Nirmukta‘s local group, the Bangalore Freethinkers, is happy to announce Yukti 2011, a two-day workshop for working professionals and students, to promote scientific temper and critical thinking. Mark your calendars! The workshop will take place on 19th and 20th February at the Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, Banashankari, Bangalore.
The event promises thought-provoking talks and demonstrations, by the foremost experts in the war against pseudoscience, and gives participants the chance to meet and have first-hand interactions with them. Prof. Narendra Nayak, president of the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations, will be tackling questions ranging from the efficacy of alternative medicine (Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, etc) to the truth about miracles. Babu Gogineni, Executive Director of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, will speak about Humanism and alternatives to religion. Renowned blogger and rationalist, Sujai Karampuri will analyse and break-down Astrology and Vaastu Shaastra. There will also be sessions on logical fallacies, scientific temper for professionals, scripture in the modern age and more! Have a look at the schedule.
The sessions are designed to be highly interactive. We have a separate session for quick 10-minute lightning talks where participants may present a topic relevant to the theme.