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Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Solicitation for Speakers
The Next Open Date is
or any subsequent Saturday in the coming year
To Disquiet the Minds of the People
Celebrating Meeting # 3,333 on July 11th.
Established Feb. 28, 2009
Weekly Free Speech Forum
College of Complexes
The Playground for People Who Think
Statement on Free Speech
Our constitution and laws encourage the freest possible exchange of opinions, ideas, and information. In part, that recognizes our worth and dignity as human beings. To forbid us to speak our minds demeans us and makes us more like slaves or robots than citizens of a free country. But as important as freedom of expression is for us as individuals, it is perhaps more important to society at large.
1. Presentation by Guest Speaker
2. Questions and Answers
3. Remarks and Rebuttals
(5 minutes each / infamous)
All meeting are open to the public. No reservations are required. The college maintains no memberhsip, and is operated on a volunteer basis.
If you would like to speak, or simply would like more information about the College of Complexes, contact the Program Coordinators
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September 15th Meeting # 428
Ethical Issues in Genetic Medicine
Fred Grinnell, Ph.D., Robert McLemore Professor of Medical Science, Department of Cell Biology, Ethics in Science and Medicine Program, UT Southwestern, will discuss how genetics changes the practice of medicine; the challenge of genetics to human research ethics, especially involving embryos; and the historical context of eugenics. He will argue and conclude that in the larger scheme of predictive genetic medicine, we are not our genes!
May 26th Meeting # 414
On the Future of the Latino Vote Being Now1
Robert Chavez, President, Proud2BTejano-DFW, will discuss how in the last National Elections, the Latino vote has been seen to make a difference in all major campaigns, not just local and State elections. He will show how major metropolitan areas have had huge increases that have lead Texas in population growth which far exceeds prognosticators' projections. Robert concludes and argues succinctly that in all, the future of the Latino Vote is Now!
June 2nd Meeting # 415
Contact the Program Coordinator if you would like to speak: Tom Berry firstname.lastname@example.org (214) 738-3386 (cell)
June 9th Meeting # 416
Muslims have a Rightful Place and a
Valuable Role to Play in America
Hadi Jawad, Activist, Dallas Peace and Justice Center, will discuss how as one of mankind’s great religions, Islam, has provided spiritual guidance and nourishment to hundreds of millions of adherents for two millennia. Over the centuries Muslim societies have made indispensable contributions in the arts and literature, physical, natural and theoretical sciences, and medicine. He will argue that western societies have been apprehensive and even openly hostile towards Islam and Muslims in the Trump era. Hadi points out that fear of Islam and hatred of Muslims has reached new lows, He raises the Question”: “Is a ‘clash of civilizations’ inevitable, or can an honest discussion of shared values, hopes, and aspirations lead to respect and understanding?” Hadi is confident, and will demonstrate that not only is that possible, but urgently needed in our turbulent and challenging time.