Next Meetup

Truth, Lies, and Statistics at HFFC Science Readers
6:30 social; 7:00 event. As debate rumbles on about how and how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, the editors of “Nature” asked influential statisticians to each recommend one change to improve science. Using these recommendations (“Five ways to fix statistics”) as a jumping off point, the Science Readers group of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC) will tackle the subject. Please RSVP on, or to also get link to article, email [masked] with the subject line "Stats." Science Readers is open to HFFC members and first-time attendees. Food and drink can be purchased directly from the restaurant from their menu. The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC) combine reason with compassion, integrating modern understanding of the world with an affirmative life view.

Silver Star Diner private banquet room

210 Connecticut Avenue · Norwalk, CT

What we're about

The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC), Connecticut, seeks to promote Humanism and free thought in our community.

Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity. Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, or dogma.

Our bywords are Reason and Compassion. We look for evidence as the basis of our beliefs about the world, and we embody compassion as our approach to others. We seek:

1. To provide a forum for mutual and public education,

2. To promote critical thinking and the separation of government and religion, and

3. To form a warm, supportive community of thoughtful people.

We welcome all who wish to participate. Also, visit our Facebook Page! (

HFFC is an IRS-recognized 501(c )(3 ) educational organization. Membership contributions are tax-deductible. HFFC is an independent chapter of the American Humanist Association.

Contact for answers to questions, information, and membership forms: John Levin, 646-221-9134,

HFFC Board of Directors (aka Steering Committee):

President: Cary Shaw

Vice President: John Levin

Secretary: Brandon Bisceglia

Treasurer: Cary Shaw

Program Director: Anita Peters

Membership: Les Martel

Technology: Herb Wexler

Program Development: Fred Cunningham

Outreach: John Levin and Brandon Bisceglia

Key Players:

Ann Stamler: Membership Support

Joe Stamler: Stagecraft & Audio Visual

Book Group: Anita Peters

Science Readers Group: Ruth Light

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