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4001 Speedway
Austin, US

November 2018

Nov
19

Food For Thought: “Talking About Depression”

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

"Talking About Depression" will feature a presentation and discussion about depression by Dr. Marisa Toups from the UT Dell Medical School. Beginning with a short refresher on neuroanatomy, Dr. Toups will then explain how that connects with what we understand about the widespread condition of depression.

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October 2018

Oct
23

Food For Thought: Can a Machine Make a Mind?

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

Michael Mauk from the Center for Learning and Memory at UT Austin will speak about machine or artificial intelligence (AI). He will explore the notion of mind, and how it might apply to what AI can create.The following evening he will lead a tour of some of the neurobiology labs at UT Austin. Specific information about the tour will be given at this talk or by email to those who are interested.

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September 2018

Sep
24

Food For Thought: What Can You Believe, If You Don’t Believe in God?

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

“What can you believe if you don’t believe in God.” by Michael Werner Moved from Sep 17 to Sep 24 This talk will be by Michael Werner author of a new highly acclaimed book, “What can you believe if you don’t believe in God.” This book is intended to help you live your life, and to shed some light on your own values and ethics, if you don’t believe in God. More than just a primer on Humanism, but not…

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Sep
22

The ACA presents Morning Magic with Matt Dillahunty

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

Matt Dillahunty is a long-time host of the Atheist Experience and an illusionist. He will perform in the morning before the pre-cruise lecture that will be in the afternoon in the same venue.

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August 2018

Aug
30

Saturnalia Celebration

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

CFI Austin's annual holiday party. Details as they develop.

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Aug
20

Food For Thought: “How Do We Know …?” stories of science discovery

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

A series of illustrated stories about how we have learned about the universe around us. How do we know the age of the universe? How do we know what the climate was like millions of years ago? How do we know what parts of our brain do what they do? etc. etc.

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July 2018

Jul
16

Food For Thought: Bitcoin, etc: How Does it Work? Is it a Good Thing?

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

CFI Austin's resident cyber guru, Patrick Draper explains it all.

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June 2018

Jun
25

Food For Thought: Getting Secular Voters on the Map

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

Title: The Secular Coalition for America presents: Getting Secular Voters on the Map Description: With the 2018 midterm elections coming up and unprecedented on the separation of church and state by all three branches of government, we need to prioritize and organize! The SCA's Grassroots team, Sarah Levin and Sarah Frey will be travelling across Texas to meet with and mobilize secular groups and individuals. As the largest and fastest growing religious demographic in the country, secular Americans and our…

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May 2018

May
21

Food For Thought: Too Big to Fail, Too Small to Fight Back

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

Too Big To Fail, Too Small To Fight Back presented by Naveena Sadasivam Naveena Sadasivam is a staff writer covering the environment, energy and climate change at the Observer. Prior to joining the Observer, she wrote about the coal industry for InsideClimate News and fracking for ProPublica. At ProPublica, she was part of a team that reported on the water woes of the West, a project that was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for national reporting. She has a degree…

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April 2018

Apr
16

Food For Thought: Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Moving Earth

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

Al Martinez from the UT Austin Dept. of History will present:Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Moving Earth Abstract: Several prominent early Copernicans believed that Earth is animated by a soul. I'll show that this belief had been denounced as a heresy by Christian authorities since antiquity, including Church Councils and treatises on heresies. Yet in the Renaissance it was defended by Giordano Bruno, William Gilbert, Kepler, and by Galileo's advocate, Tommaso Campanella. The Earth moved because of its soul. This…

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March 2018

Mar
19

David Fitzgerald – “Sexy Violence! Violent Sex! Weird-ass Morality of the Bible”

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

• What we'll doDavid Fitzgerald is an American author, public speaker, and atheist activist, best known for his books on the Christ Myth theory which challenges the historicity of Jesus. Fitzgerald serves on the boards of the San Francisco Atheists and the San Francisco branch of the Center for Inquiry. He is also the director and founder of the first Atheist Film Festival, as well as San Francisco's oldest Darwin Day celebration, Evolutionpalooza. He has served on the speakers bureau…

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Mar
4

ReZist with Roy Zimmerman

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

Funny songs about peace and justice.

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Mar
4

ReZist with Roy Zimmerman

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

Come enjoy Roy's funny songs about peace and justice. Pay at the door: $20.00 ($15.00 for CFI Austin or Trinity members) ... or what you can afford.

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February 2018

Feb
19

Food For Thought – Strange State: Politics in Texas

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

Veteran political reporter Dave McNeely will help us understand how we got to where we are and where we might be heading.

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January 2018

Jan
15

Food For Thought: What a Wonderful World: presenting some of life’s wonders!

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US

The world is full of wonders - this presentation features some animals, plants, fungi, etc in action.

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Jan
15

Food For Thought: TBA

January 15 @ 7:00 pm CST
Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway
Austin, US
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