Celebrate Darwin’s Birthday

On February 12, 2009, Google celebrated Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday with a Doodle:

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This year CFI Toronto is celebrating Darwin’s 205th birthday by hosting a Lunch with Dr. Eugenie Scott:

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Wednesday, February 12, CFI Toronto invites you to join us for lunch with Dr. Eugenie Scott, physical anthropologist and Executive Directory of the National Center for Science Education. The event will take place at L’espresso Bar Mercurio, down the street from the ROM, at 1:00pm.

The lunch precedes Dr. Scott’s talk at the ROM at 7:00pm, in which she’ll discuss what Charles Darwin would have thought of today’s creationist movements if he were still alive to see them. Dr. Scott’s talk will be followed by a performance of “The Rap Guide to Evolution” by artist and scholar, Baba Brinkman.

Come for just the lunch, or stay for the evening!

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet one of the world’s leading critics of young earth creationism and intelligent design.

Get your tickets now!

Memo to the CBC

To: Hubert T. Lacroix, CEO, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation From: Veronica Abbass Date: February 5, 2014 Re: “Vatican ‘regrets’ damning UN report on abuse” The picture of a pious thoughtful pope holding an over sized, ostentatious crucifix at the top of the CBC article “Vatican ‘regrets’ damning UN report on abuse” … Continue reading

Can Science Support Creationism? A Great Presentation by Penny Higgins of the University of Rochester

CFI (Centre for Inquiry) has shared a CSI (The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) presentation by Dr. Pennilyn (Penny) Higgins, a Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester, called Can Science Support Creationism? The Use and Abuse of the Fossil Record. It’s well outlined … Continue reading

Religion Does Not Get a Pass: The Lev Tahor Case in Chatham

An Ontario judge has ruled that thirteen Lev Tahor (a Haredi sect) children are to be surrendered to Quebec child welfare authorities pending a 30-day appeal. You may recall that the entire Lev Tahor community of 200 people (half of them children) moved from Quebec to Chatham after investigations from … Continue reading

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