Just a quick reminder about two things happening at CFI-LA this weekend. And while I'm at it -- if you are a Facebook person, or have dreamed of being one
, please look for us there -- there's a Center for Inquiry Los Angeles group page that would welcome your participation (by that, of course, I mean page admin Sherri -- the page won't even really notice, sorry)! OK, back to business...
Saturday-- The Independent Investigations Group investigates fringe science, paranormal and extraordinary claims from a rational, scientific viewpoint, and disseminates factual information about such inquiries to the public -- and has fun while they're doing it! The IIG meets at 11:00 am on the third Saturday of every month. Check the IIG webpage (www.iigwest.com) or email us ([address removed]) for more details. Or feel free to just show up at a meeting - walk-ins are always welcome! First two meetings free (so you can see if you like us
Sunday -- CFI-L.A.'s FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series presents "Secular Humanism and Its Discontents" by Ron Lindsay. What is secular humanism? What are its objectives? What is its importance? Why should one support it? Why are camparatively small numbers of the nonreligious actively involved in the secular humanist movement? These are some of the provocative and fundamental questions that will be addresed by Ronald A. Lindsay as he provides and unsparing review of the state of secular humanism today - and issues a rousing call to arms. Dr. Lindsay demonstrates the critical significance of the secular perspective, especially as it relates to public policy. A secular approach to public policy is cogently set forth in Dr. Lindsay's recently published book, Future Bioethics: Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing after the talk. Lindsay is the new chief executive office of the Center for Inquiry. Lectures take place most first and third Sundays at 11 a.m. $8, or free for Friends of the Center.