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February 2016

Truth, Lies, and Politics — Ideology, Rationality, and Choice in an Election Year

February 16 * 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.” Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899–1977) What obligation do we have, as citizens in a democracy, to be informed about issues of public importance, such as the human impact on climate, or the causes of economic inequality? Is the media a positive or negative factor in our democracy today? What is the relationship between ideology and belief? How…

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April 2016

Sacred Trees and Ancient Forests: A Lecture by Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger

April 4 * 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scales Fine Arts, Brendle Recital Hall,
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106 United States
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The forest conducts a silent symphony of nature.  Carbon is banked out of the atmosphere and the salvation of oxygen is slipped back into the air.  Every leaf performs its quantum grab from the sun into the ring of sugar that smacks of food.  The miracle of medicine is released as aerosols that may touch the sky and resolve themselves as rain.  Even the dichotomy of one branch’s growth—of zero and one, our system of binary arithmetic—is an ancient proof…

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Panel Discussion: Climate Change Policy

April 21 * 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm