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Global Issues Colloquium - Shared screen with speaker view - Recording 2/2
Marc Becker
16:10
Everyone can hear ok, right?
Mridul Bhattarai
16:17
yes!
Dereck Daschke
16:29
yes
Ashley White
16:34
It's a bit hard for me but I am going to try putting in headphones
Ashley White
17:10
Yes!
Mridul Bhattarai
01:11:40
What is the idea behind the book cover - the striped elephant and how does it related to weirdness?
David Harding
01:17:04
Professional skepticism has not had the effect on society as its founders might have hoped when it was first started in the mid-1970s. Do you have any recommendations for how it influence society more? It seems that false beliefs just alternate in their popularity, with some becoming more and less popular over time, but overall “weird” beliefs just continuing on, i.e. ghost hunting becomes popular for a while, but then it loses popularity, and UFOs become popular again, and then conspiracy theories become more popular.
David Harding
01:18:04
Spiritualism almost become an official doctrine of Anglicanism.
Mridul Bhattarai
01:18:49
Thank you, Dr. Edis. It was an amazing talk…
Dereck Daschke
01:18:50
Spiritualism is an official religion in Brazil - and even Christian Evangelicals are largely Spritualist.
Marc Becker
01:25:44
If anyone wants to ask a question on zoom just let me know and we’ll bring you up on the screen
Kara Jo Levery (she/her/hers)
01:32:14
Have to head out, but wanted to thank both Dr. Edis, for an amazing presentation, and all those who helped organize this event! Fascinating topics. Will have to pick up the book! 🙂
Marc Becker
01:32:26
Thanks for coming!
Marc Becker
01:32:38
Book is available at TSU bookstore
john
01:35:43
Does it necessarily follow that skepticism always leads to science, humanism, and rational thought? Why not just sophism? or nihilism?
Ashley White
01:39:37
Thank you Dr. Edis!