Tonight: Critical Thinking, State Line Classic tonight, Tuesday, July 17, 6:30pm at Panera Bread.

From: cole m.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:22 AM

#1) State Line Classic tonight, Tuesday, July 17, 6:30pm at Panera Bread. I love their toasted bagels and the cream cheese selection is delicious. 

I chose a topic about critical thinking in public schools.  Bring something you want to talk about.  

Carl Sagan talked plenty about the scientific method and critical thinking during his life. I believe his book, published in 1997, "The Demon-Haunted World" is a perfect example of this. I'll bring it Tuesday and read a little from it. Excellent read!  Cole[masked]


The Demon-Haunted World:

In my review for The Times of London of The Demon-Haunted World, I mentioned a chapter heading of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. “Who Speaks for Earth?” I went on that it was “a rhetorical question that expects no particular answer, but I presume to give it one. My candidate for planetary ambassador, my own nominee to present our credentials in galactic chancelleries, can be none other than Carl Sagan himself. He is wise, humane, polymathic, gentle, witty, well-read, and incapable of composing a dull sentence.”
Richard Dawkins

In his later books, such as Pale Blue Dot and The Demon-Haunted World, he took on—ably and daringly—the pseudoscience and nonscience that rots the American mind, ranging from creationism and alien abductions to beliefs in astrology. At a time when The X-Files and its clones dominate the airwaves, Carl’s loss is doubly tragic.
Author C Clarke

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