Skeptics of Tucson Monthly Meetup (NOTE THE CHANGE IN VENUE!)

  • January 14, 2013 · 7:00 PM

The monthly meeting of the Skeptics of Tucson are held on the second Monday of the Month at the Denny's on Speedway, near Alvernon at 7PM. Many show up early for dinner and conversation prior to the official meeting.

NOTE: Our normal meeting Denny's is undergoing remodeling. WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE DENNY'S near Alvernon and 22nd.

 

In past meeting we have discussed climate change and we all seem to be in agreement that it is real. However, we have had essentially no discussion or clue on what to do about it (which seems to be a trend in our society). So, Rohn Brown would like to make people aware of what he calls "The Orphan Fuel - Conceived in the United States but about to be adopted by China." Is there a conspiracy of ignorance at play here or is Nuclear Physics just too much for an even above average person (to include most scientists and engineers)? In the tradition of Skepticism, Rohn Brown will be telling us not what to think but rather where we might be able to find information in order to come to our own conclusion and what we might look for.

 

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  • Don L.

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    January 14, 2013

  • Don L.

    Aside from being frozen, the meeting went extremely well. Rohn's presentation was interesting and educational. Good discussions also.

    January 14, 2013

  • Rohn B.

    Just noticed my lack of editing skills. How did difference get in instead of different?

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sure., but only if, say, the government wishes for me to act and behave like all/most others... oh yes, they probably do.

    No, no, do not torture myself in front of celebrities and arbitrary self-congratulatory award or interview shows!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... ;)

    January 11, 2013

  • Rohn B.

    Keep up these depressing thoughts and you may have to consider Lithium. Ironically, I will include Lithium in my talk albeit in a difference context.

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thus highlights the shame, of the standard of education for most, that is bought with one's tax money... and, invariably, many human lives. ;(

    January 11, 2013

  • Rohn B.

    Hence the need for continuing education and organizations like Skeptics where Joe can learn to think and reason. In many instances one can choose to be a victim or not by their actions.

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And the average 'joe' is kept distracted enough such that he can not reason through the positives and negatives.

    January 11, 2013

  • Rohn B.

    As a comment I would like to offer a quote from Rod Adams: “Rational decision making requires a realization that perception is NOT reality, that decisions about important issues like energy supply systems are too important to be made with emotions instead of facts, and that the biggest advantage that human beings have over other mammals is our ability to reason. In order to make reasonable decisions, we need to know about and weigh both positives and negatives.”

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bye-the-by, I am flying back to Chile on Sunday. It has been fun and enjoyed meeting you all. I look forward to "passing through" in future -- only I will be passing through, say, for about 2-6 weeks! (rofl)

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Obviously the 'pest' here is Climate Change.

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Climate change is real, but it is also (mainly) natural. If any are to blame, it would be big companies, owners and or investors, NOT the average 'joe' who is dealing with the situation or context he is being guided into or provided.

    Climate change is natural, but with some self-serving interests or influence (as just mentioned, above). We must always be careful, as history is littered with attempts to eradicate one [man made] pest with another [man made] pest, only ending up again making things worse and or unpleasantly different.

    January 11, 2013

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