We all must make important decisions about health, healing, and diet, but we're confronted with a confounding welter of conflicting claims. How do we sort it all out? |
This discussion will be largely group-directed, but we'll try to address such topics as sources of bias in our thinking, typical fallacies about health claims, distinguishing good evidence from bad, and the role of scientific studies and personal values in our decision-making processes.
We hope to uncover tools that can be used to help safely navigate our paths, guide us with integrity, and help us become potent self-advocates.
Brunch Menu (10 - 11am)
Bittersweet chocolate souffles
Granny Smith Apple tarts
Caramelized walnut and almond tart
Poached pairs with raspberry sauce
Lunch (Menu 12:45 - 2pm)
Mixed salad greens with a cranberry balsamic vinaigrette
Yukon potato wedges with English Thyme
sauteed carrots with sea salt and fennel
Roasted chicken with black pepper and rosemary
Dixon Wragg holds an MA in Counseling, with a special interest in how we construct and defend beliefs. He has given well-received presentations on various topics at the International Conference on Critical Thinking, the Humanist Community at Stanford, Resources for Independent Thinking, the Science Buzz Cafe, various Mensa events, the San Francisco Society for General Semantics, and elsewhere. He has received writing awards for short fiction, short humor, poetry (both written and slam performances), and his blog on critical thinking, "The Gospel According to Dixon".
Thalia DeWolf, BSN, RN, is a biology-geek/theater artist/research journalist/teacher turned hospice volunteer turned nurse. She has published articles about diverse topics such as homeschooling and health implications of coffee consumption, and has presented on various topics at SSU including biological issues in gender, and advocacy for hospice care. She holds a deep respect for the scientific process and a concern for its protection. She is looking forward to a lively discussion as we unravel the surprising details of evidence-based practice in medicine and its implications in personal advocacy.
The High Street Salon is a community non-profit promoting the Art of Conversation.
Salon meetings are nurtured by the sumptuous food of chef Rick Rozet while philosopher Zeno Swijtink, PhD, provides mild prodding and moderation.
The Salon meets monthly on the second Sunday of each month, 10am - 2pm.
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The High Street Salon (View)
7205 Maple Ave (Entrance around the corner, on High Street)
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|