Thursday, January 19, 2012

Weekly Update 1/19/12

Hello, Secular Students!

We're back with the regular weekly updates! Are you ready for fourth week?

Next Meeting:
What is Oobleck?
Here's a hint: it's known as non-Newtonian fluid, an ooze, "quicksand," and goo. Sometimes it flows, others it's hard as a rock. You can run on it, but you won't be able to stand. Want to know more? Then come to our next meeting, on Tuesday, January 24th, at 6:00 pm in the Uncommon Room of Rockefeller Chapel, to find out.

  • Saturday Night Hangout: Looking for something fun to do on Saturday evening? Chana is planning to host a YouTube/game/movie/hangout night this Saturday, the 21st. If you are interested, please RSVP to her at by the end of the day today, so we can determine if there is interest, and get a place and time worked out.
  • Skepticamp: On January 28th, the Chicago Skeptics are hosting Skepticamp. Our secretary, Alicia, will be giving a talk, along with 16 other rationalists, in a room full of other skeptics, rationalists, freethinkers, and atheists, so it should be a blast. There's still time to get more details and to RSVP, by checking out the Facebook event.
  • Life Before the Dinosaurs: First, check out this blog. Seriously. It's written by a 7 year old. Impressed yet? Well, on February 19th, SA will be taking Art, the author, and his family out to dinner. If you're interested in attending, or just want more information, email Alex at
  • Blogging: We are still looking for students to blog for us! Are you interested in sharing an article or a video blog on our website? We'd love to have guest bloggers, as well. If you have an article written, you can email it to Or, if you're just interested, but aren't sure what to write or talk about, email us about that too, and we'll help you get started.
    Also, if you run a personal blog about topics related to secularism, let us know, and we may feature it on the website as well.

Links You Should Follow

That’s all for this installment. In conclusion, this week’s quote is a classic from Stephen Roberts:
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
Hope to see you on Tuesday!

~The UChicago Secular Student Alliance~
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