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think. Discussion Topics - Archive & Proposals

Harland
Nunayer_Beezwax
Group Organizer
Portland, OR
Post #: 74
think.ers,

I enjoyed the breadth of topic selections through which we ranged in our first year, and for 2014 plan to revisit some of the most popular (and controversial) as well as extend our intellectual tentacles into some new domains. For reference, orientation, discussion, and inspiration I would like to post here a list of the 42 topics that think. examined in 2013.

Please use this thread to talk about which of these you might like to revisit, and suggest new topics if there is something you would like to talk about.

2013 think. topics:
Cognitive Bias
Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
Time Travel
Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach
Lawrence Krauss' Fear of Physics
Emergence v. Reductionism
Radical Life Extension
Steven Pinker's The Stuff of Thought
Epistemological Skepticism
Conspiracy Theories & Psychology
Plato's "Meno"
Chimpanzee Politics
Memes: Evolution of Information
Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra
Information, Entropy, and Reality: It from Bit
Philosophy of Science
The Censored TED Talks
Alan Watts' The Book
The Science of Consciousness
Daniel Dennett's Consciousness Explained
Mental Eliminativism
Philosophy of Mind
Is Math Discovered or Invented?
General Semantics
Robert Anton Wilson's Quantum Psychology
Kurt Vonnegut's Timequake
Biology's Identity Crisis
What is Life?
The Gaea Hypothesis
Erwin Schrodinger's "What is Life?"
Scientific Experimentation
The Fine Tuned Universe
Marshal Mcluhan's Understanding Media
Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape
What is Truth?
What is Evidence?
What is Reality?
Democracy Reconsidered
The Nature of Technology
"Dangerous" Ideas

2014 Topics
Survey of Critical Thinking Tools
Criticizing Critical Thinking
Transhumanism, AI, Space Travel
Trolleyology - Experimental Philosophy and Moral Reasoning
Molyneaux's Problem - Brains, Minds, and Synesthesia
Can Human Beings Understand the Universe?

My great thanks to all for creating and maintaining such an interesting community.
A former member
Post #: 2
Harland,

It's really impressive just looking at such a large and varying list of topics. Keep up the great work and -- above all -- have fun with it.

Portland is lucky to have you.
Bert L.
user 12829293
Portland, OR
Post #: 4
how about adding

1. climate change

2. nootropics

3.
or far out topics such as dismantling today's factory agriculture into one that produces mostly vegetarian and lab synthesized foods. or turns deserts into aquaponic farms
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