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> Also, check out our WEBSITE at Calgary Secular Assembly (wixsite.com)

> We strive to provide opportunities for the concerned secular humanist / non-theist community to improve lives through participatory sharing of skills, inspiration and social connections.

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- - EDUCATIONAL EVENTS - -
( mostly Zoom events right now )
Sol-Day (& Kid-day) - Presentations from critical thinking to life hacks & inspirations.
Philosophy in 20 - Challenging topics made much easier by hanging with friends.
Barking About - Life-hacks, writing tips, discussions & arcane talks on science, music, etc.
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- - SOCIAL EVENTS - -
( mostly Zoom events right now )
Pub Social - Chilling out with cool friends, hot topics & favorite beverages.
Venture Day - Hikes, cycling & Nordic skiing to museum tours & easy strolls.
Barbeques - Roasting some burgers & dogs while enjoying some company - maybe with a little music.

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A FEW PREVIOUS TOPICS:

  • Chromosome 2 - Understanding the top argument for evolution.
  • Musical Tastes - How they evolved to what we now like.
  • Personality Tests - Effectiveness & value of behavioural testing.
  • Island Arguments - Investigating evolution and the Galapagos.
  • Nature of God - Examining god's "emotions" & other attributes.
  • Nuclear Power Issues - Progress per safety, efficiency and dangers.
  • World Poverty - Discussions per Singer's, The Child You Can Save.
  • Philosophy 101 - Elements of ethics & other life-conundrums.
  • Political differences - Bridging techniques - loosely per J. Haidt.
  • Criticism - Giving, getting & avoiding it - why, when & how to.
  • Truth - Finding it amongst the trash. Tools for avoiding fake news.
  • Adversity - Charlie Brown's lessons per bullies, baseball & bad friends.
  • Pascal’s Wager - A subtle but very bad argument for believing.
  • Learning from Bad Arguments - Arguments made more convincing.
  • Traits of a Great Leader - Some abilities that help & some that don't.
  • Time to head to church? - A debate. Pro vs. Con. Gloves are off…
  • Dating for Secular Humanists - Time Dating: Radiometrics & layering.
  • Do You Believe in Magic? - Science based medicine vs NOT!!
  • The Oasis Experience - Improving community via participation.
  • Social Currency - Getting benefits via recognition of values on ideas.
  • Meaning of Life - Inspirations and clichés for getting you out of bed.
  • Critical Thinking for Getting Along - Disagreeing & still getting along.
  • Maslow vs. Moses - Alternatives for those pesky stone tablets.
  • Smart Recovery for Addictions - Non-faith-based addiction programs.
  • Give a Fish or Teach How to Fish? - Issues of charity, justice & mercy.
  • Leaving Fundamentalism - Tribulations, recovery & damage-control.
  • I Am Alive, & More Than That - I Am Living! - Understanding emotions.
  • Where Do Our Morals Originate? - Understanding moral values.
  • Similarity Arguments for Evolution - Homology & DNA issues.

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We are low-key casual, but an RSVP is requested (for non-Zoom events) as it helps with our planning.
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