Upcoming Events

Events - Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason

September 2020

Saturday, September 26th

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
September OnLine - Center for Inquiry's SHARE Book Club
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Saturday, September 26 at 12:00 PM

9/26/2020"The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity," by Toby Ordhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50485582-the-precipice?from_sear...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/272792639/

Sunday, September 27th

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ron Millar - Center for Freethought Equlity
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, September 27 at 5:00 PM

Link is provided to those that RSVP Meeting ID: 811 2500 5782Passcode: FallOne tap mobile+13017158592,,81125005782#,,,,,,0#,,446934# US (Germantown)+1...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/273030224/

Tuesday, September 29th

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online: CFI INSIDER SERIES: Evolution is for Everyone
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 PM

Registration is required: https://bit.ly/2CDCshQ Center for Inquiry is proud to present CFI Insider, a new monthly web series highlighting the work an...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/272090038/

October 2020

Friday, October 2nd

8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Temporarily on hold (COVID-19): CFI's Thank Goodness for Godless Friday Nights!
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Friday, October 2 at 8:00 PM

Sorry to disappoint you, but CV19 and social distancing ... has placed this popular activity on hold until we return to "normal". Thank unions for wee...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/271534348/

Sunday, October 4th

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
How to improve Government Transparency - The People's Checkbook
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, October 4 at 5:00 PM

Link is provided to those that RSVP Meeting ID: 811 2500 5782Passcode: FallOne tap mobile+13017158592,,81125005782#,,,,,,0#,,446934# US (Germantown)+1...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/273030243/

Sunday, October 11th

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The role of secularism & attitudes about science shape political identification
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, October 11 at 5:00 PM

Link is provided to those that RSVP Meeting ID: 811 2500 5782Passcode: FallOne tap mobile+13017158592,,81125005782#,,,,,,0#,,446934# US (Germantown)+1...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/273030256/

Sunday, October 18th

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Atheists of Florida - TBD
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, October 18 at 5:00 PM

Link is provided to those that RSVP Meeting ID: 811 2500 5782Passcode: FallOne tap mobile+13017158592,,81125005782#,,,,,,0#,,446934# US (Germantown)+1...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/273030262/

Tuesday, October 20th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online: Tampa Bay Technology Center (TBTC) Monthly Meeting
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00 PM

Three events today. See below. Due to CV-19, any virtual events will be listed here: http://bit.ly/2DtFDUvCFI Tampa Bay supports education, and TBTC i...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/prxlvrybcnbbc/

Sunday, October 25th

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Conspiracy Theories
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, October 25 at 5:00 PM

Link is provided to those that RSVP Meeting ID: 811 2500 5782Passcode: FallOne tap mobile+13017158592,,81125005782#,,,,,,0#,,446934# US (Germantown)+1...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/273030274/

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WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN FROM WALMART

September 12, 2020

The next step in our case against Walmart and homeopathy. Snake oil profiteering has emerged as a genuine crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, exemplifying what we at the Center for Inquiry have been saying for years: Pseudoscientific medicine is dangerous, and those who profit from it must be held accountable. That’s why we launched our groundbreaking …

Sixty years ago today, in the midst of his tightly contested presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy delivered an address that properly identified the constitutional mandate of government neutrality in all matters of religion.

September 12, 2020

Sixty years ago today, in the midst of his tightly contested presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy delivered an address that properly identified the constitutional mandate of government neutrality in all matters of religion. Kennedy was Catholic, and his Catholicism was made a central campaign issue that had the potential to determine the outcome of the …

We Could be Wrong: The Value of Intellectual Humility in ‘Skeptical Inquirer’

September 9, 2020

In our hyperpolarized, hyperpartisan era, perhaps the hardest thing to do is to admit we might be wrong. Baseless, unscientific beliefs are routinely expressed with absolute certainty, and for advocates of science and reason it is tempting to confront false claims with equal conviction, or even contemptuous dismissal. But in the latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer, …

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When Anti-Vaccination Fears Come From Inside The House

September 12, 2020

By Benjamin Radford, A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper This is the eighth in a series of original articles on the COVID-19 pandemic by the Center for Inquiry as part of its Coronavirus Resource Center, created to help the public address the crisis with evidence-based information. Check back often for updates and new information.  While some may …

Leaving Oppression: A Secular Rescue Story

September 9, 2020

Matthew Cravatta is coordinator of Secular Rescue, a program of the Center for Inquiry that identifies those writers, activists, and everyday citizens in countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Iraq who live under the threat of violence and death and provides financial and diplomatic assistance to help them escape to safety. Jana (an alias) is a …

Trump Puts The Squeeze On Science At The FDA

September 4, 2020

Guest Contributors, Jason Lemieux, September 1, 2020 Those of us intrepid enough to still follow the news probably already know that a recent reversal by the FDA in the face of pressure from Donald Trump has experts alarmed that the agency’s reliability and political independence is in jeopardy. I don’t have to tell you how bad that is, …