The Course of Reason

Peter Boghossian Speaks at Gulf Coast State College CFI On Campus

March 26, 2014 Jake Brown

The event with Dr. Boghossian was a big hit! With help from Gulf Coast State College's Honors Program and Student Government Association, we were able to offer free pizza and drinks to everyone preceding the presentation. Then, at 1:00 PM, Dr. Boghossian kicked off his Critical Thinking Crash Course, where he presented wonderful thinking tools for tackling many questions in life! It was very informative, and we think everyone learned a lot from it.

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Affiliate Group of the Week #28: American University Rationalists and Atheists (AURA)

February 20, 2014 Sarah Kaiser

AURA (American University Rationalists and Atheists) was created, like many of our campus groups, as a forum for non-believers on campus and a place to have open conversations about religion. They have regular discussion meetings, bring in speakers, and even had a kind of "Atheist Church" event. They are using the CFI Speakers Bureau as a resource to find more future speakers to host at AU. Read on for more from the group's current outreach coordinator, Benjamin Cook!

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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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