The signs on the buses proclaim: "There's probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life." So now that we don't have to worry about eternal perdition as the wages of our sinful lives, we can turn our energies to exploring (and hopefully addressing) more mundane threats.
To this end, epidemiologist Alex Demarsh will present a history of pandemics and future risk, a talk that was originally scheduled for the Sunday morning session at the Eschaton 2012 conference last December.
The talk will gauge current pandemic risk by examining historic events, trends, and drivers, and examining which of these determinants of risk have changed, are currently changing, or are likely to change in the near future.
The cost of the event is $2 for members of CFI, and $5 for non-members (for more information about becoming a member of CFI go to cfiottawa.com/join).
The talk will be followed by refreshments and time for informal discussion.