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August 30, 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.

Isis video appears to show children, including Briton, killing captives. Footage shows five boys holding pistols behind row of men who are apparently Kurdish fighters

Ex-Jehovah’s witness reveals secrets of religious group. The treatment of women, child abuse and how to prevent being visited by followers of the religion are among topics confronted by ex-member

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age. Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken

Victoria councillors unified on opposition to GMO foods; City councillors have unanimously backed a multi-part motion last week calling for a suite of rules and scientific protocols to restrict and monitor genetically modified plants in B.C. and Canada.

CNE Installs The Best All-Gender Bathroom Signs: ‘We Don’t Care’

“The CNE is in the business of ‘fun,’ so when it came to labelling our new portable washrooms, we thought the statement ‘We Don’t Care” was a cheeky way to say to our guests that we strive to be inclusive in every aspect of the Fair”

Every Saturday, the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT) meets to discuss a topic decided upon the previous week. These are topics of Humanist interest, from a Humanist perspective. Meet our diverse group, trade perspectives in a free and open forum and learn from others as they learn from you! Feel free to join the discussion late and come to lunch if that suits your availability better Time slot: 11 am – 1 pm every Saturday Address: 519 Church St. Community Center

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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Nobody joins a cult. You join a self-help group, a religious movement, a political organization. They change so gradually, by the time you realize you’re entrapped – and almost everybody does – you can’t figure a safe way back out.
– Deborah Layton, survivor of Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple cult

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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I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false- Lawrence M. Krauss

Critical Links is published every Tuesday And Friday

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