The Course of Reason

Julia Galef at UC Santa Cruz on “How to Change Your Mind”

February 12, 2014 Rob Carman

On January 23rd, Julia Galef, co-founder and president of the Center for Applied Rationality and co-host of the Rationally Speaking podcast, visited the Secular Student Alliance at UC Santa Cruz to give a public lecture entitled "How to Change Your Mind." Julia spoke of ways humans are often very irrational in our decision-making, but also how we can overcome our irrationality with critical thinking and some clever thought experiments. Some examples she covered included how to tell when a task you routinely perform is ineffective and how to rethink difficult life decisions to help determine which plan of action is most logical.

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Darwin Day 2014 Right Around the Corner!

February 10, 2014 Cody Hashman

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Affiliate Group of the Week #27: Gulf Coast State College Center for Inquiry On Campus

January 30, 2014 Sarah Kaiser

We are pleased to announce this week's Affiliate Group of the Week, the Center for Inquiry On Campus at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. This group impressed us when they re-affiliated (something all groups do each year) and sent a long list of activities they had planned for the coming semester. Jake Brown, the group's president, answered our questions about their past, present, and upcoming events.

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FREE live streaming is available for Bill Nye and Ken Ham’s debate at the Creation Museum

January 24, 2014 Cody Hashman

Bill Nye Ken Ham debate graphic

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Justin Bieber

December 30, 2013 Seth Kurtenbach

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