Next meeting:

Saturday October 28, 2017
9:45 a.m. til noon.
Upstairs in Quality Foods,
Driftwood Mall, Courtenay.
Topics:
Inroads Into Freedom From Religion; The End of Petrol in 8 Years - Really?

Upcoming meeting topics:
(tentative, subject to change)
November 25 – Flight From Reason (continued from March).
December - no formal meeting.
January 27 - Science and Pseudoscience.

Drop-ins are welcome - non-members are asked for a $5 donation. For more information please email cvhumanists@gmail.com


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April 2017 – The lives and deaths of stars and what that means for us.

Guest speaker: Jennifer Fallis Starhunter, Ph.D. Nuclear Astrophysics, North Island College. Nuclear astrophysics is the study of the properties of atomic nuclei to explain how stars burn and what happens when they explode. It is a branch of astrophysics, which uses our knowledge of physics to explain what astronomers observe in the sky: why stars and galaxies...

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March 2017 – The Flight From Reason

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...

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About Us

Comox Valley Humanists brochure (pdf)

Comox Valley Humanists brochure (pdf)

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 cvhumanists@gmail.com.

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About Humanism

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:

  • Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.
  • Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change.
  • Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience.
  • Life’s fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals.
  • Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships.
  • Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.

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

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