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December 2019

Dec
13

Drinking Skeptically Meeting

Friday, December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Rohall’s Corner, 540 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207 US

Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical thinkers, and other like-minded individuals. It provides an opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. We start each event with a kick-off topic to get the conversation rolling, and then discuss whatever else is on our minds. This Month: The War on Christmas…

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Dec
17

SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as members in any SOS group. For more information contact Eric Chinchon at 716-636-4869 ext. 318 or echinchon@centerforinquiry.net.

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Dec
20

Winter Solstice Celebration

Friday, December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
Free

Celebrate the season secularly! The CFI Western New York Winter Solstice Celebration is free for all—CFI members, non-members, and students. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome, including children. Dinner begins at 6:30 PM with free tours of the CFI library and facility offered starting at 5:30 PM. The event will be catered, and we ask that everyone bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please be sure to RSVP by Monday, December 16 at noon so we have an…

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Dec
24

SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, December 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as members in any SOS group. For more information contact Eric Chinchon at 716-636-4869 ext. 318 or echinchon@centerforinquiry.net.

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Dec
31

SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, December 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228 US

SOS is a secular recovery group dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. All those who seek sobriety are welcome as members in any SOS group. For more information contact Eric Chinchon at 716-636-4869 ext. 318 or echinchon@centerforinquiry.net.

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May 6, 2019

Phil Stephens joined us for the second in his series of two lectures on magical thinking and witchcraft in anthropology. Both talks were well-attended, and drew lively Q&A discussions with the audience. As usual, members met up at coffee shops throughout the month of April for Cafe Inquiry discussion events at various locations. (Cafe Inquiry …

March Wrap-Up: Magical Thinking

April 2, 2019

Retired UB anthropology professor Phillips Stevens was our speaker for March and April. On March 29, he gave a lecture titled “Magical Thinking: Inherently Human” to an audience of about 70 people. We were glad to welcome our neighbors from the Atheist Community of Rochester to the center, and enjoyed having drinks and snacks with …

February Wrap-Up: Evolution for Educators

March 18, 2019

Bertha Vazquez, Director of CFI’s Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES), generously agreed to travel to Buffalo from Florida (in March!) to give a teaching workshop and lecture at headquarters. Bertha’s talk coincided with CFI WNY’s celebration of Darwin Day, an annual recognition of Darwin’s birthday on February 12, 2019. You can view Bertha’s entire …