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July 2019

Jul
9

CFI – Drinking Skeptically DC

Tuesday, July 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, July 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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Jul
30

Cafe Inquiry

Tuesday, July 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: public discourse People widely agree that public discourse is difficult, and that bringing together people from differing ideological perspectives may be more difficult. Internet comments, for instance, have illustrated the extent to which misunderstandings and bad-faith arguments lead to the online flame wars. These exchanges seem to actually push people apart on ideological positions, rather than give people a chance to find more common ground. Classic Greek argumentation had clearly defined rules for argumentation, but was…

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August 2019

Aug
13

CFI – Drinking Skeptically DC

Tuesday, August 13 @ 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, 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 to talk,…

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Aug
27

Cafe Inquiry

Tuesday, August 27 @ 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: Artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence can be considered to describe programs or algorithms that mimic the human mind. This could take the form of recall of information (memory), achieving an objective (problem-solving), generating a model of the world (analyzing), or understanding and mimicking interactions (social intelligence). The famous "Turing Test" is a model of artificial intelligence proposed in its formative years that defined an intelligence as successful if it modeled human interactions in a way that could…

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September 2019

Sep
10

CFI – Drinking Skeptically DC

Tuesday, September 10 @ 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, 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 to talk,…

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