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The Capital District Humanist Society Presents: Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

February 11 @ 1:00 pm

You know how when someone disagrees with you, and you educate them with your evidence, they say, “Of course you’re right! How could I have been so wrong?!?”  Yeah, that doesn’t happen often.  Melanie Trecek-King will explain how to think better and have more productive conversations.

Melanie Trecek-King is an Associate Professor of Biology at Massasoit Community College, where she teaches a course designed to equip students with critical thinking, information literacy, and science literacy skills, using a “teach skills, not facts” approach. She is the Education Director for the Mental Immunity Project and the Cognitive Immunology Research Collaborative (CIRCE), which aims to inoculate minds against misinformation. 

This program begins at 1:00 PM, both in-person and via Zoom.  The in-person event will be held at Pinnacle Living, 45 Forts Ferry Road, Latham, NY. It is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be available starting at 12:30 PM. Please bring your own beverage. 

If you wish to attend via Zoom and are not a current paid member of CDHS, send an email request to: [email protected] several days prior to the event.  Or log onto our Meetup page:  https://www.meetup.com/Capital-District-Humanist-Society/. Click on JOIN, then ATTEND, then RSVP, and the link will be available.
To learn more about CDHS, please go to www.humanistsociety.net


February 11
1:00 pm
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