Saturday April 29, 2017,
9:45 a.m. til noon.
Upstairs in Quality Foods,
Driftwood Mall, Courtenay.
Topic: The lives and deaths of stars and what that means for us. Guest speaker: Jennifer Fallis Starhunter, Ph.D. Nuclear Astrophysics, NIC
Upcoming meeting topics:
May 27th – Solitary confinement and the justice system
June 24th – Artificially intelligent enough: the coming upheaval
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Resources use for this meeting: Discussion Outline (pdf); National Post column by Joseph Heath, an excerpt from his book Enlightenment 2.0; Guardian video of Daniel Kahneman, discussing about the cognitive biases that affect our decision-making, from his book Thinking, Fast and Slow; Cognitive...Read More
A fine presentation by Scott Goodman and discussion about creationism, providing a good introduction to (or refresher on) the subject prior to the upcoming special presentation by Professor James Linville, Department of Religious Studies, University of Lethbridge, entitled Each After Its Own Kind – how Creationist Museums are not all created equal. From the New...Read More
The Comox Valley Humanists is an independent group of freethinkers, skeptics, humanists, and inquiring minds who share a secular worldview.
Our goal is to encourage and facilitate the discussion, understanding, and application of a secular worldview that relies on the use of human reason to understand our world and to adapt to the challenges of the future. We support evidence-based education as an essential tool to foster a democratic, tolerant, compassionate and sustainable society free of hate and irrational beliefs.
With members from the Comox Valley and Campbell River, we meet at 9:45 am on the last Saturday of each month. Drop-ins are welcome. If you would like to attend a meeting or find out more about the group, please email email@example.com.Read More
Humanism is a secular worldview based on the conviction that humans are responsible for their own behaviour and can lead fulfilling lives in which decision making is guided by reason, knowledge, honesty, fairness, and love.
Humanism is based on a number of principles, summarized here:
Adapted from Humanist Manifesto III, American Humanist Association © 2003
Prominent British humanists explain what humanism means to them in this short video from the British Humanist Association