Math and Science
Discussions include software design, artificial intelligence and computer programming.
Issues of artificial head molding practices among various cultures around the world, and the contemporary correlates.
A review of forensic anthropological investigative techniques and methods, with associated case studies and applications.
The Blackout of 2003 highlights the problems we continue to face in the field of energy. Understanding these problems empowers us to implement solutions in our home, workplace, state, and nation.
The controversy over Plan B has again brought issues of personal conscience to the fore in health care. Should pharmacists be allowed to refuse a legal prescription (or even behind the counter) due to the pharmacist's personal beliefs? On a broader level, how does this issue apply to other care givers, such as physicians and nurses?
The Prisoner's Dilemma is a paradox with real-world importance that has confounded mathematicians, economists, and political scientists for decades. A game is played where if each player does their mathematically best moves, they both lose. Participants will actually play a form of this game, and some related ones, with a neighbor during the presentation.