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Jan 26th/2016

January 26, 2016
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CFI Canada’s mission is to provide education and training to the public in the application of skeptical, secular, rational and humanistic inquiry through conferences, symposia, lectures, published works and the maintenance of a library.

Centre For Inquiry Canada (CFIC) congratulates CFI (US) and the Richard Dawkins Foundation For Science and Reason on their recent merger and resolution of leadership transition, including the appointment of Robyn Blumner as President and CEO of the newly merged entity;  CFIC also expresses its appreciation and best wishes to Ron Lindsay as he retires from his leadership role.

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Front Page

When religious leaders use the power of the pulpit to perpetuate misinformation and spread fear, it is our children who suffer the most. When Bishop Henry calls LGBTQ inclusion in schools a “madness,” which he describes as a form of “narrow-minded anti-Catholic ideology,” it only serves to reinforce the message of a vengeful God who would cast LGBTQ youth out of their schools and homes.

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Upcoming Events

Did you know the best place to find out about CFI Calgary events is on Meetup.com? It’s free to join and you will never miss hearing about a local Calgary event. Join over 1000 Calgarians who use Meetup to hear about, RSVP and comment on our events.

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Faith-Based Violence and Bigotry

CFIC continues to monitor, document and condemn faith based violence and bigotry around the world.

Science, Medicine, and Ethics News

In open, treeless habitats, where zebras tend to spend most of their time, the researchers found that lions could see the outline of striped zebras just as easily as they could see similar-sized prey with fairly solid-colored hides, such as waterbuck and topi, and the smaller impala. It had been earlier suggested that the striping might disrupt the outline of zebras on the plains, where they might otherwise be clearly visible to their predators.

Do whatever it takes to avoid fooling yourself into thinking something is true that is not, or that something is not true that is.

Wishful Thinking and Superstition/Religion

The four women convicted for killing their 14-year-old relative by pulling her intestines through her vagina are not remorseful for their actions, the Durban High Court heard yesterday. The accused were unrepentant and were instead blaming the “dark cloud and demonic spirits” that had descended over them when they committed the murder.

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Calendar of upcoming scientific conferences

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CALLING ALL NON-BELIEVERS . . . COME OUT OF THE CLOSET!

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Karla’s Atheist Breast Cancer Support Facebook group is now available. It’s private so you have to ask to join. Say you are an atheist with breast cancer and Karla will approve your request.

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Online Tools for Skeptical Fact Checking

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Critical Links is published every Tuesday And Friday

Do whatever it takes to avoid fooling yourself into thinking something is true that is not, or that something is not true that is.- Neil deGrasse Tyson

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