Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weekly Update 1/8/12

Hey all!

Hope your first week of the quarter went well. Here's your update for the week:

Meeting Reminder
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 10, at 6 pm, in the Uncommon Room in the basement of Rockefeller Chapel. We're going to be talking about different arguments for god, which ones you find compelling, which ones you'd like to hear arguments against, which ones you've heard most often, etc. To review, here's a nice long list.

  • Game Night: Chana is hosting a Secular Alliance Game Night next week at her apartment. It will be Monday, January 16, at 8:00 pm. Come to take a break from work to just hang out, play board games, eat chips, etc.
  • Skepticamp Chicago: On January 28th, Chicago Skeptics in hosting Skepticamp Chicago. From the event description:
    "Skepticamp is an opportunity for us to get together to learn about different ares of skepticism from our fellow group members. These talks give an opportunity for individuals to delve into particular areas of skepticism…both the tried and true topics and those that may not get as much attention in the regular blogs and articles. Skepticamps encourage as many people as possible to give a talk…and certainly encourages first-time speakers to try their hand at presenting in a friendly, supportive atmosphere."
    For more information, check out the Facebook event.
  • We Are Atheism: We have a YouTube channel, but it hasn't really gotten up and running yet. If you'd like to submit a video of yourself talking about atheism or secularism, let us know!

Links You Should Follow
  • It was Isaac Asimov's birthday on January 2nd. He was an incredible author, a professor of biochemistry and president of the American Humanist Association. He has a crater on the planet Mars named after him.
  • We have some bloggers in SA! Our Secretary has piece up on Skepchick about the Higgs Boson particle, and our President, Chana, has a post on the Friendly Atheist about religious extremism in Israel. The world is ending. Again.
  • Finally, an excellent piece about framing and political discourse, centered on the metaphor of a wall between church and state.
That’s all for this installment. This week's quote is from Isaac Asimov:
"Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night."
Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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