Dara Ó Briain presents The Age of Reason: How Logic Can Save Us…Again

Date: 13 Jul, 2012 Date: 13 Jul, 2012 Time: 13:15
Location: Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin.Trinity College Dublin

Dara Ó Briain presents The Age of Reason: How Logic Can Save Us…Again

Leviathan Presents

Comedy at Trinity College Dublin

In association with ESOF2012 European City of Science

Dara Ó Briain presents The Age of Reason: How Logic Can Save Us…Again

The world in which we live faces the most serious challenges in almost every realm: social, economic, political, environmental…

Many of the horrendous problems that humanity has created for itself, and the planet we inhabit, have their roots in bad practice and bad ideas, based on bad thinking.

That is not to say ‘evil’ thinking, but rather thinking that is unscientific, illogical, and prone to fallacies of all sorts.

Dara Ó Briain and a panel of scientists and thinkers take an often humorous journey through logic, reason and scientific thinking to see how their use solved problems in the past including:

Dr. Steve Myers, head of accelerators and technology at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

Dr. Aoife McLysaght, lecturer in genetics at Trinity College, Dublin

Julie Feeney, award-winning Irish composer, song-writer, singer and music producer

Norah Casey, publisher, entrepreneur and panelist on TV’s Dragon’s Den

Brian Lucey, economist and professor of finance at Trinity College, Dublin.

They will also take a piercing look at where their absence has caused disaster and examine how we can all learn from those mistakes to fix things broken by bad thinking.

Plus a special musical contribution to scientific thought by Paddy Cullivan

Approximate running time: 90 minutes

Scientific thinking is not just for scientists, you know