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CFI: committing to science, reason, free inquiry and secular humanist ethics

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 20th, 2011

Have you ever been perplexed by a friend’s proposal to read your astrological chart?

Do you shake your head when someone tells you that airplanes are purposely showering the population with poison?

Are you exasperated when told that you will be cured of everything if you ingest shark cartilage?

If you don’t believe in fairies, reptoids and invisible beings, you are not alone. You may be a skeptic.

The Centre for Inquiry (CFI) is a global federation committed to science, reason, free inquiry, and secular humanist ethics. The Canadian headquarters for the Centre for Inquiry is in Toronto; BC branches are currently located in Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops.

Modern world civilization is based upon the achievements of science, and CFI is an authoritative and credible voice defending the scientific outlook in examining belief systems, human values and pseudoscience.

A Nelson and area skeptics’ discussion group is currently being formed through the Centre for Inquiry (CFI). Spearheading the group will be Nina George. George has recently participated in Kelowna’s CFI group.

CFI community groups provide places for discussion, educational seminars and special speaker events promoting science, reason and free inquiry. Skeptics in the Pub is a popular activity where skeptics and other like-minded individuals meet for informal fellowship and networking.

It is an opportunity for skeptics and rationalists to talk, share ideas in a casual, relaxed atmosphere and discuss topical issues, while promoting critical thinking, good science, and rationality. 

The Nelson and area skeptics’ branch will be sponsoring their first Skeptics in the Pub located at Bogustown Pub in Nelson, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7-10 p.m.

A detailed presentation of CFI will start at 7:30 p.m. Future events such as educational seminars and speaking events will be planned for later dates.

  • For more information, contact Nina George at 250 359 6981.

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