Science Discussion Series-PDX and Beaverton

Science Discussion: an on-going series of discussion groups focused upon science and utilizing the scientific perspective (naturalism, critical thinking).

The meetup tries to alternate monthly between Friendly House and the Beaverton Library (when rooms are available, otherwise the default is Friendly House): this month we are at the Friendly House. There will be meetings at the Beaverton Library in September and  November on the Thursdays before the 3rd Sunday.

Within the scope of group discussions is anything science-related (e.g. philosophy of science, methods of science, things that hinder science, ethical implications of scientific discoveries and spin-off technology, philosophy inspired by science, etc.). When the subject of discussions are problems (of individuals or society), the intent is to discuss them with a critical, analytical, scientific perspective (objective and unbiased), with more focus upon framing and setting up problems than arriving at solutions. Political discussion is considered outside the scope of the group.

Information on the topic of this discussion will be posted in the comments section when it becomes available.

All fees are paid by our HGP sponsors; donations towards the work of HGP are gratefully accepted.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Steve! Great food for thought, as always! Looking forward to the next session.

    August 18, 2013

  • Jill

    Enjoyed, sparked interest for more study, very good.
    On the nutrition discussion, diet etc., for me, I like the taste of meat, think I do anyway, however go predominately vegetarian for different reasons. Wondering if sentience matters, of course it should. Ethics could get in there somewhere. Many religions truly believe humans, being the most intelligent have some rightful 'dominion' over the rest of the species. Says so in that book. Don't get me going.

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Steve, is this still on? I don't see it on the Humanist calendar.

    August 6, 2013

    • Steve J.

      Yes, it is. I'll get it on the HGP schedule. Thanks for letting me know!

      August 7, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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