Particle Fever screening draws 100+; filmmakers on radio Friday

At Sunday’s CFI-L.A.‘s “Feed Your Brain” presentation, the documentary Particle Fever was shown to an overflowing crowd of more than 100. The film shows the excitement of scientists as they operate the Large Hadron Collider and successfully find the elusive Higgs Boson. The filmmakers, Mark Levinson and David Kaplan, are expected to be interviewed on …

Poundstone talk, election polling place highlight CFI-L.A.’s week

Discussing with a full house audience of 75 Sunday how an ESP experiment on the radio inspired the science of human predictability, author William Poundstone described from his new book psychologist Louis Goodfellow’s determination that the public’s guesses about random mental targets were not random, but predictable. His new book, Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical …

Prothero slams science deniers at CFI-L.A. talk

Speaking to a full house of 85 attendees at the Center for Inquiry-L.A. last Sunday, Prof. Donald Prothero, a well-known L.A.-area geologist, author and guide for scientific tours, criticized science deniers, from creationists to climate change “skeptics”. Prothero, who also appeared on Point of Inquiry on May 12, then signed copies of his book Reality …

SOS celebrates with “Festival of Recovery,” CFI-L.A. hosts Krauss and Zuckerman

During a busy week in Los Angeles, the Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), headed by Jim Christopher at CFI-L.A., co-sponsored the 7th annual Festival of Recovery, the branch hosted the documentary The Unbelievers followed by a panel discussion with Lawrence Krauss and filmmakers Gus and Luke Holwerda, and featured Prof. Phil Zuckerman at its “Feed …

Café Inquiry heads busy week of 8 events at CFI-L.A.

In a break from the usual serious discussions at Café Inquiry, a hilarious game called “Cards Against Humanity” led by skeptical blogger Ross Blocher and pitting teams against each other for finding the funniest answer card to one with a question was part of a busy week at CFI’s Steve Allen Theater. There were five …

“Brother Sam Singleton” brings his atheist evangelist message to CFI-L.A.

In his 1st Southern California performance of his 5th one-man show, writer-actor Roger Scott Jackson performed his satirical theater-piece as the comedic character “Brother Sam” to an audience of more than 65 at the twice-monthly “Feed Your Brain” lecture series on Sun., March 2, in the Steve Allen Theater. Asking the attendees to yell out …

Services

As a community center, CFI-L.A. offers a variety of services to skeptics and secular humanists in Southern California. Do you need space for an event? Our meeting room may be available. The meeting room at the Center can hold up to 120 people, theater-style, and even more for a party. While we do reserve the …