Date(s) - 11/10/2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
TUUC Freethinking Mystics
Second and Fourth Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. (note this is updated meeting time)
Meeting ID: 890 5789 0731
Facilitated by Doug Taylor
Our TUUC Freethinking Mystics group meets via Zoom on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays using Season 2 of the CAC.org “Learning How to See” podcasts about biases as our reference resource.
Boxes Inside Boxes: On this episode of Learning How to See, Brian, Gigi, Mike and Paul talk about the next two biases that look at the social-political dimensions of seeing:
- Conservative/Liberal Bias: Conservatives and Liberals see the world differently. Liberals see through a “nurturing parent” window, and Conservatives see through a “strict father” window. Liberals value moral arguments based on justice and compassion; conservatives also place a high value on arguments based on purity, loyalty, authority, and tradition. Our brains like to see as our party sees, and we flock with those who see as we do.
- Comfort Bias: Our brains welcome data that allows us to relax and be happy and reject data that require us to adjust, work, or inconvenience ourselves.
As always, please feel free to share, invite and bring kindred spirits! And please remember that it is not required to read/listen to the materials or answer any questions about the topic beforehand. The power is in Your presence, just as you are, which contributes to the energy and richness of the group!
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