The Center for Philosophical Naturalism is holding a free class for kids on Sun. April 6th in Beaverton. All details for the event can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/mzowsr5 .
The topic for the class is "logical fallacies for kids." We'll discuss what some of the common logical fallacies are, and give examples. We'll also ask the kids to offer some examples. Here's a neat little chart of common logical fallacies that you can print for yourself: http://tinyurl.com/nqba5yk . Philosopher Thomas Huxley once said: "Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."
At the beginning of the lesson we'll also have a little science demo; dealing with water, milk, soap, and color dissipation. What kid, and adult, doesn't like mixing chemicals together?
The Center for Philosophical Naturalism was founded with the goal to help people to learn how to have a naturalistic worldview. As humans, we evolved biologically, as well as memetically. People should learn how to think clearly and accurately, and that takes training, just like any other discipline.
For those of a nonreligious mindset, here's some other groups on meetup.com that you might find interesting:
-- Westside Science & Religion Disc.: http://tinyurl.com/bkmhdl5
-- Sunday Assembly: http://tinyurl.com/kkc8nyw
-- Center for Inquiry: http://tinyurl.com/mps923r
-- Humanists of Greater Portland: http://tinyurl.com/kmbmt57
-- Atheists Etcetera: http://tinyurl.com/nhjr3ha
-- Philosophy Workshop: http://tinyurl.com/pzs4ajc
-- The Center for Philosophical Naturalism: http://tinyurl.com/l6rd4sl