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A community of Atheists, Agnostics, and Skeptical Thinkers, who gather together to have fun, support one another, and do what we can to present atheism and a secular world view in a positive light.

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Coffee & Conversation

One Of Life's Perks

We'll gather to chat about whatever we want to discuss, and make plans for future events in the Victor Valley area. We will be meeting at One Of Life's Perks in Apple Valley.* It is located across from Saint Mary's Hospital on Outer Highway 18. There is a bus stop nearby and it is wheelchair accessible. They have some delicious coffee and frappe selections, and free WiFi! *We may occasionally meet at other locations in the Victorville area but changes will be sent to those that have RSVPd. Please note that times may change if location changes, but the day will still remain every other Sunday for this Coffee & Conversation meet up. Hope to see you soon!

Celebrate Darwin Day with Dr. Donald Prothero!

Louis Robidoux Library

The Riverside Atheists and Freethinkers (RAFT) are excited to announce the return of Dr. Donald Prothero for our Darwin Day celebration. (RAFT kindly thanks VVAAST for allowing the cross-posting of this event.) We will celebrate Darwin's birthday like many around the world to commemorate his legacy to science. And Dr. Prothero is bringing in a whole new talk for us! Dr. Prothero: Donald Prothero has taught college geology and paleontology for 40 years, at Caltech, Occidental, and several other colleges, and currently teaches at Cal Poly Pomona. He earned his B.A. in geology and biology from University of California Riverside, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in geological sciences from Columbia University. He is the author of over 40 books and over 300 scientific papers. Major awards: Guggenheim Fellow, 1989; 1991, Schuchert Award for outstanding paleontologist under the age of 40; 2013, Shea Award for outstanding writing and editing the geosciences; 2015, Gregory Award for service to vertebrate paleontology. THE TALK: UFOs AND ALIENS: WHAT SCIENCE SAYS A high percentage of Americans believe that UFOs from other parts of the galaxy have landed, and that aliens have visited earth. What is the scientific evidence on this question? What is going on at Area 51? Did aliens land at Roswell? Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? We will discuss these and other issues from a strictly scientific perspective, and talk about the likelihood that Darwinian evolution has produced life elsewhere in the universe. The event: 2:00 pm - Announcements 2:15 pm - Lecture Q&A to follow Dr. Prothero will be joining us for dinner as well. (An additional meetup will be created.) Admission: $10 General Admission $5 Students with valid ID (Cash only and small bills preferred.) We are looking forward to our first speaker of 2019. We will see you there RAFT and VVAAST crew!

Coffee & Conversation

One Of Life's Perks

We'll gather to chat about whatever we want to discuss, and make plans for future events in the Victor Valley area. We will be meeting at One Of Life's Perks in Apple Valley.* It is located across from Saint Mary's Hospital on Outer Highway 18. There is a bus stop nearby and it is wheelchair accessible. They have some delicious coffee and frappe selections, and free WiFi! *We may occasionally meet at other locations in the Victorville area but changes will be sent to those that have RSVPd. Please note that times may change if location changes, but the day will still remain every other Sunday for this Coffee & Conversation meet up. Hope to see you soon!

Coffee & Conversation

One Of Life's Perks

We'll gather to chat about whatever we want to discuss, and make plans for future events in the Victor Valley area. We will be meeting at One Of Life's Perks in Apple Valley.* It is located across from Saint Mary's Hospital on Outer Highway 18. There is a bus stop nearby and it is wheelchair accessible. They have some delicious coffee and frappe selections, and free WiFi! *We may occasionally meet at other locations in the Victorville area but changes will be sent to those that have RSVPd. Please note that times may change if location changes, but the day will still remain every other Sunday for this Coffee & Conversation meet up. Hope to see you soon!

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Coffee & Conversation

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