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March 2019

Mar
25

Café Inquiry (City) discussion group

Monday, March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SPoT Coffee Hertel, 1406 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY US

Café Inquiry is a discussion group for those who love critical inquiry and friendly debates! Come join us to talk about religion, atheism, skepticism, culture, society, politics, and more. To find us look for our Cafe Inquiry table sign. The group currently meets three times a month, on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays, with three rotating locations. The schedule is as follows: 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South)SPoT Coffee Orchard Park (Upstairs); 6519 E Quaker St 2nd Monday -…

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Mar
26

SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)

Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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. http://sos-nys.org/

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Mar
29

“Magical Thinking: Inherently Human,” a lecture by Dr. Phil Stevens

Friday, March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
$5

Dr. Phillips Stevens will be speaking at CFI on March 29. Magic is one of the most loaded terms in the English language. In anthropology, it means a system of beliefs in mystical causation (popularly called, unfortunately, “superstition”), which operates according to some or all of six fundamental principles. Ethnology shows that these principles are absolutely universal in human thinking. Dr. Stevens argues that they are rooted in human evolutionary biology; therefore magical thinking is natural. A first job of…

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Mar
31

Secular Sunday – Coffee & Conversation

Sunday, March 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Join us for Secular Sunday! As humanists, we believe that social interaction is essential for human happiness. Secular Sunday is a monthly event for secular and non-religious families and individuals to network and build a sense of community in a setting that does not require a belief in the supernatural. This is a family-friendly event where children are welcomed and engaged. (Please note, parents are responsible for attending with their children.) Secular Sunday generally meets on the last Sunday of every month. Questions? Text/Call John Barrett at 716-238-3821 or…

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April 2019

Apr
1

Café Inquiry (South) discussion group

Monday, April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spot Coffee Orchard Park (Upstairs), 6519 E Quaker Street
Orchard Park, NY

Café Inquiry is a discussion group for those who love critical inquiry and friendly debates! Come join us to talk about religion, atheism, skepticism, culture, society, politics, and more. The group currently meets three times a month, typically on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays, with three rotating locations: 1st Monday - Café Inquiry (South)SPoT Coffee Orchard Park (Upstairs)6519 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park 2nd Monday - Café Inquiry (North)Tim Hortons48 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda 4th Monday - Café…

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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 …

January Wrap-Up: New Year, New Games

February 19, 2019

Nick Little, CFI’s Legal Director, visited Amherst, NY and gave a lecture on Wednesday, January 16. Nick’s lecture was on “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly – Secular Litigation And The Post-Kennedy Supreme Court.” We are working to see if we can make video available from Nick’s talk. Photos of the event were taken …

December Wrap-Up

January 3, 2019

December has been a busy time for Western New York’s CFI community. On December 14th, we celebrated the Winter Solstice with over 60 members of the community in attendance. A few select photos from the event can be found below. More photos from the Winter Solstice can be found on Facebook and Meetup. On December …