Next meeting:

Saturday Oct 27, 2018
9:45 a.m. til noon.

TOPIC: Intro to Humanism. Special guest Ian Bushfield, Executive Director, B.C. Humanist Association
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Wachiay Friendship Centre,
1625 Mcphee Avenue, Courtenay

Drop-ins are welcome. Admission by donation.


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April 2018 – Proportional Representation vs 1st Past the Post

A presentation given by a representative of fairvote.bc promoting the move to proportional representation. Discussion, including recommendation of http://aceproject.org/ace-en/topics/es/default as for reference...

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March 2018 – Science and Pseudoscience

Reference material used during presentation by Joel Kositsky, and discussion: Distinguishing Science and Pseudoscience – Rory Coker, Ph.D. Science as Falsification – Karl Popper The Dangers of Pseudoscience – M. Pigliucci and M. Boudry Here are also some personal thoughts on Science vs. Pseudoscience Science Tendencies   –   vs. ...

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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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