People are living longer, healthier, and happier lives. While our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Using the book Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker, we examine its stimulating material through a six-week study and discussion group. Each week a different class member prepares the class by sending background and questions from the book which will be the discussion topics for the following week. You must have the book for class. Limited enrollment.


John Horton, a graduate of The University of Texas Arlington, is a retired electrical engineer. He has conducted study and discussion groups for Oasis with Barrie Segal. He facilitates discussions based on the material and questions prepared by other people in the class. Lars Larson serves as the co-coordinator for this class.