Note: This will be a joint meeting with the American Chemical Society so dinner will be at 6 pm and the presentation will begin at 7:30 pm.
Hardly anyone you talk to is aware that blood tissue and proteins were found in T. Rex bones that were over 60 million years old. The same is true of some dinosaur eggs found last year in China. This exciting discovery by paleontologists should have been front page news, yet it takes a very deep internet search or perhaps an obscure
TED talk to find any information.The problem here is not the science, but the narrative associated with it.Those with a theological world view feel vindicated and those with a
non-theological world view think that there is a mistake and as a result, no real research or science (in this case chemistry) gets done.This talk will review the history of world view and how it influenced the sciences and aspects of our lives and will close with an prediction that if not addressed properly empirical science and academic freedoms are at risk.