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CFI Freethinker’s Book Club: The Magic of Reality

CFI Vancouver's Book Club meets every second Saturday of the month at The Grind Coffee Shop on Main Street at King Edward. Most of the books we discuss are available through the Vancouver Public Libraries -, can be found for sale at Chapters or online at

Admission is free, however please consider becoming a member of CFI and/or making a donation to help keep this and other programs running.

February's book is: "The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True" by Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean.

We are reading "The Magic of Reality" in recognizintion of Darwin Day. This book is appropriate for both adults and children. If you have children or younger siblings, then we'd like to invite you to bring them to February's CFI book club



Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.


The book is available from the Vancouver Public Library; as well as from online sellers such as and . Please make sure to read the book before the meeting!
Please bring your ideas for future books to the next meeting, or email them to us at vancouver<at>cficanada<dot>ca

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  • Tammy 🐢

    Sadly, i have to back out this time. :(

    February 8, 2013

  • Federico

    This time, I will go...

    January 22, 2013

  • Anne M

    tentative - i may be teaching that day.

    January 4, 2013

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