The Salon - "The Role of Science in Today's Society"

May 22, 2015  |  1:30PM - 3PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free.

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation

The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing, fun, and thought provoking.  Next up is:

The Role of Science in Today's Society

Our lives are increasingly affected by innovations in science. Science is the state or fact of ‘knowing’ and deals with objective demonstrations and observed facts systematically classified. Science incorporates trustworthy methods for the discovery of new truth. Unlike many beliefs or opinions, science is subject to revision based on objective evidence. Why then do we frequently hear statements like, "I don’t believe the science surrounding __________?” Fill in the blank with just about anything that goes against individuals’ fundamental beliefs. What are some of the causes and ramifications of rejecting science? How does science fit into the cultural, political, and industrial aspect of modern society?

Join us on Friday, May 22 at 1:30 pm at the Bainbridge Public Library as we discuss the role of science in the 21st century. A short reading from National Geographic entitled, "The Age of Disbelief” can be found here to help spur your thoughts on the topic.  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text

More about "The Salon"

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1270 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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