I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:http://www.meetup.com/Critical-Thinking-Club/calendar/13950600/
When: Saturday, July 24,[masked]:00 AM
RidgePointe Senior Apartments
12600 Marion Ln. W
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Since absolute truth can only be approximated, then the only way to advance truthful knowledge is thru the use of the contradiction. Philosophers have agreed on this since Aristotle. Contradictions, or paradoxes, are usually sensed when ?things just don?t add up.? If we are going to apply critical thinking to such problems, then we must generate relevant hypotheses and attempt to falsify them, since truth is forever elusive. This talk does not rise to the level of paradoxes, but instead, describes a dozen ?ponderables? that have bothered this speaker for quite some time. I believe that the logical pursuit of any of these could produce some very useful conclusions.Biography: Ray Seth is a retired, ?semi-professional? student living in the Twin Cities. He did his graduate work at the U. of Minnesota in statistics, Psychology and medical diagnostics. During his working career, he was VP of Information Technology for three large corporations and owned and operated his own software development and operations research firms. He has been both a teacher and user of sophisticated statistical methods to solve business and other problems. He recently completed two years of composition studies at the U. of M. School of Music.
This Meetup repeats on the 4th Saturday of every month.
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