Archive for January, 2008


Thank God For Evolution!, the book

January 25, 2008

Michael Dowd, author the the new book, “Thank God For Evolution!: How The Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World”, was featured at North America’s first Evolutionary Revival on 15 February 2008 at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego. The event also featured the high energy sounds of the Cosmic House Band, featuring Drew Massicott, Pete Thompson and Stu Anderson leading everyone in singing original songs by Keith Mesecher, and original works by Michael’s wife, science writer, Connie Barlow.  See,102/ at the Thank God For Evolution Website (main site is For Connie’s picture essay of the event see

If this book (endorsed by 5 Nobel laureates and 120 other luminaries)

doesn’t end the science vs. religion war, it’s certainly an important step

in the right direction. More, chapters 9-12 provide an inspiring and freeing

overview of “the human condition” and some of the most empowering

“self-help” and “healthy relationship” tools that you will find anywhere.


“Thank God for Evolution!: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will

Transform Your Life and Our World” can be downloaded for free (pdf) or

purchased inexpensively (hardcover) from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Cosmos Holds Nation’s 1st Evolutionary Revival

January 8, 2008
15 February 2008, (Friday), 7:00 PM, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
Join with Cosmos as one of North America’s greatest integrators of science and religion, the Reverend Michael Dowd, leads a celebratory, enlightening exploration of the stupendous blessing of being the universe in the form of the human, the cosmos in conscious self-awareness. The evolutionary revival is a participatory celebration to help us all tap into the deep well of joy, compassion and commitment inside us so we may live a life of evolutionary integrity, in harmony with the deep underlying patterns of evolution in earth and in the universe. Learn about the creative powers of the universe and how we humans can align with them to enter into mutually enhancing relationships with the other life forms that constitute the earth community. Discover the deep joy that comes from knowing how to fit into the greater world of all integral members. The evolutionary revival will draw on the revelations of sciences and the work of creative, religious thinkers and teachers from around the world. It will evoke love, joy, peace and awakening. Michael Dowd will share the great news of humanity’s role in this magnificent universe that is evolving toward greater complexity, consciousness and expanding circles of love, care, compassion and concern. The Cosmic House Band will lead songs with uplifting rhythms and lyrics.

Thank God For Evolution!, the week

January 8, 2008


The Reverend Michael Dowd and his wife, scientist Connie Barlow, will be in San Diego from the 15th through the 23rd of February and will be presenting at a number of Unitarian Universalist Churches. At First UU Church of San Diego the events are the Evolutionary Revival on the 15th as described above, preaching on Sunday at the 9:30 and the 11:30 services, and conducting a workshop from 10-4 on the 23rd. If you want to attend this the cost is $5, or $10 if you want lunch. The cost is just to cover some of our expenses putting it on. We need to know how many people will be there and especially how many will want lunch. You can let me know at  –  Keith   In addition: Connie will be preaching at Summit UU on the 15th; Michael and Connie will be doing a workshop at Chalice UU in Escondido on Saturday the 16th from 9-12 noon; they will be doing a program at San Dieguito Fellowship in Solana Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 19th from 7-9PM.