What is the Big Ideas Lounge? A casual, facilitated discussion series that invites students to join a conversation that will foster critical thinking beyond the classroom.
Calling Bullshit: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Thursday March 12-2 pm
2nd Floor Wyckham House
‘McDonald’s hamburgers don’t rot’, ‘Eating turkey makes you tired’, ‘Sugar makes children hyperactive’. Misinformation about science, health and the natural world abounds, much of it on social media.It is up to people to vet and judge the accuracy of the information they receive for themselves. Yet, the very nature of social interactions means that most of the information that we see and hear is relayed by our friends or acquaintances. Polite rules dictate that we don’t publicly disagree or embarrass others for a lack of critical thinking.
So what do you do when your friends spread misinformation?
In the past year, Mount Royal University Library has supplied materials to:
– Lebanon S. Korea Australia England Denmark Scotland Hungary Brazil China Spain Netherlands France Egypt Slovakia Argentina Finland New Zealand Norway South Africa
– And the USA including: Harvard U, MIT, Duke U, Columbia U, Johns Hopkins U, and the NASA Langley Research Center
We have also borrowed materials from:
– Germany Spain Japan India Australia South Africa Poland Denmark Netherlands England Romania Italy
(not an exhaustive list)
Can’t find what you’re looking for in the MRU Library Collections? Submit an inter-library loan request and we’ll borrow a copy from another library on your behalf!
Perhaps the LOSTies would have figured out the mystery sooner. Or at least they would have had more to do. Hurley knows…
Maybe the Others had a library we just don’t know about…
We can’t promise that you will smell better, but the library can help you learn better.