This is a group for anyone who loves science..... for folks who want a fun, sociable group of like-minded people to just learn and chat about the latest science and skepticism.
We will have virtual presentations until we can organize in-person events. If you know of a scientist, engineer or other science-oriented professional who would like to do an online program, please let us know and we can arrange it.
From acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world.
"Fascinating and exhilarating—Sean B. Carroll at his very best."
—Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Sean B. Carroll is an award-winning scientist, writer, educator, and film producer. He is Vice President for Science Education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Balo-Simon Chair of Biology at the University of Maryland.
His books include The Serengeti Rules (Princeton), Brave Genius, and Remarkable Creatures, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Twitter @SeanBiolCarroll
You will need to register in advance here-- http://bit.ly/CarrollSIP
RSVP to the Facebook Event here-- https://www.facebook.com/events/1010305066081890
A continuing collaboration with the Science Book Club NOLA!
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Criado Perez
From GoodReads: "Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued.
If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.
Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives."