Today's Starter Topic: Overpopulation and "Factfulness"
On your own time and computer or phone, please watch the following videos:
1) Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've
ever seen - Jan. 14, 2007
2) How not to be ignorant about the world | Hans and Ola Rosling - 2014
3) Why the world population won’t exceed 11 billion - Hans Rosling -2015
4) For those who have the book "Factfulness" and read it, feel free to share your favorite portions of book at this meeting. We may also discuss and vote whether to choose this as our next book for discussion or vote on a new topic to discuss next meeting.
Otherwise, we will continue discussion on Pinker's book "Enlightenment". If you have topic suggestion for future meetings, bring up at end of meeting or email me at [masked]!
You do not need to watch the above YouTube videos nor read or have this book to participate in discussion. Our discussion will most likely broaden out to any timely topic that is on each of our mind. Starter topic is just an ice breaker. Those who have watched the videos, and/or read the book will have the first shot in starting our discussion.
Courtesy Coffee, cream and sugar provided. Conversations always lively and unconventional.
We may have a very brief update on the state of our local group HNPS, a round the table introduction of attendees and then discussion on our starter topic. After that we will wander to other topics of the day, time permitted.