Monday, April 8, 2019

McMenamins History and UFO Festival present...

The Nature of Time and Its Anomalies

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

6 pm doors, 7 pm event

Free

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About The Nature of Time and Its Anomalies

The Nature of Time and Its Anomalies

Presented by Dr. Sean Munger

What is time? Does it exist? How have we thought about and constructed time over the centuries? Is time linear, cyclical or some other shape? This presentation, focused on cultural, philosophical and scientific history, tries to riddle out the anomalies of time. By examining such phenomena as time dilation, an episode of time “travel” that occurred in the 16th century, people who have become “frozen” in time, and time-bending thought experiments from history and literature, this lecture will make you wonder whether time really is the way most of us think it is… or if it’s more complicated.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sean Munger is a historian, attorney and consultant specializing in the intersection of law and climate change. After practicing law in the Portland, Oregon area for many years, he returned to school to study environmental history, and later founded Centric Law, the consulting division of the Rose Law Firm of Lake Oswego, Oregon. He represents clients in the sustainability, renewable energy and climate change community. He also speaks and teaches on subjects involving history, climate change and the law.

Sean is an internationally published historian, with a focus on the history of climate and climate change. He writes and produces a historical podcast, Second Decade, on the Recorded History Podcast Network, and he also teaches online history classes on a wide variety of subjects. While at the University of Oregon, Sean developed and taught an innovative course on the history of climate change. His work has been featured in academic and legal journals in the United States and Europe. He is also a novelist, having published in the horror and science fiction genres.

Sean holds a Ph.D. in environmental history from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.

About Paranormal Pub

Paranormal Pub

Join us once a month to hear from experts in unexplainable phenomena - think UFOs, extraterrestrials, Bigfoot, ESP, ghosts and beyond. Come have a beer and a burger handcrafted beverage, concessions, and/or a slice of pizza, settle in and learn something new from a curated line-up of scholars, experiencers and others.

According to Wikipedia: "Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folklore and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.

A paranormal phenomenon is different from hypothetical concepts such as dark matter and dark energy. Unlike paranormal phenomena, these hypothetical concepts are based on empirical observations and experimental data gained through the scientific method.

The most notable paranormal beliefs include those that pertain to ghosts, extraterrestrial life, unidentified flying objects, psychic abilities or extrasensory perception and cryptids."

We thank McMenamins History and UFO Festival for coordinating and hosting this programming at Kennedy School.

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