Over the past thirty years there have been three local groups which share aims and often members: The BC Humanists, the local branch of the Centre for Inquiry and the BC Skeptics. All three have worked to promote a scientific, as opposed to a religious worldview. I shall maintain that there have been three principal ways of doing this: 1) through public education, primarily using the media and meetings, 2) through research into paranormal and religious claims, and 3) by social networking to provide members a chance to interact with others who share their worldview. These three ways are compatible with each other, but over the years one or the other has been emphasised more than the others. In the early days, 1) and 2) had more prominence, today it is 3). In this talk I aim to start a discussion about the merits of each by providing a history of the groups over the thirty years.
All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.
The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.
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Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9
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