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March 2019

Mar
26

Cafe

Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001 US

This month's discussion topic is: Culture and language Language is, arguably, a distinctly human invention. Human language allows speakers to express thoughts in sentences comprising subjects, verbs and objects—such as ‘I kicked the ball’—and recognizing past, present and future tenses. Non-human communication, in contrast, is limited to immediate needs. Most ape sign language, for example, is concerned with requests for food. The complexity of language has allowed humans as a species to transmit information, work collectively, and organize social relationships.…

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April 2019

Apr
9

CFI – Drinking Skeptically DC

Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mackey’s Public House, 1306 G Street Northwest
Washington, US

Please join CFI for Drinking Skeptically DC on TUESDAY evening, April 9, 6:30 PM, at MACKEY'S PUBLIC HOUSE, 1306 G Street NW, Washington DC. We will be downstairs. Please look for the 'CFI' sign on the table or ask the host for the 'Drinking Skeptically - CFI' group. See you there! Drinking Skeptically DC is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship among skeptics, humanists, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics, humanists, secularists, and others…

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Apr
13

Saved by Science and Humanism: Dare to Care Conference (WASH Event–Shared)

Saturday, April 13 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, April 14 @ 6:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond, VA US

We are sharing this upcoming WASH Meetup to the CFI-DC Meetup Group as an event that may be of interest to our members. (NOTE: To attend, you must register separately using the link below.) The Saved by Science & Humanism: Dare to Care regional conference is presented by Greater Richmond Humanists with support from its parent organizations - Washington Area Secular Humanists and the American Humanist Association. Our country stands at a curious inflection point, with religious zealots perched in…

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Apr
30

Cafe Inquiry

Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001 US

This month's discussion topic: Humanitarian intervention Humanitarian intervention, generally, is the use of force against a nation to end human rights violations. Humanitarian intervention, however, is controversial. State sovereignty is a defining principle of modern international law, and the principle of humanitarian intervention offers an exception to broadly understood power of nation-states to govern their internal affairs. Humanitarian intervention is, arguably, a duty that we owe to others. The most well-known standard for humanitarian intervention after World War II has…

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May 2019

May
14

CFI – Drinking Skeptically DC

Tuesday, May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mackey’s Public House, 1306 G Street Northwest
Washington, US

Please join CFI for Drinking Skeptically DC on TUESDAY evening, May 14, 6:30 PM, at MACKEY'S PUBLIC HOUSE, 1306 G Street NW, Washington DC. We will be UPSTAIRS this month. Please look for the 'CFI' sign on the table or ask the host for the 'Drinking Skeptically - CFI' group. See you there! Drinking Skeptically DC is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship among skeptics, humanists, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics, humanists, secularists,…

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