Lectures at the Bruce County Museum Week of October 6, 2008

The Bruce County Museum is holding two lectures this week, one live and the other is on the continuing Chantry Island Institute series in conjunction with the world famous Perimeter Institute.

Oct 7: In Harmony and at War with Mother Earth

12,000 years of human interaction with Bruce County's changing landscape -- William Fitzgerald, Archeologist

Tuesday evenings at 7PM --  In the Museum's Bruce Power Theatre Doors open at 6:30 PM

Dr. Fitzgerald is one of the world's experts on the history of the Bruce, both geologically and from the historical aspects of the First Nations.

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Science Fiction and Reality

Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Gerard 't Hooft - Spinoza Institute for Theoretical Physics

In the recent past, rapid scientific and technological developments have had tremendous impact on human society. Notably, the personal computer, internet and mobile telephones changed the world and shrank our planet. These developments are vastly different from the forecasts by science fiction authors who promised us space travel and intelligent humanoid robots. Could real scientists have done a better job in forecasting the future? What can we say about the future now? Many science fiction fantasies will never materialize. Some will, but only over time spans of millions of years rather than a couple of centuries. Nature's laws are very strict and forbidding but also gaps that might promise fantastic possibilities for a scientific future, even within our lifetime.