In this second presentation by Robert Miller, finance professor emeritus, we will look at two of the lesser known stock transactions that corporations engage in with the cash they generate through their normal operations: [Read More]
Nature’s Medicine Cabinet
Western medicine has opened up to the overwhelming evidence that natural products have significant medical benefits; among them are overall wellness, boosted immune system (incl. protection against viruses), improved mood and mental health, better sleep, and reduction in stress levels. With the help of technology, the active ingredients in these products are now available in pure form like essential oils. [Read More]
The Floor is Yours
In this recurring program, anyone who attends tonight has a 6-7 min window to present something that might have caught their attention, something they have wondered about, a book we all should know about, etc. Formal presentations with slides and videos or getting up in front of the forum are not required. The purpose is to share ideas… but mind you: 6-7 min is a lot less time than you think! [Read More]
What Will We Face in the Next 25 Years?
Ethical questions involve or imply the words ‘ought’ or ‘should’. They involve consideration of conflicting moral choices and dilemmas, with several alternative solutions, none of which is without some challenging or problematic aspect. [Read More]
Do You Trust This Computer
How Worried Should We Be?
We will watch portions of the movie DO YOU TRUST THIS COMPUTER and stop along the way to discuss. This movie features Elon Musk and other AI visionaries discussing how AI will change everything. [Read More]
A Geologist's View
We are taking a new look at climate change - perhaps the most hotly debated subject today. To increase our understanding of it, we will look at our climate in a geological/historical context, see what modern climate models can tell us, and then go into ice ages and glacial issues, oceanography, thawing tundras, albedo feedback - and the role of CO2 in all of it. [Read More]