Metacognitive Brunch: a discussion group

Fancy a midday helping of open-ended intellectual exchange? Join a small group of aspiring critical thinkers for great, inexpensive food and lively discussion of topics relating to skepticism, secularism, science, philosophy, psychology, and other matters of the mind. We will meet outside, take a head count, and head inside as a group at 11 a.m. sharp. (If you arrive late, you're welcome to join us if sufficient seating is available, but there are no guarantees!) This event is tentatively scheduled for the second and fourth Sunday of each month.

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  • Dorothy K.

    I arrived late but still manage to participate in several informative discussions.

    August 24

    • Kevin T. K.

      I'd recommend it to anyone else.

      August 25

    • Claire B.

      I really hate when that happens

      August 25

  • Lathian H.

    Pretty interesting unanticipated discussion of mood disorders with some people two of whom turned out to be experts. I disagree with the position that it is not useful to try to understand why you get depressed just learn skills to deal with the symptoms. I disagree but it was thought provoking to hear it espoused again, that's the classic CBT position on this which partly comes from a reaction against the psychoanalytic position and for programmatic reasons. So a great conversation. See come to Meta-Cognitive you just NEVER know what you will end up talking about, you just know you'll be talking with some great people.

    August 25

  • Jonathan N.

    I'm going to be 10 minutes or so late, but I'll be there.

    August 24

  • Kevin T. K.

    Hey! I wasn't notified! You'll not escape me so easily. I'm coming anyway.

    August 22

  • Lathian H.

    Just posting this link for those interested in a good critical review of "A troublesome Inheritance" aimed at non-experts. Me and Bill mixed it up a little on this one so I just wanted to a bit of sanity check for myself. (This happened last Meta-Cognitive) http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/a-troubling-tome

    August 19

  • Sumedh

    this is the first meetup I am hoping to attend with this group, is there any specific topic planned for these discussions?

    August 16

    • Lathian H.

      Really? I thought we were discussing String Theory and whether discussions of parallel universes at this point is basically beyond the bounds of rational inquiry and is actually shear speculation on the order of a religious discussion at this time because as of now they are a completely untestable proposition. WHY am I always the last to know!?

      1 · August 18

    • Sumedh

      I guess as long as we are not claiming that michio kaku heard these voices when he was day dreaming and therefor that is the absolute truth, we should be good talking about them!

      1 · August 18

  • Lathian H.

    Alright I guess this is my self-imposed D-Day for me having something to present something to Marc on the possibility of a CFI Science Meetup Discussion/Bookclub. I just really hate people to endure the bathroom at Cafe 28 on fifth but I think it would great, I'll just warn people. See ya soon alligators.

    August 16

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