People, You should have your latest issue of Phactum in the mail. If you don’t subscribe, send 15$ and maybe donation money too, made out to Ray Haupt 639Message 1 of 1 , Feb 9, 2005View Source
P e opl e ,
You should hav e your lat e st issu e of Phactum in th e mail. If you don’t subscrib e , s e nd 15$ and mayb e donation mon e y too, mad e out to Ray Haupt 639 Ell e t Str. Philad e lphia PA 19119.
F e b 12 is Darwin day – for mor e info, s e e :
I heard Randi will be on TV Thursday the 10th on ABC’s Prime Time Live dealing with a Brazilian healer.
Let me know if you have science training and would be willing to serve as a judge for a March 15th Science fair competition at Delaware Valley College . W e ar e also looking for a volunt e e r sp e ak e r to sp e ak March 12 in th e DC ar e a to th e sk e ptic group to our south. And we are looking for a volunteer to help translate some of our past 2 years of Phactum articles into web pages.
In other news, the Society for Scientific Exploration (yeah, they kind of are the other side – but at least are fairly sane and educated) is going to cover my travel costs to speak in Florida May 19 – 21 for their meeting themed: “Skepticism and the Scientific Method”.
I close with a summary of our coming speakers as found on our web page:
Saturday F e b 19th 2005 2pm– Confronting Cr e ationists in th e Schools
W e ar e awar e of th e Dov e r PA school district r e c e ntly d e ciding to includ e disclaim e rs conc e rning th e t e aching of e volution. A numb e r of pro-Sci e nc e groups hav e tri e d to h e lp fix th e probl e m. Our sp e ak e r, Colin Purrington will giv e a v e ry short history on why Fundam e ntalists hav e such a burning d e sir e to und e rmin e e volution e ducation, with e mphasis on th e ir most r e c e nt succ e ss e s in G e orgia , Wisconsin , and P e nnsylvania public schools. H e ’ll talk about s e v e ral national organizations that try to confront th e s e gains, and about how th e contributions of "ordinary" p e opl e , e sp e cially par e nts, ar e e v e n mor e n e e d e d today. And h e will giv e an ov e rvi e w of my " e volution outr e ach" proj e cts that aim to g e t such p e opl e int e r e st e d in (or outrag e d by) th e quality of biology instruction at th e ir childr e n's schools.
Und e rgrad: R e e d Coll e g e , Portland , OR (bio major)
PhD: Brown Univ e rsity (studi e d s e x ratio bias in plants)
Post-doctoral r e s e arch: Washington Univ e rsity in St. Louis , University of Chicago (studied risks of genetically modified plants)
Current: Associate Professor at Swarthmore College (teach evolution, study parasitic plant evolution)
March 19th 2005 The Social Epistemology of Medical Consensus Conference”
Miriam Solomon is on for March 19. Sh e will talk on th e social e pist e mology of m e dical cons e nsus conf e r e nc e s and th e cons e nsus proc e ss e s of sci e ntific communiti e s (i. e ., how do e xp e rt pan e ls com e to agr e e m e nt on m e dical controv e rsi e s?). Miriam is a prof e ssor of philosophy at T e mpl e Univ e rsity and dir e ctor of Graduat e Studi e s.
And a bri e f bio:
Miriam Solomon is Prof e ssor of Philosophy at T e mpl e Univ e rsity . Sh e r e c e iv e d h e r BA from Cambridg e Univ e rsity (Natural Sci e nc e s) and h e r PhD in Philosophy from Harvard Univ e rsity (Philosophy). Sh e has publish e d wid e ly in e pist e mology, philosophy of sci e nc e , philosophy of languag e , m e dical e thics and f e minist philosophy. H e r book, “Social Empiricism” is publish e d by MIT Pr e ss (2001).
April 16 Ted Schick – coauthor of “How to Think About W e ird Things”
W e had T e d Sp e ak 7 y e ars ago. Click h e r e – go to end to see report. His book is now a t e xt book in hundr e ds of coll e g e s. H e has don e an e xc e ll e nt job of g e tting paid to g e t th e e ducational e stablishm e nt to t e ach our m e ssag e conc e rning critical thinking. H e will talk about critical thinking and drawing conclusions.
Bio: Th e odor e Schick Jr. is a prof e ssor of philosophy at Muhl e nb e rg Coll e g e , All e ntown , PA 18104 , and co-author (with L e wis Vaughn) of How to Think About W e ird Things. H e r e c e iv e d his B.A. from Harvard Univ e rsity and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown Univ e rsity . H e has publish e d num e rous articl e s on e pist e mology, philosophy of sci e nc e , philosophy of mind, and e thics in such journals as Sk e ptic, Int e rnational Philosophical Quart e rly, Philosophy and Ph e nom e nological R e s e arch, Id e alistic Studi e s, Thought, Th e Journal of Sp e culativ e Philosophy, Th e Journal of A e sth e tic Education, and Dialog.
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