Science on Tap: Three Thought Experiments that Revolutionized Science

Most people can identify the ideas that have revolutionized science as we know it.  But what about the thought experiments behind those ideas?  The ideas behind the ideas that gave rise to our vision of the world today? This free interactive & theatrical presentation was held on January 31st at ExplorationWorks as part of their Science on Tap project and explored three thought experiments that revolutionized science. Guest speakers Marisa Diaz-Waian (who played the role of the student), Martin Richard (the mad scientist) & Michael Chapman (the philosopher) examined the role of imagination and wonder in scientific and philosophical thinking and invited audience members to share in the fun!  

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4 American Perspectives on Islam: A Conversation

Sponsored by the Carroll College Philosophy Department and Merlin CCC, this evening program took place in the Sage Room of the Corrette Library at Carroll College.  Directed by philosopher Dr. Barry Ferst, who also served as the moderator, this symposium was an informal conversation about different understandings of the Islamic faith and Middle-East Islamic culture.

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Merlin Philosophy Program Selected by Humanities Montana for 2019 “Montana Conversations”

We are thrilled to announce that our program, “Philosophy:  What Is It Good For?”, has been selected as a Montana Conversations program by Humanities Montana for 2019. 

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Flamenco Night at Free Ceramics: Celebrating Music & Community

We so enjoyed our Flamenco Night at Free Ceramics. The night was lovely and we were delighted to see so many of our friends & fellow community members come out for the eve! View photos from the night here!

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Philosophy-Based Life Enrichment & Wellness Program at Touchmark on Saddle Drive

In the Spring of 2017, we collaborated with Nanette Whitman-Holmes (Life Enrichment Director for Touchmark) andJustin Whitaker, Founder of Mindfulness Montana and Philosophical Consultant, to offer an 8-week philosophy & mindfulness meditation program for seniors, caregivers & staff at Touchmark on Saddle Drive. The program combined  aspects of philosophy and mindfulness meditation with the aim of inspiring critical, creative thought, imagination, humor, compassion, kindness, an improved sense of well-being, and community. 

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Beat the Heat Philosophy Party

In August, we hosted an indoor community shin-dig at The Placer called the Beat the Heat Philosophy Party.  We had a blast and enjoyed great grub & grog, fun games, wonderful dialogue, dancing to good tunes & more! In addition, to ping-pong (and other games), our party showcased two great…

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Downtown Helena’s First Fridays — Friendship & Love

In July, we teamed up with Paula — local Helena business owner of Aizada Imports — and Martin — of Martin’s Wines — to explore the topic of friendship & love during Helena’s First Friday eve on the downtown walking mall! In addition, to providing some food for thought about…

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Earth Day Expo 2016 — Helena Community Resilience Project

In April, we teamed up with local Helena residents & activists, Max Milton & Chris Stockwell (of 6th Ward Community Garden) to explore the topic of resilience at Earth Day Expo 2016 organized by Alternative Energy Resources Organization, Carroll College Environmental Program, Montana Department of Environmental Quality & Natural Resources…

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