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July 2019


Non-Fiction Book: A Brief History of Medicine: From Hippocrates to Gene Therapy

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756 US

“A Brief History of Medicine: from Hippocrates to Gene Therapy”By Paul StrathernAmong the many histories of medicine, Paul Strathern’s narrative stands out for its lively prose and colorful portraits of figures who broke with dogma and proved new paradigms. Even the expert reader will find much that is novel and nuanced, not only in stories about prominent characters like Galen and Harvey, but less well known individuals like the Venerable Bede, an English monk who revived Greek and Roman knowledge…

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August 2019


Video showing/discussion by Dr. K. Cook: “Merchants of Doubt” (not a CFI event)

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702 US

A viewing of Merchants of Doubt followed by a discussion led by Kerry Cook, UT professor of geosciences.https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/humanitiesinstitute/events/event.php?id=40540Sponsored by Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute at UT Austin.

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A Moveable Feast at La Mancha on Hancock

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
La Mancha Tex Mex Tavern, 2203 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756 US

Join us for a Tex-Mex dinner. Link to the menu: https://lamanchatexmex.com/menu/

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Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

August 12 @ 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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Darwin Day Austin 2020: getting ready for our big day next February

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

Darwin Day Austin 2020 is 6 months away (it will be Saturday Feb 8, 2020 - confirmation still pending). This is our first chance to discuss what we will do ... what worked and didn't work in the past ... what new things might be done. There are jobs on the day of the event as well as several that need to be done in preparation for it.The next D-Day will be at a new venue, so we also need…

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