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Where do biases originate?

  • Apr 7, 2013 · 5:00 PM

It's been too long (sorry!), but we're finally getting together for another Deep Thinkers meetup! This topic comes courtesy of longtime Deep Thinker Chris Clipper, who is making the trek from San Diego to host the discussion, which will focus on the origin of human biases, and to examine how and why they differ from belief.

As Chris puts it:

"Come meet with us and we'll look at the psychology of innate human biases as distinguished from belief. To this end, we will show a couple of experiments in bias that will help to frame the discussion. The discussion is likely to include how and why biases arise and what can be done about them. Including can we avoid biases or are we determined by them? And can bias be logically challenged to reversed?"

We'll be back at the IHOP in Westchester, and Chris will have some audio-visual aids to help get the discussion underway. So, make an early evening of it and come see the gang on Sunday for some invigorating chat. Please invite any friends you want, and remember that you can participate or just sit and enjoy the debate.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, April 7!




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  • Larry S.

    great discussion with many varied and interesting proponents

    April 8, 2013

  • Raymond F.

    Wish I had been there. I got depressed watching Notre Dame lose to Connecticut instead.

    April 8, 2013

  • Chris

    Thanks for everyone taking time from your weekend to enjoy some food and conversation. And thanks to Todd for letting me co-host this meetup in a subject I found fascinating to learn more about while researching our topic on Bias.

    I'd also like to second Todd's invitation to everyone to participate in our Meetup Discussion Board. So please use the message board to share more on whatever topic you raised or, as often happens, you came up with some new and interesting but hours afterwards! I'll be posting some follow-up issues, glossary, references, and other related information.

    April 8, 2013

  • Todd K.

    We had a fantastic discussion last night. With just over 20 people participating, charter member Chris Clipper led the group on issues of bias, and it was really invigorating!

    Here's the NPR show (not on So. Cal. radio) that I mentioned:

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Todd K.

    Another amazing discussion - in-depth, illuminating, intelligent!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Susan

    Excellent meet-up! Both moderators were great! Most attendees seemed to be engaged in the topic.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • gil l.

    very good venue and in spite of group size was generally well mannered

    April 7, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Sorry, I find that I can't make it this time. Enjoy!

    April 7, 2013

  • wanderlens

    Last minute change of plans. Won't be able to make it.

    April 7, 2013

  • Kitty M.

    I have to work

    April 7, 2013

  • Josie

    I'll try to make it. Btw check out this one on the future of fashion. Expert speaker Anouk Wipprecht from the Netherlands on a world tour: Check out past events for all sort of interesting topics and discussions.

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • John G.

    A disturbing documentary that aired on Indian TV regarding the systematic and widespread discrimination and prejudice against India's Dalits (untouchables), inherent in that country's social fabric:

    And a CBS 60 Minutes segment regarding biases in infants:

    April 6, 2013

  • JK M.

    Next time! Sounds like a fascinating group. JK

    April 5, 2013

  • Kevin

    looks interesting...

    April 1, 2013

  • Todd K.

    Here's a segment from Science Friday that definitely touches on this topic:

    March 31, 2013

  • Sylvia


    March 29, 2013

  • Karen

    Hope I can come- I keep coming back to the email- very much intrigued! Thanks for putting this together.

    March 29, 2013

  • Cindy

    It'll be my first time... *gulp*

    March 29, 2013

  • wanderlens

    Pretty sure my afternoon commitment will be done by then, but may be a little late.

    March 29, 2013

  • Jan H.

    Looking forward to it, as usual!

    March 29, 2013

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