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September 2020

Sep
24

Evolution Only Breaks Things: The Science Denial at the Heart of Intelligent Design

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration is Free!    The pseudoscientific movement known as Intelligent Design (ID) does not offer a consistent or cohesive theory of life. Instead, it is a loose collection of criticisms of the supposed shortcomings of modern evolutionary theory. One such criticism is that the natural forces of evolution can serve only to weaken, damage, or destroy molecular functioning, thereby implying that the creative innovation we see in living things can only come about through intentional and supernatural actions. However, a…

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Sep
25

Skeptics In The Pub (Online)

Friday, September 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic this event will be held online. (Click Button to open and/or download Zoom App to connect to meeting). This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's…

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Sep
27

Café Inquiry – Neuroscience and Brain Plasticity (Online)

Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic this event will be held online. (Click Button to open and/or download Zoom App to connect to meeting). Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize. Be sure to join us for a discussion of brain plasticity - the ability of the brain to modify its connections or rewire itself. Steve Andersen will…

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Sep
29

Evolution is for Everyone Featuring: Bertha Vazquez

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  Registration is Free!    Join us as we get to know Bertha Vazquez, director of CFI’s TIES program, bringing accessible tools to enable educators across the country to provide a scientifically sound evolution curriculum to their students. We will talk about the work of the teacher-run TIES program, as well as how evolution education goes beyond the classroom. A 30-year veteran teacher, Bertha Vazquez is the recipient of several national and local honors, including the 2014 Samsung’s $150,000 Solve For Tomorrow…

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October 2020

Oct
9

Café Inquiry (Portage)

Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Panera Bread (Portage), 5970 S. Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002 United States

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. Have dinner if you like! Drinks, snacks and sandwiches are available for purchase. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming…

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MICHIGAN DROPS OPPOSITION TO SECULAR MARRIAGE CELEBRANTS, ENDING LAWSUIT

April 4, 2020

Secular celebrants are now permitted to officiate and solemnize marriages in Michigan, after the state attorney general reversed the government’s opposition to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Promising that the state considers CFI trained and certified Secular Celebrants to be covered by existing statutes regarding marriage solemnization, the presiding federal court brought the …

CFI Michigan Condemns the Anti-Semitic Vandalism at Temple Emanuel

October 15, 2019

Center for Inquiry Michigan Condemns the Anti-Semitic Vandalism at Temple Emanuel GRAND RAPIDS, MI 10/15/19 – Center for Inquiry Michigan, the largest organization of atheists and humanists in the state, condemns in the strongest possible terms the vile act of hanging posters featuring anti-Semitic and pro-genocide images and text on a doorway at the Temple …

CFI Michigan hosts Lecture on “Are we aware of our belief changes, and does it matter?”

April 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29,  2019 Contact: Jennifer Beahan Director, Center for Inquiry Michigan michigan@centerforinquiry. org, (616) 706-2029 CFI Michigan hosts Lecture on “Are we aware of our belief changes, and does it matter?” GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Dr. Wolfe will describe recent research on belief change and the extent to which we are aware …