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Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

Monday, October 14, 2019

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/

Non-fiction book: The Shaping of Us by Lily Bernheimer

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Structure Our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Beingby Lily BernheimerThe spaces we inhabit– from homes and workspaces to city streets—mediate community, creativity, and our very identity. Using insights from environmental psychology, design, and architecture, The Shaping of Us shows how the built and natural worlds subtly influence our behavior, health, …

Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

Monday, September 9, 2019

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/

Non-fiction book: The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchesterfrom Goodreads:The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future. The …

Food For Thought: “Evidence for Evolution – No Faith Required”

Sunday, August 25, 2019

We are meeting on a Sunday afternoon this month.The talk will feature an updated, multimedia presentation on the evidence for evolution.While no amount of evidence is enough for some folks, others may not know exactly why scientists are convinced that evolution has occurred (and still does!). This will give you some of the highlights. This …

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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 …

Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

Monday, August 12, 2019

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/

A Moveable Feast at La Mancha on Hancock

Monday, August 5, 2019

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

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

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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.

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

“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 …