Science Discussion: an on-going series of discussion groups focused upon science and utilizing the scientific perspective (naturalism, critical thinking). In April, after the usual discussion of science news, Robert McGown will do a presentation on Radio Astronomy.
This month we are at the Beaverton Library: next month we'll be back at the Friendly House in Portland.
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.
See the comments below for information on the topic for the next meeting and how you can vote on it. Voting info will be available within two weeks of the last meeting.
Social time begins at 6:15, light refreshments provided; discussion is from 6:30 - 8:15.
All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor; donations towards the work of HGP are gratefully accepted.
We look forward to seeing you - bring a friend!