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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, 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! ***Note: The downstairs at Mackey’s is open again, but the kitchen is not, so the menu is pretty much limited to chicken, chicken, and deviled eggs (and one tofu salad). There…

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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
23

Cafe

Tuesday, April 23 @ 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: TBD After the discussion we will head over to Beau Thai down the street for those who wish to have food and continue the conversation.

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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, 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! ***Note: The downstairs at Mackey’s is open again, but the kitchen is not, so the menu is pretty much limited to chicken, chicken, and deviled eggs (and one tofu salad). There…

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