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April 2019


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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Discussion: Constitutional Convention? Why Not?

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

For several years some have tried to build support for a new Constitutional Convention. Is this a good idea or not?

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Church and State Litigation in the “New” Supreme Court with Nick Little

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751 US

Nick Little is the legal counsel for the Center For Inquiry. He is responsible for, among other things, facilitating litigation on behalf of the secular community represented by CFI. He will discuss the general issue of church/state litigation in light of a rather conservative court as well as the specific case against the state of Texas regarding its legal prohibition of secular celebrants presiding at weddings.

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CFI-Austin Event Video

September 17, 2014

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