Restless Minds topic: Is there a war on science?

Bill Gates

Has America become an anti-science society? Has data become irrelevant in decision-making? Why are so many people willing to reject evidence when developing public policy?

The Restless Minds discussion group will explore these and related questions at its April meeting. The group will meet from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 in the Sewing Room of Oakwood’s Arts and Crafts Center.

All people with open, inquisitive minds are welcome. The organization has no dues or membership requirements. Just show up and participate in the always lively discussion.

Bobbie Reed, a retired research scientist, will lead the discussion. She said the evening will include considering divergent opinions on topics such as vaccines, global warming, evolution and stem cell research. The discussion group will explore the thinking of various factions that support or oppose policies in these areas.

Restless Minds meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May. For more information on the group, call Bill Gates or Bobbie Reed  at 480-883-7410.