Fred Brown, a graduate of University of Illinois with a first degree in electrical engineering, has written over 100 technical articles and believes firmly in lifelong learning.
His topic was Evolution and the Human Brain. Starting with a very clear definition and explanation of evolution as gradual and progressive change, he explained that it is an established scientific fact and a fundamental part of creation. The controversy lies in which theory best explains specific aspects of evolution. Starting in 1859 with the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species, Evolution is based on four elements: Heredity, Variation, Excess Replication, and Natural Selection. Darwin’s great contribution was the idea of the Survival of the Fittest.
Read more: Program: Evolution and the Human Brain
Community Service Grant: Joe Giamanco presented a grant to Bob Adams of Interfaith (Haven House) and Kelly Cloud our Rotarian who organizes our meal preparation and serving dinner to the homeless participants at Haven House. Haven House is open and serves dinner every night of the year, currently serving 49 men and women participants. Kelly Cloud encouraged everyone to volunteer, stressing that it brings real joy to serve, and announced we had signed up for another 6 months of 2 meals a month.