Many of us are also on Facebook! We cross-post all events on Meetup and Facebook, so you’d rather follow us there, here’s the link.
Not on Facebook? You can just check it out from right here. (You miss out on all the comments, though.)
Jairus proudly sports ALL the Skepticamp swag. At the same time. And so can you! Get you some at http://www.cafepress.com/chicagoskeptics.
(And you can see more of Ingrid's great photos from our 2012 event in our group photos!) ...
View on Facebook
Well, this is kinda terrible. ...
View on Facebook
There's a special screening of Cosmos at the planetarium March 4th? Well, MUST SHARE WITH YOU GUYS. Thanks Mike Mei for informing facebook. ...
View on Facebook Cosmos RSVP
You’re Invited!You and a guest are invited to attend the “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”premiere screening and live global Q&A event! TUESDAY, MARCH 4THChoose your location below. RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.Invitation is non-transferable. All attendees must RSVP and be…
'"As an educator, I try to get people to be fundamentally curious and to question ideas that they might have or that are shared by others," he said in a recent interview with Huffington Post. "In that state of mind, they have earned a kind of inoculation against the fuzzy thinking of these weird ideas floating around out there. So rather than correct the weird ideas, I would rather them to know how to think in the first place. Then they can correct the weird idea themselves. I don't just tell them no. That's pontifical."' ... View on Facebook
"We tend to think about GDP as if it's a natural object. It's like a mountain, and we have methods of measuring it that are better or worse and more or less accurate. But there is a thing there to be measured. And that's not just true with the economy: There's no natural entity called GDP in the universe." ... View on Facebook
Sibling Study Finds No Long-Term Breastfeeding Benefits For Kids ... View on Facebook
Marcus A Davis
I'm not very well versed in the successes and failures of climate change communication but I'd suspect reframing the issue as one of decision theory is a good idea because people can understand it:
"Failing to mitigate global warming by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions is fundamentally equivalent to continuing to smoke cigarettes, driving without a seat belt, or refusing to buy homeowner's insurance. Each situation represents the failure to take action to reduce the risks of a very dangerous outcome." ...
View on Facebook Cartoon: the climate contrarian guide to managing risk
Climate change is fundamentally a risk management problem. Whether or not you agree with the 97 percent expert consensus on human-caused global warming, there is an undeniable risk that the consensus is correct and that we're causing dangerously rapid climate change.