Accepting the Absurd: How Skepticism is Revealing the Nature of the Universe
|When:||Back to Calendar February 22, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||Where:||Fiddler’s Green
333 El Camino Real
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Our current understanding of the universe incorporates ideas that seem absurd: Space is expanding and accelerating. Most of the “stuff” of the universe isn’t the protons and neutrons that a generation was taught to believe. Why does science take these things seriously? This talk will explain the evidence and thought process that have forced a fundamental re-examination of our understanding of the nature of our universe. The result is both strange and deeply satisfying.
About the Speaker: Leonard Tramiel is Coordinator of the Center for Inquiry (CFI) San Francisco, is on the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) Executive Council, and holds a PhD in Physics from Columbia University. He is a retired hi-tech executive with a deep interest in science, science education, and public attitudes toward science.
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