Monday, April 29, 2019

Hotel Oregon History Pub

Star Wars: Extraterrestrials, Evolution and Ethics

Hotel Oregon - Mattie's Room

5:30 pm doors, 6:30 pm program

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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About Star Wars: Extraterrestrials, Evolution and Ethics

Star Wars: Extraterrestrials, Evolution and Ethics

Presented by Dr. Leonard Finkelman, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Linfield College

The Star Wars Galaxy is well known for weird and wonderful alien lifeforms. How are those aliens related to each other—and to you? Join us to learn about the evolution of Star Wars aliens and what that means for us in our galaxy.

About the Speaker:

Leonard Finkelman is an assistant professor of philosophy at Linfield College and a paleontologist, trained at the University of Oregon. His scholarly interests include philosophy of science and its applications to the study of extinction. His academic publications include the recent article “Crossed Tracks: Mesolimulus, Archaeopteryx, and the Nature of Fossils.” He has also contributed to popular books about dinosaurs, Star Wars and comic books.

Photo Credit: Tom Spina Designs

About Hotel Oregon History Pub

Hotel Oregon History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp