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Center for Inquiry – Transnational

1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

May 2019

May
26

Amherst – RiZe Up

Sunday, May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States

Join the local CFI community for this great evening of entertainment. Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both. "Creation Science 101" Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He…

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June 2019

Jun
7

Parenting While Secular: How Atheists and Agnostics Negotiate Religion and Family in the U.S.

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

This lecture will examine if and how atheists and agnostics interface with religion when raising children by looking at one group, scientists who are parents, which is likely to have a much larger proportion of atheists and agnostics when compared to parents in the general public. The main questions asked are: How do atheist and agnostic parents frame their approach to religion (particularly the religious socialization of their children)? Do atheist parents seek out religious communities in which to parent…

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July 2019

Jul
19

“Machines Learning Values,” a lecture by Dr. Steve Petersen

Friday, July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry – Transnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, New York 14228 United States
$5

Dr. Steve Petersen, philosophy professor at Niagara University, will speak at CFI on July 19. Is it possible for humans to create a superintelligence—an artificial intelligence with a godlike ability to achieve its goals—that can learn human values? Dr. Steve Petersen will explore this question, particularly the three philosophical puzzles that come out of the value learning approach to AI. First, it is unclear how any intelligent system could learn its final values, since to judge one supposedly “final” value…

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