Truth Uncorked: John Allen Paulos

Starts
Thursday, November 6th 2008 at 6:30 pm
Ends
Thursday, November 6th 2008 at 8:00 pm
Location
Tribeca Grand Hotel / Sanctum Room, 2 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue at the corner of White St.)

*** IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The venue for this event has changed to the Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas (corner of White St. & 6th Ave.)

Mark your calendars: CFI's next Truth Uncorked wine and conversation event will take place on Thursday, November 6 with John Allen Paulos. Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia who has gained fame as a writer and speaker, most notably on the topic of mathematics and the importance of mathematical literacy. His books Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper were influential bestsellers. He has also written on other subjects, such as the mathematical and philosophical basis of humor in Mathematics and Humor and I Think, Therefore I Laugh , the vagaries of the stock market in A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market , and the emptiness of the traditional arguments for God in his most recent book, Irreligion . "Who's Counting," his long-running monthly column on ABCNews.com, deals with mathematical aspects of stories in the news.

Thurs., Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue at the corner of White St.).

Cosponsored by the Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities.

Space is Limited; RSVP recommended.  $20 includes admission and wine.  To RSVP, call (212) 504-2935 or e-mail twilliams [at] centerforinquiry [dot] net.