Skepticism, Philosophical or Scientific? (Philosophy Matters)

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On Zoom Dictionaries often draw a distinction between the modern common meaning of skepticism and its traditional philosophical meaning, which dates from antiquity. The usual common dictionary definition is 'a sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something'; whereas the philosophical definition is ‘the theory that some or all types of knowledge are impossible'. […]

Melbourne’s Rough Sleepers – Who, Where and What to Do

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HV Public Presentation via Zoom with Bernie Geary, former Children’s Commissioner  of Victoria. After working as an outreach youth worker in West Heidelberg, at the Brosnan Centre and on the Victorian Youth Parole Board, Bernie was appointed in 2005 as Victoria’s first Children’s Commissioner. Now retired, he continues to chair a committee at the City of […]

Humanist Working Bee and Nature Walk

Wilson Reserve Ivanhoe, Victoria

Now rescheduled – Covid-19 restrictions permitting Out of doors with HV Treasurer, Robert Bender. Photo: Yellow robin by Robert Bender Restoring our environment to help sustain biodiversity has never been so important. Robert has been a conservation activist for several decades, and has a wealth of knowledge to share. This will be an opportunity to […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Religious Trauma: Identity and Relationships (On Zoom) In this series of sessions, professional counsellor, Caroline Winzenried, delves deeper into various aspects of religious trauma. In this session, she reveals how religious disillusionment can often introduce tension into relationships with friends and family who are still religious. Many people experience a profound loss when they leave […]

Philosophy Matters

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Can We Be Free-Willing Robots? On the Possibility of Free Will in a Deterministic World (On Zoom) The view that human beings do not exercise free will appears for many to be a consequence of a modern, scientific view of the universe and humankind's place in it. It is a view that is popular among […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Ask Me Any Question: Pantheist (On Zoom) In this series of Q&A sessions, we explore what it's like to think and walk in someone else's shoes. You've given up on your mission of pleasing the divine being/s and saving others. So, what do you believe now, how do you live and what do you care […]