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Explanation and Understanding, Part 2
04/28/2019
Laurent Beauregard

Part Two of a presentation on “Explanation and Understanding in Science”. Laurent Beauregard points to a key feature of what Albert Einstein achieved in the early 20th century in the Theory of Special Relativity. The result wss an explanation that went beyond Newton in a singularly interesting way. Hint: magnetism was involved. Laurent holds an M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science.

Stopping War Using the Power of Inclusivity
04/14/2019
Shariff Abdullah

Shariff Abdullah examines the philosophy and practice of inclusivity, the connection of all humanity. How did we end a 30 year old civil/ethnic/religious war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tiger insurgents? Dr. Abdullah has consulted with hundreds of organizations, and has trained thousands in the skills and techniques of inclusivity.

Explanation and Understanding, Part 1
04/07/2019
Laurent Beauregard

Part One of a presentation on “Explanation and Understanding in Science”. Laurent Beauregard covers what Isaac Newton achieved in the late 17th century. Newton’s work constituted the first deep scientific explanation in the history of ideas, overthrowing the system of Aristotle -- once and for all. Laurent holds an M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science.

Human Gut Microbiome and Food
03/31/2019
Lisa Sardinia

Presentation by Lisa Sardinia. When you eat, you don’t just feed your cells, you feed the microbes that live in your gut. Diet can manipulate these microbes. How does this affect our physical and mental health? Lisa Sardinia is an associate professor in the Biology Department at Pacific University. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from Montana State University. She has received an award for Excellence in Teaching at Pacific University.

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