ISA Houston Section is a collaborative group. Everywhere two or more ISA members learn or attempt to learn something together is a collaborative group. Our Section meetings illustrate how groups of members work together for understanding, meaning or solutions to create an artifact or product of our learning. Why is Section meetings, events (golf tournament, chili cookoff, committee duties) important?

I have been reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s fascinating book “Why Facts Don’t Change our Minds.” The premise of the book is that our learning is an evolved trait we need to understand:

Human’s biggest advantage over other species is our ability to cooperate. Cooperation is difficult to establish and almost as difficult to sustain. For any individual, freeloading is always the best course of action. Reason developed not to enable us to solve abstract, logical problems or even to help us draw conclusions from unfamiliar data; rather it developed to resolve the problems posed by living in collaborative groups.

ISA events, meeting and committee work provide opportunities for us to cooperate. We are a collaborative group, and I see it every time we interact with our fellow members. If you want to collaborate this month with us, here are some opportunities. Choose on:

Many, many other events. Feel Free to join us for a meeting! We want to see you there.

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