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Jan. 11 – Dunedin – Science – The Summit of Human Achievement

Date:
Saturday, January 11
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Ave.
Dunedin, FL, FL US

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Organized by:
Jim Peterson

Description:

These are perplexing times. Facts are conflated with ideas and opinions or mere feelings. In a world where religious, political, and a variety of other “controversial” matters are essentially unresolvable in ordinary terms, we are left to flounder in a sea of uncertainty.
But we have tools. They do involve some effort of course, but with them, humanity has been able to construct a body of reliable information about the universe, the world, and ourselves.
This trove of information and the methods used to acquire it are a public resource we call science.
Unlike some other forms of knowledge, it is continuously changing to reflect the addition (and occasionally the deletion or modification of some concepts or data) to sharpen our insight as to what the nature of reality is.

This Saturday’s discussion will be led by some of our leading science members/advocates. Among them are:
Jordan Williams, Brad Perryman, and Mike Kahn.
We will look at some of the recent discoveries and examine the threats posed by the faux epistemological doubts raised by our present political-social tumult.

The Humanist Society of the Suncoast invites anyone with a thirst for knowledge or a sense of wonder to attend our monthly meetings at the Dunedin Library. Each month we either offer an interesting speaker on a current topic or moderate a group discussion with our wise, not-too-weary and opinionated membership.
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The monthly newsletter from Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason: http://tampabaycor.net/newsletters.htm

The Humanist Society of the Suncoast is a founding member of the Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason. Learn about TBCOR at: www.tampabaycor.net
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After our meeting, please consider joining us at a nearby local restaurant for a chance to relax and converse with old friends and make new ones as well.
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The Humanist Society of the Suncoast meets on the second Saturday of the month At 2 PM approximately 10-11 times per year. Always check our meetup page to verify the exact details. http://bit.ly/2Qy5aDz
Some meetings may be delayed for holidays and scheduling conflicts.

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