Our regular monthly event, Skeptics Café happens on the third Monday of each month at La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street Carlton. (nearest intersection – Pelham Street). We commence with a drink and a meal from about 6pm, and there is usually a talk from 8pm. Skeptics Cafés are public events – everyone is welcome.
October 17 2016 Skeptics Café
“The Curse of Knowledge”
‘Once you know something, it becomes impossible to imagine what it’s like not to know it.’
The curse of knowledge is a simple but insidious cognitive bias that runs rampant through our lives. This leaves us confused, frustrated and even worse, oblivious of our ignorance. This session will pin down the curse and look at some possible antidotes.
Mark Rooney is an English Language Teacher & Teacher Trainer/Developer
A native Irish man who moved to Australia in 2009 after teaching in Ireland, England, Spain and Japan he is currently working at Monash College English Language Centre.
Speakers include Lawrence Krauss, Michael “Marsh” Marshall, Harriet Hall, Edzard Ernst, Mel Thomson, Ken Harvey, Lynne Kelly, Lara Wood & Deanne Carson (Fairness In Religion in Schools), Peter Bowditch, Emma Miley, Tracey McDermott, Ken McLeod, Wendy Wilkinson, David Hawkes, Mal Vickers, Jo Alabaster, and Ross Balch.
Tickets are on sale now.
-CALENDARS of FREE PUBLIC LECTURES
(Link to lecture programs of ANZAAS, the University of Melbourne, the Royal Society of Victoria, and the Atheist Society)