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Limits of Science: Book Discussion


Register 2020-02-13 19:00 2020-02-13 20:30 America/Los_Angeles Limits of Science: Book Discussion

“I don’t think that science is complete at all. We don’t understand everything, and one can see, within science itself, there are many inconsistencies. We just have to accept that we don’t understand.”– Charles H. Townes, Nobel Physics Prize winner and co-inventor of the laser. Many people, often non-scientists, say that science can and will answer everything. Yet, science itself sets explicit parameters on what it can and cannot study, and famous scientists from Albert Einstein to Isaac Newton have stated that there are things that science cannot answer. Many major and important areas are beyond the scientific method, including morality, ethics, spirituality, metaphysical and objective truth, art, and even scientific areas within science itself. This class is a discussion of David Cycleback’s academic, but short and easy-to-read book, Limits of Science (available free to participants). The author and class facilitator is an internationally known scholar working in cognitive science and philosophy, member of the Oxford University Philosophic Society, and author of six university textbooks in science and philosophy of science. Leader/Facilitator:                             David Cycleback Contact Info:                                      cycleback@cycleback.com Day and Date(s):                                 Thursday, February 13            Time:                                                        7 – 8:30 p.m.               Location:                                            Fireside Room Class Limit:                                         Min. 3, Max. 15 Registration Required:                      No, but helpful

Fireside Room, Westside UU congregation, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA

“I don’t think that science is complete at all. We don’t understand everything, and one can see, within science itself, there are many inconsistencies. We just have to accept that we don’t understand.”– Charles H. Townes, Nobel Physics Prize winner and co-inventor of the laser.

Many people, often non-scientists, say that science can and will answer everything. Yet, science itself sets explicit parameters on what it can and cannot study, and famous scientists from Albert Einstein to Isaac Newton have stated that there are things that science cannot answer. Many major and important areas are beyond the scientific method, including morality, ethics, spirituality, metaphysical and objective truth, art, and even scientific areas within science itself.

This class is a discussion of David Cycleback’s academic, but short and easy-to-read book, Limits of Science (available free to participants). The author and class facilitator is an internationally known scholar working in cognitive science and philosophy, member of the Oxford University Philosophic Society, and author of six university textbooks in science and philosophy of science.

Leader/Facilitator:                             David Cycleback

Contact Info:                                      cycleback@cycleback.com

Day and Date(s):                                 Thursday, February 13           

Time:                                                        7 – 8:30 p.m.              

Location:                                            Fireside Room

Class Limit:                                         Min. 3, Max. 15

Registration Required:                      No, but helpful