Date: Feb 22, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Phone: Email: kbrowne@langara.ca
Location: Employee Lounge, A Building

Join us for our Spring 2018 dialogue series. Share ideas, debate current events, and add your voice to the larger conversation. Free and everyone welcome.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Speaker: Richard Johns

Conspiracy theories and critical thinking

“Conspiracy theory” is a term of abuse, like “extremist” or “fundamentalist,” yet conspiracies and false-flag attacks certainly occur. For example, in 1953 the CIA and MI6 conspired to overthrow the Iranian democratic government and install a puppet. Also, as critical thinkers we are aware that accusations such as “conspiracy theory” are no substitute for the careful examination of evidence. This talk will explore how critical thinkers should separate plausible from crackpot claims of conspiracy, using as an example the speaker’s work on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.

All sessions take place Thursdays at 7:00 pm on the main campus (100 West 49th Ave., Vancouver) in the employee lounge. Enter off the cafeteria located in the A Building or follow the directional signs.