Global Issues Colloquium - Shared screen with speaker view - Recording 2/2
Who can see your viewing activity?
Everyone can hear ok, right?
It's a bit hard for me but I am going to try putting in headphones
What is the idea behind the book cover - the striped elephant and how does it related to weirdness?
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.
Spiritualism almost become an official doctrine of Anglicanism.
Thank you, Dr. Edis. It was an amazing talk…
Spiritualism is an official religion in Brazil - and even Christian Evangelicals are largely Spritualist.
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)
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! 🙂
Thanks for coming!
Book is available at TSU bookstore
Does it necessarily follow that skepticism always leads to science, humanism, and rational thought? Why not just sophism? or nihilism?
Thank you Dr. Edis!