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We’re an openly secular community with a focus on rationality, philosophy, science, technology, critical thinking and ethics. We choose members who are friendly, intellectually curious, intelligent, non-religious, and rationally-minded – meaning that we’re more interested in figuring out the truth together than in proving ourselves right, or in arguing for the sake of arguing. Our members are young, almost all in the range of 20 to 40 years old but all are welcome.

We have both social and educational meetings that include somewhat formal group discussions at someone’s apartment, attending interesting events in the community or meeting up in a bar for some skeptical drinking.

Our group aims to provide a place for the following types of gatherings:

Five Minute Lectures | Everyone is invited to give an informal five-minute talk on a topic of their choice. Example topics include evolutionary explanations for humor, measuring the entropy level of postmodern texts, and kung fu strategy.

Books & movies that changed us | Everyone is invited to talk about a book/movie that changed their way of thinking.

Trivia Nights  | Everyone is invited to come out and socialize.

If you think you might be a good fit for our group, please join. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

“We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!”  ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Recent Meetups

  • January 24 · 9:00 AM

    Coffee & Chat

    8 Freethinkers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Sunday mornings are good for coffee and conversation! C'est Cheese has a long table outside that's perfect for groups. I'll bring something critical thinking related to... Learn more
  • January 20 · 6:30 PM

    Drinking Skeptically

    7 Freethinkers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, and like-minded individuals. Skepticism... Learn more
  • January 8 · 7:30 PM

    Game Night

    8 Freethinkers | 1 Photo

    Join your fellow freethinkers for a night of game playing and fun discussion! We have One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Settlers of Catan, Hanabi, 7 Wonders, Munchkin, banana... Learn more
  • Dec 6, 2015 · 9:00 AM

    Coffee & Chat

    8 Freethinkers | 5.00

    Sunday mornings are good for coffee! C'est Cheese has a long table outside that's perfect for groups up to 8. I'll bring a handful of the rationality techniques that I... Learn more
  • Nov 18, 2015 · 7:30 PM


    3 Freethinkers

    Want to learn how to improv? Overcome your performance anxiety with this fun workshop offered by Santa Barbara Improv every Wednesday, your first time is free!
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  • Rachael founded Rationality & Science - A Discussion Group

    on July 6


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