Feb. 8, Clearwater: Darwin Day Event: "Why are we Moral?" CFI Tampa Bay's 18th DD celebration!
UUC – Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater
As never before, our society is apparently in the grip of an epistemological crisis. In all the universe we are the only known life form that has a culture and civilization built upon a system of morally defined relationships. Because morality is an artifact of human culture, it seems to be continuously modified by the …
We cancelled because 3 other groups meeting at the same time competing for the same body of attendees is cutting the pie too thinly. This event will be rescheduled. "Doc" Dockery is a well-known lecturer who delights audiences with his enthusiast's knowledge of technology, history, and futuristic conjectures. Today he discusses where the arrow of time might carry technology through our future lives. Can humans understand advancing tech? Can we control it? What benefits are we now experiencing from our…Find out more »
We will explore some of the possibilities of a "human" future that may not be too far away. In some ways it’s already here. The January meeting of the UUC Humanist Group will be Sunday, January 19th at 12:30 p.m. in the Octagon. Our speakers will be Vicki Klapper and myself. As always, we will go to lunch at Carrabba’s following the meeting. Please join us and continue the conversation. Also, if you haven’t already purchased your tickets for Darwin…Find out more »
---> RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2qEQuH4_TBCoR-Meetup CFI Tampa Bay supports education, and TBTC is a premier technology resource for the Bay Area. Visit their Web site to learn of their extensive programs. Most are free. http://bit.ly/2DtFDUv TBTC has a monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday with a different speaker and topic. You may come BEFORE this meeting (at 5:30 pm) for a Question and Answer session. Bring your computer questions! The Tampa Bay Technology Center (TBTC) recently changed its name from the Tampa…Find out more »
Freethinking book and idea lovers are invited to discuss their latest literary, cultural, and philosophical forays focused on the selection of the month. It is REQUIRED that attendees have read the book! Attendance is limited to 12, so RSVP right away: http://bit.ly/2ZYQtOx Non-members may join here and get all the benefits at all CFI activities and locations: http://bit.ly/2pTDfEj. Simply bring your membership card or receipt for admission. Note that most of our booklovers continue at a local restaurant after the…Find out more »
The Undercounted Nones: ‘Free Inquiry’ on America’s Overlooked Atheists
January 15, 2020
The idea that all humans are “born atheists,” only to be overwhelmed by religious indoctrination as we grow is a fundamental misunderstanding of how the human brain has evolved, says Neiblum, who argues, “We have evolved a suite of characteristics … that incline us toward theistic interpretations of the cosmos.
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January 15, 2020
“What the government did here is outrageous, but we can’t remedy one wrong with another.”
Pseudoscience in children’s psychotherapy: skeptical inquirer tackles dubious claims
January 2, 2020
Well-meaning parents can endanger their children when they are fooled by the false promises of pseudoscientific “natural” alternative medicine and the fears stoked by anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, and this is no less true when it comes to mental health. The latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer, the magazine of science and reason, assembles a roster of experts …