LA & OC: 11.18.12 Accepting the Absurd
Posted: 06 October 2012 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Accepting the Absurd

Sun., November 18, 2012

11 a.m.  – Hollywood
4:30 p.m. – Costa Mesa

Our current understanding of the universe incorporates ideas that seem absurd: Space is expanding and accelerating. Most of the “stuff” of the universe isn’t the protons and neutrons that a generation was taught to believe.

Why does science take these things seriously? Leonard Tramiel, coordinator of the Center for Inquiry-San Francisco, will explain the evidence and thought process that have forced a fundamental re-examination of our understanding of the nature of our universe. The result is both strange and deeply satisfying.

Tramiel, who also is on the Editorial Board for Skeptical Inquiry and Executive Council of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, holds a PhD in Physics from Columbia University. He is a retired hi-tech executive with a deep interest in science, science education, and public attitudes toward science.

COST: $8, Students $4; Friends of the Center, Free Admission

WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2012

Costa Mesa Community Center
1845 Park Avenue
Costa Mesa CA