Discussion article for the meetup : LW Melbourne: Lightning talks
The next meetup for Less Wrong Melbourne (other than the social dinner on 3rd Sept) will be Saturday 10th September. Turn up at 3:30pm to socialise, because we start at 4pm sharp.
This month we're having lightning talks on various stimulating and intellectually challenging topics. We still have a couple of spots, so if you'd like to give a short talk (around 5 min) please leave a comment. Tentative topics so far include:
- An equation for global carbon emissions and what it tells us about mitigation options.
- Emergence - Eliezer doesn't believe in it, but is there a case for it?
- Telomeres and longevity.
We'll finish with some strategic self-improvement options (none of which involve walking across breaking boards with your bare hands or being asked to chant). At about 6:30pm some of us will probably head for dinner in the CBD, and you are welcome to join us.
WHEN: Saturday 10th September, 3:30pm to 6:30pm
WHERE: Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane. Level 3 (Jenny Florence Room). If you have any trouble finding the venue or getting in, text or call Chris on 0439 471 632. For the greatest convenience, prompt service and general awesomeness, please arrive around 3:30pm.
WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?: The Less Wrong Melbourne Rationality Dojos are self-improvement sessions for those committed to the art of rationality and personal growth. We welcome new members who are interested in exploring rationality. We're "aspiring rationalists" and always open to learn.