Why, when people are more educated than ever in the history of humankind, do we have a very substantial proportion of the population holding beliefs that do not appear to be supported by science?
Various groups question the efficacy of vaccines, evolution and global warming despite the evidence scientists place before us. Why would we choose to take actions that are not in our own best interests? Why do people continue to smoke? Are humans basically irrational? Or are we selective and only believe what confirms our pre-existing biases?
Come to the Philosophers’ Café on Wednesday, March 4, as psychologist Frank Young helps us explore this perplexing question.
Once a month a speaker will introduce a theme to the Café, and then all who attend can join in respectful, non-partisan conversation, or just sit back and listen. You are welcome to propose topics and introduce them at future Cafés. Themes should be of broad interest and national significance, and have an element of controversy to them.
As with each Café, the host will have just 10 minutes to introduce the topic, and then the floor is open for 50 minutes of moderated discussion.
The event runs from 7-8 p.m. at the Comox Quality Foods Café (in the solarium)
2275 Guthrie Road, Comox. There is no admission charge. For more Info: firstname.lastname@example.org