End Game on Easter Island: A Sign of Things to Come?


October 30, 2014 :: Kent Peacock
Moderated by Duane Pendergast

Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is one of the most remote places of human habitation in the world. It is famed for its iconic statuary and as a tragic example of ecological collapse. This past summer Dr. Kent Peacock travelled to Rapa Nui with his son Evan Peacock and Dillon St. Jean, to photograph, film, and learn as much about the island as a ten-day visit would permit. He’ll recount some of the high (and low) points of the trip, and ask whether it is necessarily the case that planet Earth can be, in the end, nothing more than “Easter Island writ large”.

(The trip was made possible by generous support from the Rolof Beny Foundation and the Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group)

Speaker: Kent Peacock
Dr. Peacock earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1991. In 1996 he joined the University of Lethbridge. His research includes logic and the philosophies of physics and ecology. Recently he has devoted a lot of attention to climate change and sustainability, and what he saw on Rapa Nui gave him a new perspective on these related challenges.

Moderator: Duane Pendergast

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM (30 minutes each for presentation, lunch and Q & A) Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr S Cost: $11.00 (includes lunch) or $2.00 (includes coffee/tea at the presentation only)


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