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February 2019

Feb
13

Darwin Day Lecture – Evolution in Your Lifetime (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Sweet House, 254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Join us for our  Darwin Day Lecture, Jeffrey K. Conner Ph.D. will be speaking on Evolution in Your Lifetime: Rapid Adaptation to a Changing Environment. Most people think of evolution as a slow process that occurs over millions of years,  but biologists have repeatedly demonstrated that evolution can be very rapid when environments change.  This rapid adaptation can be both good and bad from a human standpoint. It can be bad when pathogenic bacteria, insect pests, and weeds evolve to…

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Feb
15

Skeptics In The Pub (Grand Rapids)

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Craft Beer Cellar, 404 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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 most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If…

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Feb
15

Canceled: Skeptics In The Pub (Sterling Heights)

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

MI United States

Skeptics in the Pub is until we find a new event host. Contact us if you are interested. 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 most famous skeptics…

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Feb
20

Skeptics In The Pub (Ypsilanti)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl St #100
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

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 most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If…

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Feb
21

Café Inquiry – The Science and Evolution of Morality (Muskegon)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Bagels Cafe, 2111 Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 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. This month's topic will be: The Science and Evolution of Morality. 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 Tim Hamlin if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café…

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CFI Michigan hosts Darwin Day Lecture on “Evolution in Your Lifetime: Rapid Adaptation to a Changing Environment”

February 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February, 8,  2019 Contact: Jennifer Beahan Director, Center for Inquiry Michigan michigan@centerforinquiry. org, (616) 706-2029   CFI Michigan hosts Darwin Day Lecture on “Evolution in Your Lifetime: Rapid Adaptation to a Changing Environment” GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In celebration of Darwin Day, the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, CFI Michigan …

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