Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Ralph Kaslick
Using placebos to treat symptoms of disease, with open-label, "non-deceptive" and "authorized deceptive" approaches.
Main Presentation: Asymmetry Rules the World
Speaker: Hillel A. Schiller
Asymmetries and symmetries are all around us, in all disciplines. L. L. Whyte was a Scottish physicist, historian, and philosopher of science, as well as financier and Industrial engineer, a businessman who supported Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine. Whyte proposed a principle stating that universally there is a "formative process" in nature—the "decrease in asymmetry" underlying natural selection and Mendelian genetics, that produces the symmetries surrounding us.
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Dr. Ralph Kaslick
Hillel A. Schiller
Hillel A. Schiller earned his MA in Linguistics at the University of Chicago. He has taught at The New School for Social Science and was a teacher trainer at CUNY's Bernard Baruch College. He has published essays in Insight, Process Papers, Process Studies, and the Journal of Mental Imagery. Recent publications are the chapter "Towards a Process Curriculum" in the book The Adventure of Education (2009) and "The Knowledge Most Worth Knowing" (2011) in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, the journal of the Institute of General Semantics.
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