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|30th November 2017, 07:40 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
January 2018 CNY Skeptics Meeting: ""Facts Donít Count (For Much)"
"Facts Donít Count (For Much): What, If Anything Can Rational Citizens Do About It"
Presentation by Professor Don Siegel, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University
Sponsored by CNY Skeptics
Time: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:00 PM
Where: Manlius Library, One Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY, 13104, USA
Event is Free and Open to the Public
Light refreshments will be served
Please contact 1-315-636-6533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Professor Don Siegel (Syracuse University, Earth Sciences) will discuss why facts and reasonably rational discourse are no longer in vogue in America because of a return to regional and social tribalism of the past, coupled to prominence of digital media and entertainment and a decline of traditional American education. To avoid sounding like an older guy crying for the past, Siegel will offer one possible way to try and ameliorate this state of affairs, with the hope that over time things might change.
Professor Emeritus Donald Siegelís science career spans over 45 years doing research, consulting and teaching on problems related the aqueous geochemistry and hydrogeology of natural and contaminated waters. He earned his BS in Geology from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in Geology at Penn State University and PhD in Hydrogeology from the University of Minnesota. Siegel joined Syracuse University in 1982 where he was employed from 1982-2017.
Professor Siegel is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on numerous scientific panels of the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences and also as its Chair of the Water Science and Technology Board.
Central New York Skeptics (CNY Skeptics) is a community organization dedicated to the promotion of science and reason, the investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the improvement of standards for science education and critical-thinking skills.
"I have often said, and oftener think, that this world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel Ė a solution of why Democritus laughed and Heraclitus wept." - Horace Walpole