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February 2019

Feb
26

Cafe Inquiry

Tuesday, February 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: immigration. The United States is a nation of immigrants. Almost everyone living in the U.S. is descended from people who hopped in a ship or plane and came here for a better life. In some ways we have exulted in this identity, and celebrated the ingenuity, drive, and ambition of immigrants. The plaque at the base of the statute of liberty, for example, states "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to…

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March 2019

Mar
12

CFI – Drinking Skeptically DC

Tuesday, March 12 @ 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 - Center for Inquiry' group. See you there! ***We have moved Drinking Skeptically DC to the second TUESDAY of each month (rather than the second Wednesday). We hope you can make it.*** Drinking Skeptically DC is an…

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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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