Australian General Semantics Society Inc.


Saturday 18th February 2023
10am Sydney time, on line via Zoom 

"The Exhilaration of the Scientific Method"

Facilitator: Mr Robert James

Our world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy.

We took eight short lessons on how to unlock the clarity, empowerment, and joy of thinking and living a little more scientifically, to get the most out of life.

Let's engage with the world as scientists have been trained to do. The scientific method has served humankind well in its quest to see things as they really are, and underpinning the scientific method are core principles that can help us all navigate modern life more confidently.

We considered eg:
  * the nature of truth and uncertainty,
  * the role of doubt,
  * the pros and cons of simplification,
  * the value of guarding against bias,
  * the importance of evidence-based thinking,
  * ... etc ...

We saw how the powerful ideas at the heart of the scientific method are deeply relevant to the complicated times we live in and the difficult choices we make.

Let's re-discover the joy of science. It will empower us to think more objectively, see through the fog of our own preexisting beliefs, and lead a more fulfilling life.

Download PowerPoint show for this seminar

   Saturday 18th February 2023, 10am - 1pm Sydney time
   Friday 17th February 2023, 6pm - 9pm Ohio / New York time.

   On-line, by Zoom (Covid and 'flu safe!)

  Zero, Zilch - it's free!




Next meeting:  Saturday 15th April 2023  10am - 1pm (Sydney time)

"General Semantics and Epistemics - The Science-Art of Innovating"

Facilitator: Mr David Hewson.


This "summary" is a collection of notes provided by the presenter and/or derived from our discussion by a number of means.  It is by no means a scolarly dissertation on the subject(s) as presented.  It does not purport to be the "policy of AGS".

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Updated by Robert james
26th March 2023