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Eric D.

Organizer

Location:

Stanford, CA

Organizer since:

January 15, 2014

Can you hike at least five miles?

Yes.

Are you a member of any botanical, geological, zoological or scientific organizations (e.g. CNPS, GSA, Audubon, etc.)?

CNPS Riverside/San Bernardino Chapter, Field Trips Committee Chair

Are you a member of any environmental advocacy or hiking organizations (e.g. Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy)?

Sierra Club

Do you have any professional or amateur expertise in any field of science or technology?

Statistician, amateur California field botanist

What are some books, papers, or places you have enjoyed?

Books and Papers: * René Descartes - Meditations on First Philosophy * Immanuel Kant - Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals * Karl Popper - The Logic of Scientific Discovery, * George Orwell - 1984, * Hans Reichenbach - The Rise of Scientific Philosophy * Willard Van Orman Quine - Two Dogmas of Empiricism, * Thomas Szasz - The Myth of Mental Illness, * Stanislaw Lem - Solaris, * Thomas Kuhn - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, * David J. Chalmers and Andy Clark - The Extended Mind, * Jonathan Weiner - Time, Love, and Memory, * Ray Kurzweil The Singularity is Near, Places: * Baja CA in winter, * Deserts in spring, * High Sierras in summer

Introduction

My name is Eric John Diesel. I am a statistician and neuroethicist living part time in SF, LA, the Mojave Desert, and along Hwy 395, doing volunteer work with the elderly in each area.

What Eric D. is saying about this Meetup Group

The diverse knowledge of people in this group always makes it a great hiking experience.


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