Lyceum Society: Now and Then: The Complex Interplay of Consilience and Futurism
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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
Contraceptive Choice and Change after Discontinuation
Speaker: Irving Sivin, MA
Now and Then: The Complex Interplay of Consilience and Futurism
Speaker: Stuart Mason Dambrot
Consilience, defined by Edward O. Wilson as the unity of knowledge in his book of the same title, holds that the sciences, humanities, and arts share two fundamental components: an underlying neural structure, and the goal of explaining the world – including human experience – in a small number of natural laws. Stuart will discuss his work in futurism as the application of this framework to identifying, analyzing and extrapolating convergence and emergent trends in scientific discovery.
Stuart Mason Dambrot is an interdisciplinary researcher, consilientist, and futurist with a diverse background in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, neural networks, linguistics, complexity, and epistemology. He is also the creator and host of Critical Thought | TV, an online discussion channel examining convergent and emergent trends in science, the arts and society. Stuart currently covers breaking peer-reviewed research and key science events as a Contributing Author for Phys.org and Medical Xpress, and writes about a wide range of topics on his blog Critical Thought.
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