We are a meetup group based on the principles of hanging out and good cognitive hygiene.
If you're a fan of rational treatments of broad-ranging discussion topics and are in Ottawa and want to meet up and hang out, then you are in luck this group is for you.
We are always welcoming new members. Please feel free to come check us out even if you feel awkward about it, even if you’re not ‘a rationalist’, even if you’re worried people won’t like you, etc. Meetups are every Friday, with topic discussion starting at about 7pm. Location typically rotates between bars and the homes of members, but check the week's event page for specifics (Update as of global pandemic: we have altered to host meetups online or safely distanced outdoors, and will continue to adapt to changing circumstances to the best of our ability).
Often there will be a small set of relevant readings that will be posted week by week, but you are encouraged to join even if you did not read the readings.
You can find Rational Ottawa on Facebook