November 18, 2012 · 11:00 AM
CFI-LA's FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series
Accepting the Absurd
Our current understanding of the universe incorporates ideas that seem absurd: Space is expanding and accelerating. Most of the “stuff” of the universe isn't the protons and neutrons that a generation was taught to believe.
Why does science take these things seriously? Leonard Tramiel, coordinator of the Center for Inquiry-San Francisco, will explain the evidence and thought process that have forced a fundamental re-examination of our understanding of the nature of our universe. The result is both strange and deeply satisfying.
Tramiel, who also is on the Editorial Board for Skeptical Inquiry and Executive Council of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, holds a PhD in Physics from Columbia University. He is a retired hi-tech executive with a deep interest in science, science education, and public attitudes toward science.
COST: $8, Students $4; Free for Friends of the Center
This lecture will be repeated at 4:30 p.m..
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Costa Mesa Community Center
1845 Park Avenue
Costa Mesa CA
The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to "To promote and defend reason, science, and freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor." CFI organizations publish Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazines. See www.CFIWest.org for more information, or call (323) 666-9797.