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December 2018


Declaration of Human Rights – read by Ethical Society of Austin

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Texas State Capitol, South Steps, 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-2403 US

The Ethical Society has reserved the South steps of the capitol for a reading of the Declaration of Human Rights 2-3pm Sunday, 12/9. I'd like to invite CFI to participate. Our format is for individual organization representatives to identify themselves and read one or more of the UN Human Rights. We'd appreciate it if you liked our announcement on FB, publicized the event to your members, and, if possible, that they would go to Meetup, the Ethical Society group events,…

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Gingerbread Workshop

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
South Austin Recreation Center, 1100 Cumberland Rd.
Austin, TX 78704 US

Event Name: Gingerbread WorkshopLocation: South Austin Recreation centerDate&Time: Saturday, December 8th, 10AM-12PM (Noon) Activities for kids and families: Decorate gingerbread men, make ornaments, color pictures, take pictures with St. Nick and enjoy fresh hot chocolate.I was assured this is a non-religious event and everyone is welcome to bring their kids.

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November 2018


Hot Science Cool Talks: A Taste for the Beautiful

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Presented by the Environmental Science Institute of UT Austin. Pre-lecture events start at 5:30 and lecture starts at 7 pm. A Taste for the BeautifulDr. Michael J. RyanProfessor, Integrative BiologyUniversity of TexasWhy do animals perceive certain traits as beautiful and others not? While Darwin explained why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, he struggled to understand how. Dr. Michael Ryan, one of the world’s leading authorities on animal behavior, tells the remarkable story of how he and other scientists…

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Book discussion: The Memory Illusion by Julia Shaw

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
TBA – Austin, tba
Austin, TX US

Discussion ofThe Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory by Julia ShawThink you have a good memory? Think again.Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room…

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ACA lecture: Hemant Mehta

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Duo Works, 8920 Business Park Drive, STE250
Austin, TX US

ACA Lecture Series: Hemant MehtaFeatured in The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Seattle Times, the Village Voice and NPR, Hemant first found media attention when he "sold his soul" on eBay for $504. Writing about his experiences, he published "I Sold My Soul On eBay" in 2007. His second book "The Young Atheist's Survival Guide" was published in 2012. Hemant has written articles for The Washington Post, The New York Times, and keeps up an exhaustive stream of…

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