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Apeiron Society for the Practice of Philosophy

Tuesday April 8th, 2013 at 7:30 pm
in the Valhalla Room of the Scandinavian Centre,
739 – 20th Ave N.W. Calgary.

Topic:  Members’ night
Speaker: Discussion of “Nature, Philosophy and the Environment”

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The Talk:

This evening will be a members’ night for discussion of our year’s theme. There will be introductory material from three members and then discussion around the table with comments and reflections on the year so far from anyone who wishes to contribute. The introductory discussions will be as follows.

Laszlo Jamnicky’s presentation will consist of showing the map for the South West Calgary Ring Road Project as it affects the Weaselhead  (West Glenmore Park) and the West End of Fish Creek Park, followed by a set of questions around how much environmental protection do we want to have? How much are we willing to “pay” for such environmental protection?  I plan to use the Weaselhead as an example to ask these questions but then also ask them in a more general sense.

A video, “How Wolves Change Rivers” about the re-introduction of wolves into Yellowhead, with discussion by Sel Healy.

Duane Dawson will talk about scientific findings concerning human-caused global warming and our impact on the environment as the New Galileo and will discuss what scientific evidence says about traditional postulations of our relationship to the physical world.

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