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Re: [socratescafe-114] The idea of Socrates Cafe

From: Paul C.
Sent on: Monday, April 30, 2012 7:15 AM
When scientists come to a question they can't readily answer such as: Was there time enough for life to evolve by chance on the earth? They tend hold out for naturalistic explanations.

They've had quite a bit of success over the last 200 years explaining things as due to natural causes rather then mysterious ones. So that when they come to something they can't yet fully explain they would rather say, "we believe that one day we will find an answer" then to say, "there must be something supernatural going on here that can never be understood."

Paul Citro

What do we do with our lives, we leave only a mark.
Will our story shine like a light, or end in the dark?

--- On Sat, 4/28/12, Dr. Norman R. Wise <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Dr. Norman R. Wise <[address removed]>
Subject: [socratescafe-114] The idea of Socrates Cafe
To: [address removed]
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:35 PM

The idea of Socrates Cafe is that people in a dialogue can sharpen each other thinking in the process of not only hearing the "conclusions" we have come to but the reasoning and information each person brings to the table. Such dialogue sharpens our thinking skills, challenges us to consider another person's point of view, and be open to more research on issues. We learn in dialogue. Also when two ideas that oppose each other come together they sometimes create a third idea which is better than either of the original ideas. This idea would never have been born except through the interaction of the dialogue. So the value is in the process and can take us to places we have not yet dreamed existed.  Hope to see you tomorrow at 2:30 PM or at 3:30 PM for the general discussion

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