Join us for a lively conversation & exploration of "The Age of Humans".
An international group of geologists recently voted to define the current geological time interval (epoch) as the Anthropocene (anthro = human). The Geological Time Scale is big (measured in millions of years), yet scientists are stating that the impact of humans on the Earth over the last 70 years is permanent and will be visible 100s of millions of years in the future.
At our last circle, we talked about time and human impermanence in an infinite universe, but the truth is that our footprint will still be here long after we're gone (either extraterrestrial or extinct). This month's Science & Spirituality Circle discussion will be about the following question:
- What does it mean for to be the bridge between the long past and the long future?
- Will this be an epoch of redemption or destruction?
- What is the record that we want to leave to mark this age of humans?
WHEN: Wednesday, July 24
TIME: 6:30 - 9:30pm
WHERE: 330A 49th Street, Oakland 94609 (Duncan's home)
Enter through the gate on the left, come to the backdoor and then head upstairs.
(Equally close to MacArthur and Rockridge BART stations.)
ACCESS: There are stairs and one wobbly cat. Please contact Duncan if there are ways that (I) we can facilitate your comfort and access to the space.
POTLUCK: We'll be sharing in a potluck so please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish/side to share with others if you're able to.
RSVP: Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to join us.
Feel free to invite your friends who love to dive deep into the meaningful questions of our time.
We'll see you there!
The Thrive East Bay team
"The Science & Spirituality Circle is an open monthly circle hosted by Thrive East Bay exploring the relationship between science & spirituality and the big questions about life, meaning, purpose, evolution, and human flourishing."