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Saturday, June 4 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Welcome to the Anthropocene

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This year, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is set to decide whether or not the Earth has entered a new geological epoch: The Anthropocene. This is an age when human activity is a geological force writing itself into the very stones of the planet. What is the evidence that a new age has dawned? Do the geological footprints we've already left on the planet give us any guidance on how to move forward in the future? 

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James Maxey

James Maxey’s mother warned him that reading all those comic books would warp his mind. She was right. Now an adult who can’t stop daydreaming, James is unsuited for decent work and ekes out a pittance writing down demented fantasies about masked women, fiery dragons, and monkeys. Oh god, so many monkeys. | | In an effort to figure out how Superman could fly, James read books by Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould and Stephen Hawking. Turns... Read More →

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Dr. Ben Davis

Ben Davis has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and an M.S. in Nuclear Astrophysics from the University of Notre Dame. He taught at the college level for several years on a number of technical subjects ranging from computer programming to mathematics to, of course, astronomy and physics. In the late nineties, he took up a career in software and industrial controls engineering (robot programming and electronics are fun as they seem). As a lifelong fan of... Read More →
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Erin Penn

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Erin Penn is a writer and line editor living in North Carolina. She received her Bachelors of Science from Alma College with a double major in Computer Science and Sociology. She is the president of the Gaston County chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism and completed a Masters of Business Administration because she never has stopped wanting to learn more, be it hard science, soft science, history, or real world people. Like the Borg... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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