We will be watching a couple of videos from the TED conferences - (Technology, Entertainment, Design) - TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Show up, bring a snack, and discuss interesting ideas!
Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception
Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things -- from alien abductions to dowsing rods -- boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble.
Kary Mullis - a way to fight back against killer infections
Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, unveils a radical new cure that shows extraordinary promise.
VS Ramachandran on your mind
Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:http://www.meetup.com/Rationalist-Society-of-Saint-Louis/calendar/13784556/
When: Sunday, June 27,[masked]:00 PM
1806 Allen Ave
St. Louis, MO 63104
This Meetup repeats on the 4th Sunday of every month.
If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)
You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Rationalist-Society-of-Saint-Louis/suggestion/