Coordinator - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:50
Looking for evidence-based ways to improve your memory?
Join us for a workshop on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am-4pm. Registration is $10 for HCCO members and includes lunch!
Topics to include:
- Building and using a memory palace
- Systematically making your own thoughts more vivid
- Systems for remembering sequences and numbers
cadfile - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:23
The March Humanist program focused on the Humanist principle of democracy. Those participating shared their concerns about how our democracy functions and concerns about protecting minority rights in a political system.
cadfile - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:04
Creationists are infamous for weaving straw man arguments reaped from the wide fields of ignorance and sometimes burning deceit.
We all know what Darwin's Theory of Evolution is, don't we? And yet, even those of us who have read and studied Darwin often make mistakes and describe things incorrectly.
"Evolving Misconceptions" is a talk (with handout) about how to present ourselves in explaining the Theory of Evolution and how to arm ourselves against the mistakes.
cadfile - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:17
How can we figure out, set, and achieve our goals? A recent workshop at a HCCO sponsored Rationality meeting, led by Gleb Tsipursky, provided some effective strategies for doing so. This post provides a brief summary of the talk with some useful links for additional information. A video of the workshop is linked at the end of this post.
Coordinator - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 13:14
As many of you noticed, Meetup.com had a service outage for most of the past weekend. This also caused some hiccups in how we share event information in other places. We're sorry to our event hosts and attendees for any problems this caused. This is the first time in many years of use that we have had any problems with Meetup, and we're confident they've resolved the problems. If you have any questions about the service outage, please check out the Meetup's Outage FAQ.
Dial-A-Humanist - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 06:07
First seen on March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” is the first play by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway, and with striking scenes and some humor, lesbian atheist Lorraine Hansberry brings to life many challenges of concern to Humanists.
cadfile - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:30
The Humanist Community of Central Ohio was mentioned in not one but two articles in Friday's Columbus Dispatch religion section. Both articles, by JoAnne Viviano, were positive toward HCCO and nonbelief in general.
cadfile - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:56
Did you know that one of the people responsible for what we now know as Black History Month was a Humanist? Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875 - 1950) was a historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history.
cadfile - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 14:48
We've had a page on Google Plus for sometime but just recently it has been refreshed. We plan on posting items there similar to the things we post on our Facebook page.
Do us a favor and if you use Google Plus follow our page and +1 and/or comment on our posts.
Dial-A-Humanist - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 17:04
Happy Darwin Day! On February 4, Ken Ham and Bill Nye held a debate about “whether Creationism is a viable model of origins.” Both are engaging speakers, but the two have different ways of reaching their conclusions on the issue. The difference between Ham’s way of reaching conclusions and Nye’s way shows clearly in their answers to the question, “What, if anything, would ever change your mind?”