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Center for Inquiry – Transnational

1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

November 2019

Nov
15

“Is Belief in God Innate?” a lecture by Dr. James Beebe

Friday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
$5

Recent research in the cognitive science of religion (a blend of psychology, anthropology, and the evolutionary sciences) shows that, while belief in supernatural beings is not strictly speaking innate, the default settings of a number of our cognitive faculties incline people toward believing in such beings, making religious belief very natural and quite prevalent. These findings run contrary to the received view that has been dubbed 'the indoctrination hypothesis'--the idea that people would not believe in supernatural beings if they had not been…

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Nov
22

“Reefer Madness” – Documentary Screening & Discussion

Friday, November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
Free

  Join the WNY CFI community and WNY NORML for this local screening of "Reefer Madness (1936)" Followed by a discussion with Bob Givens - a local Biomedical Scientist and Social Justice Advocate with 30 years of experience. "Reefer Madness" is considered THE archetypal sensationalized anti-drug movie, but it's really an exploitation film made to capitalize on the hot taboo subject of marijuana use. Like many exploitation films of the time, "Reefer Madness" tried to make a quick buck off…

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December 2019

Dec
4

Secular Book Club

Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Our next Secular Book Club will be Wednesday December 4th @ 7PM With 50% of the online vote our selection is: "Letters from the Earth" by Mark Twain We hope you enjoy the book and plan on joining us for another engaging discussion.   For more information text/call John @ 716-238-3821 or email wny@centerforinquiry.org

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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 Annual CFI Western New York Winter Solstice Celebration is Tentatively scheduled for December 20th 2019 We will post more information as we get closer to the actual event but traditionally this is a free catered family friendly event for all with dinner beginning at 6:30 PM and free tours of the CFI library and facility offered starting at 5:30 PM.  

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