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11/13/06: A History of Doubt

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Surveying the history of "doubt" is for author and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht "like seeing a map upside down." It's a bit disorienting because we tend to study our world through it's moments of certainty. Doubt, though, is what drives us forward. As Hecht argues "every time you ask a question, you've got to come up with an answer." Jennifer Michael Hecht will be in Utah this week, a guest of Salt Lake Community College. Monday on RadioWest, she joins Doug for a conversation about the great doubters, and their legacy of innovation.

  • On Wednesday, November 15th, Jennifer Michael Hecht will speak at the Salt Lake Community College Tanner Forum on Social Ethics. Her lecture, entitled "How We Come to Our Conclusions: Certainty, Doubt and Deciding," takes place from Noon to 1:30 in the Redwood Campus Student Center Oak Room. For more information, click here
  • Take Jennifer Michael Hecht's "Scales of Doubt" Quiz

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