Pub Trivia — tonight!

Hello all!

Don’t forget to come to pub trivia tonight!

We’re collaborating this event with the SFU Skeptics and the Langara Freethinkers, so it should be a rock and rollin’ night with some stiff competition! The winning team is even receiving a (non-transferable) pitcher of bqqr!

Last year we had 8 teams of 5 competing — let’s see if we can make this event even bigger and better this year!

NOTE: The Railway Club starts to charge cover at 8:00, so PLEASE show up before this time, or you will be paying to get in the door!

Where: The Railway Club (located at 579 Dunsmuir Street, we’ll be in the back room)
When: Friday, October 7 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Why: PUB TRIVIA. ’nuff said.

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Upcoming Talk: How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

There’s a talk this week that looks fascinating:

How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinkers Guide to Asking the Right Questions

by Dr. Christopher DiCarlo

Dr. DiCarlo be talking about his book of the same title.

The talk is this Thursday, August 18th, at 7:00pm in Room 100, Wesbrook Building. That’s on campus, right across from the bookstore. Admission is $10, and $5 for students. CFI members get in free.

More details here.

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Sex and Take-out!

Ever wished you could just stay at home for the night and indulge in sex and take-out? Now you have the perfect excuse!

On August 6th, a bunch of people will go to Houston for a day of prayer, fasting, religious chauvinism, and magical thinking, and Texas Governor Rick Perry will do some unabashed grandstanding.

We believe that America and the world have real problems, and that they won’t be solved by shouting at the sky, not eating for a day, and begging the gods to relieve us of the responsibility.

In fact, we believe it would be better to stay home on August 6th, get laid, eat some greasy food, sleep in, and then go out into the world, rested and fortified, and actually work on solving our problems.

Even if you for some crazy reason can’t make it out to Skepticamp tomorrow, at least make the effort to indulge in some greasy chinese food and a little hanky-panky. Do it in the name of slacktivism skepticism!


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Our own Stephanie Van Dyk… featured on the CFI Campus Blog!

Our very own Stephanie Van Dyk, VP of Communications here at the UBC Freethinkers Club, has been hiding a deep, dark secret from all of us here at the freethinkers blog. Not only does she update this blog, she also runs her own blog over at blogspot! That sly dog!

Stephanie has now been featured, not once, but twice on the CFI Campus Blog.

Her first post, “Pastor Defends Spousal Rape, Upsets Everyone” was featured on July 29, 2011.

Her second post, “Greenpeace Destroys Research, Loses My Support”, was featured on July 20, 2011.

Both of these posts are worth the read, so please go check them out!

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Skepticamp, this Saturday!

If you like skepticism and you can’t wait for our wonderful fall line-up, check out this on Saturday, August 6th:


  • FREE
  • Fun
  • On campus (In the Irving Barber Learning Centre, at the Victoria Learning Theatre)

Come out to see 10 minute presentations by local skeptics ALL DAY LONG.

More info on the website. Go check it out!



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Atheists at Pride

CFI and the BC Humanists association will be marching in the Pride Parade again this year. I saw them last year, and it was super nifty to see. Right there, in between the churches and political groups, CFI and the SFU Skeptics marched proudly on. The crowd loved them, for good reason:

SFU Skeptics at Pride 2010

If you would like to march with them, details are on the CFI website.

Vancouver Pride is this Sunday (July 31st) and is always loads of fun for LGBT people and breeders alike.

Have fun!

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Ben Radford at UBC

Ben Radford is giving a talk on campus later this month. It looks like it will be very awesome. Here’s the abstract:

Reflections on a Decade of Paranormal Investigation
A Voices of Reason Lecture by Ben Radford

Join writer and scientific paranormal investigator Benjamin Radford as he discusses the nature of “unexplained mysteries” such as ghosts, Bigfoot, crop circles, and psychic powers. What does science say about the evidence for these topics? What is the nature of the “unexplained”? And why is there still debate about these issues? Radford will draw from case studies from over a decade of personal investigations into these and dozens of other topics. Skeptics and believers alike will enjoy this interesting and informative talk. There will be plenty of time for audience Q&A.

When and where and how much?

Saturday, June 25th at 7:00pm
$4 Student
FREE for CFI Members
Room 100, Wesbrook Building, 6174 University Blvd, Vancouver.
There will also be a workshop, on the Sunday. It’s a little pricier, but also looks very interesting. Details are here.

Come on out!


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