9 January 2017 — Dinosaurs and Perspective


Effective July 1, 2016, by new Rotary International rule, Clubs must meet a minimum of twice each month, regardless of format (in person or online) or date/time. Accordingly, our Club has adopted a policy of two meetings per month, on a mid-month Monday at noon and the usual Fourth Sunday in-person meeting. If time and topic call for additional online Programs, we will be pleased to provide them.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 — 12:30 pm to 2:00 pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for January! Special guest speaker: Ken Craft, Director of community partner Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. LOCATION: Denny’s Sherman Oaks, corner of Burbank and Sepulveda Boulevards, our first time in the newly-renovated location. Board Meeting precedes main meeting.










How do you find a dinosaur? (Hint: It’s easy, and also not easy.)

Why are we here but they–not counting fossils–are not? (Hint: if the asteroid had been on a course one degree different in any direction, they might be reading this after one of them posted it.)

This engaging discussion of how to find dinosaurs also spans the millions of years to give us perspective in the here and now.


If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on its TED Talk page.

Speaker biography.


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4 responses to 9 January 2017 — Dinosaurs and Perspective

  1. Why is it that dinosaurs are always so intriguing? Loved it!

    By the way, the embedded video stopped at 3:52. I linked to the TED Talk page and was able to watch it there.

  2. fascinating information

  3. I look forward to sharing this with my students who love dinosaurs.

  4. so sorry late to this. Wow what a fascinating video Let us remember his last prophetic words “unlike the dinosaurs we can do something”. They didn’t see it coming, but from climate models to satellite and environmental data we have the tools to know the path we are on is not sustainable. Thanks so much for posting this video!!!! I wish everyone would watch this.

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