BC Humanists Podcast
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We are building a community based on reason and compassion in BC through education, outreach, support, and advocacy. This podcast contains recordings of speakers at our weekly Sunday Meetings in Vancouver. Some speakers may use profanity or discuss explicit content.
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Dale Beyerstein and Lee Miller - Skepticism Then & Now
Over the past thirty years there have been three local groups which share aims and often members: The BC Humanists, the local branch of the Centre for Inquiry and the BC Skeptics. All three have worked to promote a scientific, as opposed to a religious worldview. I shall maintain that there have been three principal ways of doing this: 1) through public education, primarily using the media and meetings, 2) through research into paranormal and religious claims, and 3) by social networking to provide members a chance to interact with others who share their worldview. These three ways are compatible with each other, but over the years one or the other has been emphasized more than the others. In the early days, 1) and 2) had more prominence, today it is 3). In this talk Dale Beyerstein and Lee Miller aim to start a discussion about the merits of each by providing a history of the groups over the thirty years.
Recorded at the Sunday, November 13, 2016 meeting of the BC Humanist Association in Vancouver. Learn more at www.bchumanist.ca
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