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March 2019


Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

March 11 @ 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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Food For Thought: Is “Intelligent Design” an explanation for evolution?

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751 US

We will watch clips from a slick creationist video in which an attempt is made to show how evolution by natural selection is wrong, and that there is a need for an Intelligent Designer to make things come out right. After various sequences we will take time to analyze the arguments.

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Discussion: What is an “American,” and how has our concept of being one changed?

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731 US

Are you a member of the Nacirema tribe of North America? Let's talk about it.

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Secular Community Potluck Dinner

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751 US

The secular community will dine together. Add a comment to let us know what you will bring. Choose among: entree; side dish; dessert; beverage; appetizers. Starting around 7:30 pm there will be a trivia contest featuring questions about science, free thought, and politics. There will be an emphasis on women scientists as well as various social studies areas.

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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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