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Celebrating Darwin's birthday

Dr Kevin Seymour

Halton Peel Humanist Community celebrated the anniversary Charles Darwin’s birth with  some 20 Humanist and freethinking atheists last week at Mississauga Central Library. On the subject of 'The Five Great Extinctions and Predicting a Sixth,' Dr. Kevin Seymour, of The Royal Ontario Museum paleontology department, led the group through 500 million years of fossil evidence for evolution and, occasional, extinctions of species in the history of earth.

Decorated with 'knowledge'

John JacksonKevinMany book covers focused on science and logical thinking like Charles Darwin by David C. King, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, Global Ethics by Rodrigue Trembley, Hitch-22, an autobiography by Christopher Hitchens, Humanism, An Introduction by Jim Herrick and Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen. The event aims to promote knowledge, education and scientific literacy. Halton-Peel Humanist Community promotes a secular society in which civic affairs are free from religious influence. The event was held on member Kevin Saldanha's property on Creditview Rd.

Young put to the test on national quiz show

Jim YoungJames Young believes in questioning existing notions, and now he’s preparing to be questioned himself. The soon-to-be 60 year old is the only Burlington resident invited to participate in the upcoming fourth annual TV show that pits people from across Canada in a game of smarts. Test The Nation: IQ is a quiz show being telecast this Sunday (Jan. 24) at 8 p. m. from the CBC’s studio in downtown Toronto.

Humanists celebrate the season

HP-HCMany people decorate trees this time of year, and the Halton Peel Humanist Community didn't want to be left out of the fun. The group, founded three years ago, hosted an event Monday night in which its members decorated a tree with covers from some of their favourite books read this past year.