Dr. Jon Peters speaks on Whale Evolution

Main 10 AM Event:
"Dr. Jon Peters speaks on Whale Evolution"


The preponderance of evidence detailing whale evolution from multiple fields of research makes it nearly impossible to deny that whales have evolved from a deer-like ancestor to the aquatic forms that we know today. Evidence comes from newly discovered fossils, the many anatomical features of living whales, and newer revealed DNA comparisons between whales and hippos. The importance of this example is to demonstrate that macroevolution is true in whales and by extension with other species also, including humans. If macroevolution is true, then all types of creationism are invalidated except theistic evolution since only the latter can accommodate macroevolution, the evolution of species across large and divergent groups of organisms.


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Sunday Morning Schedule:

8:45  Early Bird discussion, choose topic by consensus (Garden Room)

9:45  Children join parents in East Room for simulcast

9:45  Coffee, juice and cookies (Arts and Crafts Room)

10:00 Main program, weekly speakers on topics of interest to Humanists (Keeston Room)

10:05 Humanist discussion, each week a different theme (Garden Room)

11:30 AfterThoughts: engage the speaker over light snacks (Arts and Crafts Room)

11:45 Classes, discussions, musicians, committees meet until 1:00 PM

12:15 Lunch at nearby eatery, all are welcome!

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  • Carroll D. H.

    Tried to get close to Friendly House but streets for blocks around closed for some event, couldn't find parking within walking distance. Very disappointed to miss the talk.

    October 6, 2013

  • Jill

    Everything happens when I'm out of town.

    September 30, 2013

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