Noam Chomsky at SaddleBrooke Freethinkers Meeting

Professor Noam Chomsky and John Paul Jones, Dean of the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, speak at the February 23, 2020 meeting of SaddleBrooke Freethinkers.

Professor Noam Chomsky and John Paul Jones, Dean of the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, speak at the February 23, 2020 meeting of SaddleBrooke Freethinkers.

Barbara Starrett

The SaddleBrooke Freethinkers group was honored to have Noam Chomsky speak at their meeting on Feb. 23, 2020. Professor Chomsky was introduced by John Paul Jones, Dean of the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Some of the topics covered were the atomic clock, environmental risks, and what is happening to democracy.

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called “the father of modern linguistics,” Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor at the University of Arizona, and is the author of more than 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media.

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers provides a forum for the search for truth and meaning in understanding and solving human problems by applying science and reason. We strive to achieve these goals through meetings, lectures, and discussions.

Freethinkers meetings are held monthly at the MountainView Ballroom on Sunday mornings with coffee social starting at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. For dates and subjects go to our website: SBFreethinkers.wordpress.com.

You can become a member of the SaddleBrooke Freethinkers for $15 per calendar year. This fee includes all lectures and other Freethinkers events, like the book club and social events. Lecture program runs Jan.-April and Oct.-Dec. Lectures are open to all SaddleBrooke residents and their guests, as space is available. Non-members are encouraged to make a $2 donation to defray costs. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations for the Tri-Community Food Bank.

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