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Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Solicitation for Speakers
The Next Open Date is
or any subsequent Saturday in the coming year
To Disquiet the Minds of the People
Celebrating Meeting # 3,333 on July 11th.
Established Feb. 28, 2009
Weekly Free Speech Forum
College of Complexes
The Playground for People Who Think
Statement on Free Speech
Our constitution and laws encourage the freest possible exchange of opinions, ideas, and information. In part, that recognizes our worth and dignity as human beings. To forbid us to speak our minds demeans us and makes us more like slaves or robots than citizens of a free country. But as important as freedom of expression is for us as individuals, it is perhaps more important to society at large.
1. Presentation by Guest Speaker
2. Questions and Answers
3. Remarks and Rebuttals
(5 minutes each / infamous)
All meeting are open to the public. No reservations are required. The college maintains no memberhsip, and is operated on a volunteer basis.
If you would like to speak, or simply would like more information about the College of Complexes, contact the Program Coordinators
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Watch Videos of Previous Presentations
February 29th Meeting # 494
How it's Far Better to Prevent Illness and Build
Health, than to Treat Disease Already Manifested
Dr. Daniel Herlihy, Osteopathic Doctor (ret.) & Author, will discuss that while our medical system is excellent at treating acute illness (heart attacks, infections. etc.), medicine itself is now just understanding that chronic diseases (those typical of aging) need to be addressed. He also points out that as Baby Boomers reach retirement age, they expect answers to such quality of life issues. Daniel argues that Medicine is developing effective advanced technologies that can detect, prevent, and treat aging-related diseases that we can all expect to face. He questions: “What will be standard practice in a few years?” Dr. Herlihy, after having suffered through a severe traumatic brain injury and journeyed his way back to “normal,” offers personal insights on brain, heart, gut health, and trends to keep us young, including: 1) Objectives for Anti-Aging with a Focus on Brain Health; 2) Evaluating genetic markers for memory loss - understanding the role that toxins
have in memory loss; 3) Learning common used medications that may cause memory loss; 4) Identifying nutrients that help maintain memory and focus; 5) Understanding how stress affects memory; 6) Comprehension of the role that insulin dysfunction plays in memory loss; 7) Understanding the value of sleep hygiene and its effect on memory; 8) Identifying fatty acids (like fish oils) that aid in memory maintenance; 9) Understanding the role inflammation plays in memory loss; 10) Knowing that dysbiosis (gut health) can affect memory. 11) Identifying toxic metals that can affect cognition; 12) Understanding the role neurotransmitters have on memory; and 13) A review of other trends in keeping us at our best including sexual, cardiac, and musculoskeletal health. Dr. Dan Herlihy advises that this presentation will be an informative and humorous (not to the bone) gathering and that we should join him with Chewy, his exceptional service dog, also in the Shakespearean tradition, bring rotten fruit, water balloons, or toilet rolls to express your op-positional opinions, and bring gift cards, jewels, paper money (large denominations) which may be thrown at the speaker if audience members are so inclined. Daniel will also advise of books he authored for those who wish to purchase same.
February 22nd Meeting # 493
On the Importance of Creativity
Abe Garcia, Group Creative Director at Dieste, will discuss how in today's world of global competition and complex problems, creativity is crucial and creative innovation are fast becoming requirements for personal and professional success. He notes however, that in the majority of educational systems and corporate America, creativity is perceived as secondary to many other skills. Abe argues that at this “College of Complexes” we will prove creativity is crucial to any real success, and isn't something few individuals are blessed with, but a skill we can all learn and master that is essential to promote humanity and social economic growth.
March 14th Meeting # 496
Contact thee Program Coordinator if you would like to speak at Tom Berry email@example.com (214) 738-3386 (cell)