RECENT AND UPCOMING MEETUP TOPICS

December Meetup – The Present and Future of K–12 Education

The next monthly discussion meetup is Saturday, December 3 @ 2 PM (see below for location details). For this meetup, we’ll be discussing the current state and possible futures of K-12 education. Roughly 50 million children attend school in the United States every day, and each can expect to spend

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November Meetup – The Value of Predictions and Betting

The next monthly discussion meetup is Saturday, November 5 @ 2 PM (see below for location details). For this meetup, we going to discuss predictions and betting with an eye toward how concretizing your beliefs with probabilities can be valuable at the individual and group levels. For example, at the

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October Social Meetup – Logan Arcade (and Bar)

We’re switching things up this month and meeting at a bar+arcade for this month’s social meetup/get-together next Saturday, October 15 starting at 7 PM (come whenever). All are welcome, whether you’ve come to a meetup before or not. We’ll be meeting at the Logan Arcade (details below). I’ll be there

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August 2022 Meetup: Roe, Dobbs, Wade, and Jackson

For the August discussion meetup, we’ll be cautiously, tentatively, and with assumptions of good faith all around (!) prodding at the culture war by discussing the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court. This decision overturns Roe v Wade. We have many directions we can go in including the

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July 2022 Meetup: Aliens and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

For this meetup, we’ll be discussing Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (AKA UFOs) such as those observed by the US military. There’s a range of topics we can touch on, including conspiracy theories, Bayesian priors for aliens, and the non-alien, non-conspiracy explanations for UAP/UFOs. We have a few different resources related to

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June 2022 Meetup: America’s Internal Instability

For this meetup, we’ll be discussing America’s internal instability. Issues include the factors contributing to the instability, the degree to which this is new, and how the instability might evolve in the future. Suggested (and optional!) reading or listening (Thanks for these, Le!): “We Are Living in the Age of

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