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About Us

Meet and collaborate online with others who share a passion for the scientific and philosophical exploration of cognition, intelligence, and consciousness relevant to humans, artificial intelligence (AI) systems, and advanced animals. Science and non-spiritualistic (non-metaphysical) philosophy are the frameworks that guide our inquiries and discussions. This is not a New Age group.

Is This Group for You?

To enjoy and benefit from participating in this group, you don't have to be a scientist or professional philosopher. If the following apply to you, you are a good candidate for our group:

• Genuinely interested in the group's focal topics (brain, mind, cognition, intelligence, consciousness, AI, etc.)

• You want to learn about and discuss these topics from an empirical, science-oriented perspective (rather than from a religious, spiritualistic, metaphysical, or New Age perspective)

• Lifelong learner who is able and willing to review posted materials prior to each meeting and to participate in discussions

• Self-disciplined in civil discourse (trolling, proselytizing, and other overly dominating, aggressive, or abusive behaviors won't be tolerated)

• Local to greater Albuquerque, New Mexico, or able to maintain collaboration remotely, through our blog or by other technological means

• Additionally, it would benefit the group's learning and social objectives if you are able and willing occasionally to take the lead on preparing and facilitating a discussion or related event (relevant field trip or guest speaker, etc.). 

Active Participation: You are welcome to be primarily a listener, but we'll all get more from our group if you put forward your own relevant questions, ideas, and understandings.

Meetings

We plan to meet once per month for a discussion, lecture, field trip and an occasional social gathering.

For the benefit of a successful group experience, we require that you:

• be respectful and civil at all events and in all comments posted on this site or our primary collaboration site at http://albuquirky.net. This is not a fight club.

• to remain an active member of the group, access this website and RSVP (Yes or No) a minimum of once in a six (6) month period. If you do not, your membership will be removed. Members in good standing may rejoin at any time.

• be true to your RSVPs. If you RSVP "Yes" and you do not attend or call or text the host (preferably before the event start time), you are a "No-Show." Your membership will be reviewed and possibly canceled if you are a "No-Show" three (3) times without reasonable cause. If you RSVP "No", or if you do not RSVP, we are not expecting you and your absence will not cause an inconvenience.

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  • New comment
    Edward Edward commented on Your Political Brain
    2 days ago
    Edward

    "I found a good, free e-book at bookzz.org:­ Moral Development­ and Reality: Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg, Hoffman and Haidt by John C. Gibbs (Oxford UP, 2014). Just enter the title at the main website and it will pop up as a pdf file...."

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  • New comment
    Ruth Ruth commented on Your Political Brain
    3 days ago
    Ruth

    "Passed the test"

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  • New Member
    Kyle G. Kyle G. joined
    4 days ago
  • New comment
    Rajpal S. Rajpal S. commented on Your Political Brain
    5 days ago
    Rajpal S.

    "1 was disappointm­ent that the baca center was closed. but we compensated­ ourselves by going to flying star."

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  • New comment
    Edward Edward commented on Your Political Brain
    5 days ago
    Edward

    "That article, as well as several of the readings for the meeting, well address Haidt'­s claims that liberals don't promote loyalty, authority or purity...."

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  • New comment
    Edward Edward commented on Your Political Brain
    5 days ago
    Edward

    "Good article on why Republicans­ are so cruel to the poor, citing some of the scientific research we read for the meeting: http://www.­salon.com/2­017/03/23/w­hy-are-repu­blicans-so-­cruel-to-th­e-poor-paul­-ryans-prof­ound-hypocr­isy-stands-­for-a-deepe­r-probl..."

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  • New comment
    Larry L. Larry L. commented on Your Political Brain
    5 days ago
    Larry L.

    "I think people should talk about talking about politics. As a country we need to find a way to discuss our differences­ without the hostility of recent times. If we can not disagree, then how will we grow?"

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  • New comment
    Mark H. Mark H. commented on Your Political Brain
    6 days ago
    Mark H.

    "All, sorry about North Domingo Baca Multigenera­tional Center being closed. After two consecutive­ meetings without a scheduling mistake on their part, I was lulled into complacency­ and didn't­ call them on Monday to confirm....­"

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  • New comment
    Eve Eve commented on Your Political Brain
    March 21
    Eve

    "started to go but.....bas­ically I voted a straight republican ticket last election!! I am so tired of politics! And yes, the Donald is a dud......a total dud. Absolutely exhausted with discussions­ about "repub­licans"­ vs...."

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  • New comment
    Mark H. Mark H. commented on Your Political Brain
    March 21
    Mark H.

    "Location change to Flying Star at SE corner of Wyoming and Paseo del Norte. Community center is closed."

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