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2017

1 October, Geoff Usher: “Making Oneself Miserable.”
In the normal sprinkling of a human community, there will be other people doing better than we are in almost any category. By selectively comparing ourselves with them, we can quickly and easily make ourselves feel really inferior. It is not difficult to make yourself miserable.

8 October, No meeting. Markets

15 October, Helen Whatmough,: “Why Reason and Evidence Don’t Change
Our Minds.”
Confirmation bias is the tendency people have to embrace information that supports their beliefs and reject information that contradicts them.

22nd October. No Meeting. ANZUAA Conference in Adelaide.

29 October, Martin Horlacher: “The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century
and the Birth of the Modern Mind.”
The Age of Enlightenment brought about a paradigm shift in the sphere of human thought. This talk will examine philosopher AC Grayling’s recent book about this seminal period of history, and its ramifications for today.