New Year Reality Revival
The New Year Reality Revival was inspired by an event held in California
in the '90s by the Atheists
United group and ideas generated through the Inquiring
The event offers interested groups and individuals an
opportunity to educate within their surrounding communities. Event activities
and materials focus on our current understanding of reality as illuminated
by the discoveries and explorations of science. Through displays, workshops
and learning activities, participants are provided a fascinating tour
of reality - what we know and why; what mysteries have been solved and
what questions we have answered; how our improved understanding relates
to past and present beliefs; the tools we use for probing reality and
why scientific methodologies have proven so reliable in our pursuit
of truth; the questions that continue to riddle our minds and what remains
to be discovered.
The New Year Reality Revival also affords participants
a chance to question the unrealistic ideas that circulate widely within
our societies and play the "Back to Reality" theme
song at concert volume.
Science is our most precious tool, wrote Albert
Einstein. Science provides us not just with one tool but an entire toolbox
of skills and instruments that can help us to navigate successfully
through our shared reality. Skepticism, critical inquiry, reason and
rational thought can all be found within the tool kit of science and
when we employ them throughout our lives we stand a better chance of
reaching. We have an advantage in that these tools are available to
one and all and they allow us to probe the very fabric of reality.
Annual Science Discovery
In addition to the discoveries and explorations that have been made
in the past, place special emphasis on the past year's achievements
in science. Displays, exhibits and lists can be created to distribute,
include at events and promoted in various outlets within your community.
With the Science Fair exhibit format in mind, provide information
tables on significant discoveries and offer thought experiments on
how these discoveries have impacted previous knowledge and belief.
Reality Revival Entertainment
The Reality Revival could be a small event
or a big tent rally. It's focus can be entertainment through parody
and satire - proven effective in their ability to inspire questioning
and further thought. It may provide entertainment in other forms as
well - music, dancing, drama, theatre, and more.
One element of becoming a science fiction author
is that you must have a decent grasp on existing reality and scientific
understanding. The more you apply this understanding to the future
you create, the more believable your stories tend to be. Several science
fiction authors have been praised for their "prophetic"
powers - Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry, William Gibson and many others.
We often refer to such forward thinkers as "before their time"
- meaning they have anticipated developments and events in the future
through the use of curiosity, reflective thought, and well-grounded
imagination. Leonardo da Vinci is an excellent example of a man before
Offer a fun fare of events and activities that
invite participants to imagine the future. Short story contests, technological
construction, invention and more.
What do we know? What don't we know?
A site offering fascinating articles and other material by some
of our world's most sophisticated minds.
Debating the questions that plague us, this site offers a lot
of fodder for the mind about our current understanding and what
the future may be like.
your events & ideas!