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New Meetup: Applied Natural Philosophy

From: larens i.
Sent on: Thursday, August 6, 2009 2:39 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Creating the Future!

What: Applied Natural Philosophy

When: August 22,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Probably somewhere near downtown Berkeley.

How do we get to where we want to go in the 21st century? Where is it that we want to go anyway? What images come to mind with these questions?

What words are we going to use to be in community with the people going with us? Since the material world, ideas and words are constantly evolving, how are we going to negotiate common meanings? Who are these people anyway? What images come to mind?

In 1687 Isaac Newton published Philosophi? Naturalis Principia Mathematica, (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) laying out the principles of classical mechanics. The application of these principles led to what started to be called the Industrial Revolution by the 1720's. Since then ideas have greatly evolved and many new words, e. g., scientist and engineer, have arisen. As words proliferate, however, each one tends to become more restricted in meaning. To recapture the necessary breadth of meaning necessary for a good discussion about the course of the 21st century and our role in it, this meetup is called "Applied Natural Philosophy". Bring your thinking cap as we explore what we mean by "nature" and how we are going to act within it.

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