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March 2019


Non-fiction book group: Factfulness

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Freethought Library, 1507 W. Koenig Ln
Austin, tx 78756 US

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Thinkby Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will…

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April 2019


Moveable Feast at Maudie’s in the Triangle (no foolin’)

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Maudie’s Triangle, 4600 W Guadalupe St Suite B5
Austin, TX 78751 US

Join us for good food and chat at Maudie's. Menu link: https://www.maudies.com/menu/appetizers/

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Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Mr. Tramps, 8565 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758 US

Come join us to eat, drink, and solve the world's problems. There is limited parking available. It's okay to park in the Target parking lot, but make sure to read the signs for other businesses that don't want you to park in their space. Menu: https://mistertramps.com/menu/

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Hot Science Cool Talks: Save the … Sharks?! [not a CFI event]

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
San Jacinto Residence Hall, 309 E 21st St
Austin, TX 78712 US

You should register to attend at the ESI page: http://www.esi.utexas.edu/talk/save-the-sharks/ What is the talk about?“We have been hating sharks on general principles for centuries … now it is high time that they should pay up.” This was a 1928 invitation to harvest sharks in Scientific Monthly (now Science). This mentality has been accepted by generations of fishermen and fishery managers. However, modern science shows many of the world’s shark stocks have decreased to unprecedented levels, placing ocean ecosystems in peril.…

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Food For Thought – Religion: How it Unites Us and Tears Us Apart with Sid Hall

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751 US

All over the world and at all levels religion is the basis for both comfort and strife. Sid Hall will talk about it from his perspective as an insider with a somewhat skeptical view.

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