- Eliminating Poverty
Extreme poverty in the world is on the decline and has been for some time now. However, entrenched poverty still exists in many parts of the world with little remedy in near sight. How can we globally reduce or even eliminate poverty, in all its forms, where and whenever it occurs?
- Reversing Climate Change
First we will look at some of the most compelling evidence that human activity is the most major factor contributing to global climate change, then we will look at big ideas which may work in reversing climate change, or whether this is even within reach.
- The Concept of Evil
The concept of evil is limited to our human understanding of the concept. Perhaps the ultimate evil to exist would have to be non-human, some sentient being divorced of such attributes as empathy and compassion. In this meetup we explore what the concept of evil is, and if possible, how to define and eliminate it in our lives. Furthermore, how might we safegueard ourselves from it in the future.
- Understanding Intuition
In his self-titled biography, Jobs touted the power of intuition and described its impact on his work at the helm of Apple. “Intuition is a very powerful thing,” he told writer Walter Isaacson, “more powerful than intellect.” Notably, Merriam-Webster defines intuition as “quick and ready insight.” What exactly is intuition? How to we understand it, and how can we benefit from it?
- American Exceptionalism
Is American Exceptionalism an actual thing or just a myth, or perhaps both. How might we even measure this, or even apply legitimate meaning to such an assertion. Is this really the land of the free and the home of the brave, or Land of the thief, home of the slave? - Thanks T.
- Living Universe - Evolution of Life Theory
What might be beyond human existence? Is there more to life than what meets the eye. We previously discussed living rights, next is a discussion about a model of existence which might actually make sense.
- Dreams & Nightmares - The Science and Mythology of Dreaming
Dreaming is a remarkable physiological process long entwined with "Spirituality" and mythology. We will discuss the science and delve into the philosophy and mythology of dreaming. Reminder: There is no Nova Social meeting on Thursday the 18th. This meeting is on the 25th.
- Living Rights - Part III - The Living World
Bringing our two discussions on human and animal rights together into a broader vision. How our philosophy toward living things in general may be at the heart of our humanity. What is our current disposition toward life, where is it trending, and where may it end up?
- Healthier Together
Diabetes is a national epidemic, and getting worse! Managing health and wellness for ourselves and our families is increasingly difficult. Our profit driven food, health care, and pharmaceutical industries have failed us. Obesity and its related illness are continuing to rise. It is time we come together and do something to take back control and help one another achieve and sustain optimal health! Every Saturday at 4:00pm to 5:30pm we will meet to share tips, information, and knowledge, optionally weigh in (privately), and encourage one another to reach our individual health goals / needs. Nova Social has had many meetups around nutrition, health and wellness, and have discussed many times the virtue of maintaining personal health. Now it is time we take the talk to action and work together to help one another obtain and maintain healthy weight and healthy lifestyles.