2021 Third Sunday Zoom Meeting
05/09/2021 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
05/02/2021 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
04/25/2021 Reflections via ZOOM
04/18/2021 Third Sunday Zoom Meeting
04/11/2021 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
04/04/2021 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
03/28/2021 Reflections via ZOOM
03/21/2021 Dan Barker on March's Third Sunday
03/14/2021 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
03/07/2021 March First Sunday
02/28/2021 Reflections via ZOOM
02/21/2021 February Third Sunday
02/14/2021 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
02/07/2021 Annual Membership Business Meeting
01/24/2021 Reflections via ZOOM
01/17/2021 Third Sunday Zoom Meeting
01/10/2021 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
01/09/2021 Adopt-a-Highway
01/03/2021 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
12/19/2020 Winter Solstice Party Via Zoom
12/13/2020 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
12/06/2020 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
11/29/2020 (copy) RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
11/22/2020 Reflections via ZOOM
11/15/2020 Third Sunday Zoom Meeting
11/08/2020 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
11/07/2020 Adopt-a-Highway
11/01/2020 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
10/25/2020 Reflections via ZOOM
10/18/2020 Third Sunday Zoom Meeting
10/11/2020 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
10/04/2020 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
09/27/2020 Reflections via ZOOM
09/20/2020 Third Sunday Zoom Meeting
09/13/2020 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
09/06/2020 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
08/23/2020 Reflections via ZOOM
08/16/2020 Third Sunday Zoom Meeting
08/09/2020 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
08/02/2020 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
07/26/2020 Reflections via ZOOM
07/19/2020 Third Sunday Zoom Meeting
07/12/2020 RET Skeptics Book Club Sunday Meeting via Zoom
07/05/2020 First Sunday Zoom Meeting
06/21/2020 Third Sunday Meeting via Zoom
04/19/2020 Annual Public Lecture -- cancelled
04/04/2020 Adopt-a-Highway - Cancelled
03/22/2020 Reflections -- Cancelled
03/15/2020 Third Sunday Meeting - Cancelled
03/01/2020 First Sunday Discussion
02/27/2020 Blount County Social Event
02/23/2020 Fourth Sunday - Special Speaker, Dave Warnock
02/16/2020 Reflections (Different DATE and LOCATION)
02/09/2020 Skeptic Book Club
02/02/2020 Annual Membership Meeting
01/26/2020 Reflections: Discussion and Pot Luck
01/19/2020 Third Sunday Meeting
01/12/2020 Skeptic Book Club
01/11/2020 Adopt-A-Highway
01/05/2020 First Sunday Meeting
12/15/2019 Third Sunday
12/08/2019 Skeptic Book Club
12/01/2019 First Sunday
11/17/2019 Third Sunday
11/10/2019 Skeptic Book Club
11/03/2019 First Sunday
10/27/2019 Reflections: Discussion and Pot Luck
10/20/2019 Third Sunday
10/13/2019 Skeptic Book Club
10/12/2019 Adopt-A-Highway
10/06/2019 First Sunday
09/22/2019 Reflections: Discussion and Pot Luck
09/15/2019 Third Sunday Presentation
09/08/2019 Skeptic Book Club
09/01/2019 First Sunday Presentation
08/25/2019 Reflections: Discussion and Pot Luck
08/18/2019 Third Sunday Meeting
08/11/2019 Skeptic Book Club
08/04/2019 First Sunday Meeting
07/28/2019 Reflections: Discussion and Pot Luck
07/21/2019 Third Sunday Meeting
07/21/2019 Third Sunday Meeting
07/14/2019 Skeptic Book Club
07/13/2019 Adopt a Highway
07/07/2019 First Sunday Meeting
06/23/2019 Reflections: Discussion and Pot Luck
06/16/2019 NO THIRD SUNDAY MEETING
06/09/2019 Skeptic Book Club
06/02/2019 First Sunday Meeting
05/19/2019 Annual Free Public Lecture
05/12/2019 Skeptic Book Club
05/05/2019 First Sunday Roundtable
04/28/2019 Reflections: Discussion and Pot Luck
04/21/2019 Third Sunday Roundtable
04/14/2019 Skeptic Book Club
04/13/2019 Adopt-a-Highway
04/07/2019 First Sunday Meeting
03/24/2019 Reflections
03/17/2019 Third Sunday Meeting
03/10/2019 Skeptic Book Club
03/03/2019 First Sunday Meeting
02/17/2019 Third Sunday Meeting
02/10/2019 Skeptic Book Club
02/03/2019 First Sunday Meeting
01/20/2019 Third Sunday Meeting
01/13/2019 Skeptic Book Club
01/12/2019 Adopt-a-Highway
01/06/2019 First Sunday Meeting
01/06/2019 Board of Directors meeting
12/16/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
12/09/2018 Skeptic Book Club
12/02/2018 First Sunday Roundtable
11/25/2018 Reflections
11/18/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
11/11/2018 Skeptic Book Club
11/11/2018 Board of Directors meeting
11/04/2018 First Sunday Meeting
10/28/2018 Reflections
10/21/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
10/14/2018 Skeptic Book Club
10/13/2018 Adopt-a-Highway
10/07/2018 First Sunday Meeting
09/16/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
09/02/2018 RET First Sunday Meeting
08/19/2018 Trip to Gray Fossil Site and Museum, 1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray, Tennessee 37615
08/12/2018 Skeptic Book Club
08/05/2018 First Sunday Meeting
07/15/2018 Online Security and Privacy
07/08/2018 Skeptic Book Club
07/07/2018 Adopt-a-Highway
07/01/2018 NO RET First Sunday July 1
06/17/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
06/16/2018 Annual Summer Solstice Celebration
06/10/2018 Skeptic Book Club
06/03/2018 RET First Sunday
05/20/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
05/13/2018 Skeptic Book Club
05/06/2018 First Sunday Roundatable
05/03/2018 Annual Day of Reason Cook Out
04/29/2018 Annual Public Speaker
04/22/2018 Reflections—Discussion and Pot Luck
04/15/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
04/08/2018 Skeptic Book Club
04/07/2018 Adopt A Highway on Pellissippi
04/01/2018 First Sunday Roundtable
03/25/2018 Reflections - Are our smart phones psychologically ruining us?
03/18/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
03/11/2018 Skeptic Book Club
03/04/2018 First Sunday Meeting
02/25/2018 RET Reflections
02/18/2018 Third Sunday Meetinfg
02/11/2018 Skeptic Book Club
02/04/2018 Annual Membership Meeting
01/28/2018 RET Reflections
01/21/2018 Third Sunday Meeting
01/14/2018 Skeptic Book Club
01/13/2018 Trash Pickup on Pellissippi
01/07/2018 First Sunday Meeting
12/17/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
12/10/2017 Skeptic Book Club
12/03/2017 First Sunday Meeting
11/19/2017 RET Third Sunday Meeting
11/12/2017 Skeptic Book Club
11/05/2017 First Sunday Meeting
10/15/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
10/08/2017 Skeptic Book Club
10/07/2017 Trash pick-up on Pellissippi
10/01/2017 First Sunday Meeting
09/17/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
09/10/2017 Skeptic Book Club
09/03/2017 First Sunday Meeting
08/20/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
08/13/2017 Skeptic Book Club
08/06/2017 First Sunday Meeting
07/16/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
07/09/2017 Skeptic Book Club
07/08/2017 Trash pick-up on Pellissippi
06/18/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
06/11/2017 Skeptic Book Club
06/04/2017 First Sunday Meeting
05/21/2017 Third Sunday Meeting in May
05/14/2017 Skeptic Book Club
05/07/2017 First Sunday Presentation
05/04/2017 Day of Reason Cookout
04/30/2017 Annual Public Lecture - Hemant Mehta
04/23/2017 Reflections
04/16/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
04/09/2017 Skeptic Book Club
04/02/2017 First Sunday Presentation
04/01/2017 Trash pick-up on Pellissippi
03/26/2017 Reflections
03/19/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
03/12/2017 The Skeptic Book Club
03/05/2017 First Sunday "Genes, Environment and Fate: The Origins of Human DIfferences"
02/26/2017 Reflections
02/19/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
02/12/2017 Skeptic Book Club
02/05/2017 Annual Business Meeting
01/22/2017 Reflections
01/15/2017 Third Sunday Meeting
01/14/2017 Trash Pick Up on Pellissippi
01/08/2017 Skeptic Book Club
12/18/2016 RET Third Sunday Meeting in December
12/11/2016 Skeptic Book Club
12/04/2016 First Sunday Meeting
11/27/2016 Reflections
11/20/2016 Third Sunday Meeting
11/13/2016 Skeptic Book Club for November
11/06/2016 First Sunday
10/16/2016 RET Third Sunday Meeting
10/09/2016 Skeptic Book Club
10/08/2016 Trash Pickup on Pellissippi
10/02/2016 First Sunday: "Shifting Context: How Innocuous Legislation Becomes Controversial, Without Changing a Word"
09/18/2016 Third Sunday Meeting
09/11/2016 Skeptic Book Club
09/03/2016 Smoky Mountain Freethought Advance
08/28/2016 Reflections
08/21/2016 Third Sunday Meeting
08/14/2016 Skeptic Book Club
08/07/2016 First Sunday
07/24/2016 RET Reflections
07/23/2016 RET Highway Clean-Up
07/17/2016 Third Sunday Roundtable
07/10/2016 Skeptic Book Club
07/03/2016 First Sunday Meeting
06/26/2016 RET Reflections
06/19/2016 Third Sunday Meeting
06/12/2016 Skeptic Book Club
06/05/2016 First Sunday Meeting
05/15/2016 RET Annual Public Meeting
05/08/2016 Skeptic Book Club
05/05/2016 Bible Belt National Day of Reason Picnic
05/01/2016 First Sunday Meeting
04/24/2016 RET Reflections
04/23/2016 Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup
04/17/2016 Third Sunday Meeting
04/10/2016 Skeptic Book Club
04/03/2016 First Sunday Meeting
03/20/2016 Third Sunday Meting
03/13/2016 Skeptic Book Club
03/06/2016 First Sunday Meeting
02/21/2016 Third Sunday Meeting
02/16/2016 Free Thought Forum Community TV
02/14/2016 Free Thought Radio Hour
02/14/2016 Skeptic Book Club
01/24/2016 Reflections
01/23/2016 Free Thought Radio
01/21/2016 Free Thought Radio
01/17/2016 Third Sunday Meeting
01/16/2016 Adopt A Highway clean up
01/10/2016 Skeptic Book Club
01/03/2016 First Sunday Meeting
12/20/2015 Third Sunday Meeting
12/13/2015 Free Thought Radio Hour
12/13/2015 Skeptic Book Club
12/06/2015 First Sunday Meeting
11/22/2015 Reflections
11/15/2015 RET Third Sunday Meeting
11/08/2015 Skeptic Book Club for November
11/01/2015 First Sunday - Movie
10/24/2015 Adopt A Highway Trash Pickup
10/18/2015 Third Sunday Meeting
10/13/2015 Shelley Segal Concert
10/11/2015 Skeptic Book Club for October
10/04/2015 First Sunday Meeting
09/24/2015 Autumnal Equinox Picnic
09/20/2015 Third Sunday Meeting
09/13/2015 Skeptic Book Club for September
09/06/2015 First Sunday Meeting
08/16/2015 Third Sunday Meeting
08/09/2015 Skeptic Book Club for August
07/03/2015 Smoky Mountain Advance
05/17/2015 Third Sunday Meeting
11/15/2014 The Demography of Unbelief
10/31/2014 Halloween Luncheon
10/19/2014 3rd Sunday Meeting
09/30/2014 Freethought Forum on Community TV of Knoxville
09/23/2014 Freethought Forum on Community TV of Knoxville
09/21/2014 3rd Sunday Meeting
09/16/2014 Freethought Forum on Community TV of Knoxville
09/14/2014 Skeptic Book Club
09/14/2014 Skeptic Book Club
09/09/2014 Freethought Forum on Community TV of Knoxville
09/07/2014 First Sunday Meeting
09/02/2014 Freethought Forum on Community TV of Knoxville
08/26/2014 Freethought Forum on Community TV of Knoxville

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