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June 2019

Jun
25

Cafe Inquiry

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001 US

Sorry for the late topic notice. This month's discussion topic is: Personal identity Personal identity is broadly speaking, an individual's conception of self. How do you know you are the same person you were as a child? Is it because you remember yourself growing within the same body you have now? Or is it because you perceive that you have the same mind? Some argue that personal identity is innate to a person. Very early in childhood, many people already…

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Jun
11

CFI – Drinking Skeptically DC

Tuesday, June 11 @ 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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May 2019

May
28

Cafe Inquiry

Tuesday, May 28 @ 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: Brexit Brexit is political shorthand for the policy goal of taking Britain out of the European Union. Two years ago, voters in Britain chose 52 to 48 to leave the European Union. However, since that time the British Parliament has been unable to agree on the specific terms of the separation. In some of the worst defeats in history, the British Parliament overwhelmingly rejected Brexit agreements negotiated by Prime Minister May. Because the Parliament has…

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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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April 2019

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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