October 17: Comox Valley Humanists and Mensa Social Posted: 2016-10-03 in Announcements Monday, October 17th at 6:30 pm A message from Charlotte Ostrowski: Kirsten Emmott has graciously volunteered to host a social for Mensans and members of the Comox Valley Humanists at her Comox Home. According to Wikipedia: Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition. The meaning of the term humanism has fluctuated according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. The term was coined by theologian Friedrich Niethammer at the beginning of the 19th century. Generally, however, humanism refers to a perspective that affirms some notion of human freedom and progress. In modern times, humanist movements are typically aligned with secularism, and today humanism typically refers to a non-theistic life stance centred on human agency and looking to science rather than revelation from a supernatural source to understand the world. If you find this interesting, and would like to meet with people who share this belief, it takes place Monday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. Kirsten has generously decided to provide cake and coffee for the occasion, but she probably wouldn't turn down donations of other baked goods or drinks. For directions please email or call Charlotte Ostrowski.