Well, the meetup last night was indeed heated, and there is some widely felt frustration about what we were able to accomplish. Nevertheless, a fruitful discussion has spawned, and as Jon suggested, maybe the discussion-board format will prove a better venue to unfold the debate. You can see this here:
Anyway, for what it's worth, the ADDENDUM notes and quotes from Larry Laudan are available in pdf format here:
BTW, as was also discussed last night, I am leaving the area, and the main organizer for the group will be our good friend Victor Munoz, who has been co-organizer up to this point. As well, Gene will be assisting Victor, and anyone interested in lending a hand should contact Victor.
I will still be around for another month or so, and I will be at Victor's next meetup on the topic of Personal Identity. I couldn't be more happy with the way this group has developed and the amazing wealth of intellect we've been able to attract. Thanks to everyone for being a part of this amazing group and for helping to raise the standard for serious, rational (yet courteous) debate. Genuine philosophy is alive and well in