Saturday 4th December, 2010
10:30am to 11:00am
The goal of this session would be to facilitate a discussion with event participants on the topic of balancing relationships with skepticism. The facilitator would pose questions and participants would share examples of situations they found themselves in where someone they cared for (family, friend, etc.) made a very non-skeptical statement or expressed a non-skeptical position (ranging from the mild, like a friend suggesting Airborne for a cold, to the more extreme, like a family member expressing concern over vaccinating a child with worries of autism). My guess is something like this has happened to nearly every participant in the room, and it would be healing and insightful to share these stories and discuss strategies people use for maintaining the relationship (presuming that is a goal) while still promoting skeptical, critical thought.
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