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The Capital District Humanist Society Presents: Weirdness!: What Fake Science and the Paranormal Tell Us About the Nature of Science
November 14 @ 1:00 pmFree
In a world full of weird claims and wild conspiracy theories, scientists, pundits, and activists can’t simply ask the public to trust science, but must communicate how science works and why it is essential. Weirdness! explores many of the odd beliefs that large sections of the public accepts, but the scientific mainstream rejects.
Taner Edis, born in Istanbul, holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Johns Hopkins University. He is professor of physics at Truman State University, and researches the philosophy and history of science.
Edis has written extensively about religious and paranormal claims, the rise of Islamist politics, and anti-evolutionary thought. His books include The Ghost in the Universe: God in Light of Modern Science; Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism, co-edited with Matt Young; Science and Nonbelief; An Illusion of Harmony: Science and Religion in Islam; and Islam Evolving: Radicalism, Reformation, and the Uneasy Relationship with the Secular West. His newest book, Wierdness!, came out in October.
This program will take place online, via Zoom, on Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at 1 PM, EST. Current paid CDHS members will automatically receive an invite to the meeting via e mail.
Anyone who is not a paid member of CDHS can attend. Simply log onto our Meetup page, https://www.meetup.com/Capital-District-Humanist-Society/ and use the RSVP function, and the link to the meeting will be available.