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Third Tues dinner and topical discussion

Dinner and socializing, followed by a discussion on the evening's topic which is generally announced in advance.


This month, we've invited Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding as our guest to come talk to us about the Justice Commission he's trying to convince the Commonwealth of Virginia to set up -- making sure the criminal justice system finds the actual culprit. It seems to have potential for a wide-ranging discussion on critical thinking topics, about evidence and proof in the legal system, the limits of reliability of different types of evidence and how to maximize that reliability, and possibly getting into how labels affect people's reactions to new ideas.

(There's an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch here.)

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  • David P.

    Sorry, something big came up! :-/

    May 20, 2014

    • David P.

      Yeah, crap, hate that I missed. I was looking at housing for next year, though, and remarkably found a place I just couldn't pass up - and wanted to act quickly! Looks like I'll be in good shape for next year.

      May 21, 2014

    • Caroline

      Housewarming party?

      May 21, 2014

  • Arthur B.

    This seemed to work out really well.

    On the downside, now we need to figure out what to do next month.

    May 20, 2014

    • Caroline

      We would be happy to have you lead next month. Once you decide which topic, just write up a paragraph or two and send it to me or Arthur so we can update the meeting entry. Sometimes people also include a link to a resource that people can read watch to prepare.

      May 21, 2014

    • Mrrzy

      Leviticus? Wasn't he a character in a Larry Niven novel?

      May 21, 2014

  • Bruce F.

    Sheriff Chip Harding was great. Sobering but valuable discussion.

    May 20, 2014

  • Caroline

    Thought it was an excellent meetup tonight. A good guest, and a great discussion.

    May 20, 2014

  • Caroline

    BTW, our guest is apparently guided by a Christian faith. Let us not let this distract us from the topic at hand and the good he is trying to do with his Commission.

    May 12, 2014

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