Sechedule of Seminars

Our monthly seminars will begin on Wednesday, September 28. 


September 28

    September 28seminarTeagueiaCollage5mediumV2 copy.jpg   ORCHID EVOLUTION

Making Sense of Science returns Wednesday, September 28 from 4 to 6PM at La Mirage Hotel and Spa. Dr. Lou Jost will be sharing his exciting new and groundbreaking work, which has led to the discovery of a new species of orchids in the mountains surrounding Banos, Ecuador. Darwin used the Galapagos Islands to develop much of his theory of evolution. But things are still evolving and new species are being formed through a process called speciation. Come join us and discover how these beautiful flowers are still evolving leading to beautiful new species right here in the mountains surrounding Banos, Ecuador.


Don Murphy

Donald Murphy (1950-) is a dedicated conservationist and past deputy director of the National Park Service(2001-2007). He served as the director of California State Parks form 1992 to 1999. He represented the United States on the World Heritage Committee(2001-2007), which inscribes natural and cultural sites of outstanding universal value onto the world heritage list. His first published book is a collection of sonnets, Love Vignettes. His first novel, published in 2011 is, Beth about a teenage girl's coming of age journey. His current book, a science fiction novel, EPOCH, is available at Amazon Kindle Books. This gripping tale tells the story of what happens a two time winner of the Nobel Prize in physics has his work hijacked by a secret government program whose purpose it is to use emergence theory to control spacetime with consequences that could lead to the annihilation of the universe. Donald also leads seminars in executive leadership at the Aspen Institute and writes a weekly blog on science and religion. You can follow him on twitter @finalequation.

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