Philosophy Talk

Bay Area Science FestivalThe Bay Area Science Festival and Philosophy Talk are coming to the Buck Institute on Wednesday October 30th for a special live event! Come see how a radio show is produced and join the conversation in “the program that questions everything…but your intelligence.”

Dangerous Demographics: The Challenges of An Aging Population

All over the world, people are living longer and having fewer children than ever before. In less than two decades, one fifth of the US population will be over 65 years old. So what do these radically changed demographics mean for how we re-imagine the shape of a human life? Should we think of the rapidly increasing older population as a blessing or a burden? And what kinds of changes should we make – both individually and as a society – to adjust to this new world awash with old folks?

Guest: Laura CarstensenLaura Carstensen, Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity

Drexler Auditorium – Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. – Program begins at 7 p.m.

About Philosophy Talk:
Philosophy Talk celebrates the value of the examined life. Each week, our two host philosophers invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply-held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition. Philosophy Talk challenges listeners to identify and question their assumptions and to think about things in new ways. We are dedicated to reasoned conversation driven by human curiosity. Philosophy Talk is accessible, intellectually stimulating, and most of all, fun!


The Bay Area Science Festival is a ten-day event running from October 24 through November 2, 2013. The North Bay Discovery Day happens “rain or shine” on Saturday October 26th at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.


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