Dr. BrianThomas will give an overview of how science works, and then tell us what happened behind the scenes when he and his colleagues explored the question of what happened 12,900 years ago to wipe out the North American megafauna and the Clovis human culture.
How did they find evidence for cometary airbursts as a possible cause for the sudden extinction of the large animals that once roamed North America, along with a whole society of humans, 12,900 years ago? He will take some question during this hour, and then we'll open it up to Q&A and your general discussion for the second hour.
Dr. Thomas appeared in a History Channel documentary on the show "Mega Disasters," where he discussed his research group's GRB-mass extinction work.
See the details and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/ProvocateursAndPeacemakers/events/30473041/
(This will be a great time of learning, discussing, and then more conversation afterward at Callahan's or The Green Mill or another nearby location if the other two are packed.)
Do you enjoy rational discussion, logic, and learning? What about hanging out with like-minded people who also enjoy these things?
Questioning what we are told is an incredible attribute that humans have and we should exercise it by encouraging critical thought!
Anyone is welcome to join, but this group is intended for those who want to question dogma and learn from others, while having fun with people who do the same.
Come and join us for fun nights in the midtown area to see live music, have a beer, a delicious nibble, or pass out fliers next to evangelists in Westport that have a message of peace rather than threats of Hell and fear of pleasure! Let's enjoy the one life we have and let others do the same! :)
There are TONS of meetup groups around the Kansas City area. To join another nearest to you and meetup with other skeptics and freethinkers, and to learn more about the Freethought movement visit: http://kcfreethinkers.org/