Winter 2019

Friday
January 18th

Macalester College

Board Room

Buffet 6:30
Program 7:30

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Jan 18th
Macalester College
Admissions Building
Board Room

Glacial Geologist
Carrie Jennings

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January 18th 2018:
R. Alan James

Director's Notes:.

Can anything good come out of DesMoines? Or for that matter, Nazareth? The remarkable prodigious and prolific Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything”reveals almost everything you could want to know about the earth’s history, from atoms to asteroids and ice sheets, from Big Bangs to the fiery sheets below. How hot? Nobody knows, but it could be as hot as the sun’s surface! He even cites the shifting strength and locus of the magnet field.
Our interest of the evening will be where and how Minnesota fits into this mysterious wonder. In this vast wonder of the Earth’s history and life, how did Minnesota become? Whence iron ore and sulfur? We cannot know it all, but we can glimpse a sliver of it.Fascination, yes!Does it really matter? Well, of course: for the pleasure and wonder and awe of learning. Aren’t these the rudiments of the human soul.

See this YouTube posting of our visit from John Taylor Gatto:
http://youtube/4KlSD0nanco

Here is a PDF of Emilio DeGrazia's
March 2014 manuscript:
WHY HUMPTY DUMPTY FELL

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