Sunday Assembly - Evolution

Join us Sunday, September 11th in lovely Lola's Room with live music from the Sunday Assembly band, inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought-provoking lecture by Dr. Jon Peters!

Cetacean Evolution - A Whale of a Tale

Evolution, especially large scale evolutionary changes commonly referred to as macroevolution, is a difficult concept for many to accept. By looking closely at one example of evolution’s mastery of producing new species we can understand why all the life and geological sciences and medicine are firmly grounded on this amazing theory first proposed in a concrete from by Darwin. We are all part of the greatest history story ever discovered with a common shared ancestry connecting us and all life and our planet itself reaching back over billions of years.

After the assembly, mosey on downstairs to Ringlers for lunch and have a beer for Sunday Assembly Portland! 100% of all food and beverage sales go directly towards covering our costs.

Child care:  provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm. Parents, please see details here.

Food Drive:    Each month, we can "help often" by supporting Team Relief with a food donation. Please bring donations of unexpired, unopened, canned or packaged food items to the donation table before the Assembly begins. Food items will be used to support those in our community who are in need. 

Everyone is welcome, and our events are always free, always awesome.

About the Speaker:
Jon Peters, MD, MS, FAAFP

Dr. Peters completed a BS in Zoology from Arizona State University, an MS in Biology from Northern Arizona University, an MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and was awarded the degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2007.  He has been the recipient of several teaching awards including the Master Teacher Award from The Oregon Health & Science University where he is an Affiliate Associate Professor, and the Resident Teacher Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He is the proud father of four wonderful daughters and spends his time hiking in the summer and downhill skiing in the winter often with his life partner. He is active in promoting secular humanism and reason by serving on the Advisory Board of CFI Portland, starting a secular humanist group in east Portland that has grown to over 750 Meetup members, and giving lectures on evolution and other topics.  Dr. Peters' interest in origins and especially the evolution-creation controversy began in 1971 after reading Whitcomb and Morris’ “The Genesis Flood” while pursuing his undergraduate studies.

On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm. Pre-pay available at most parking locations.




September 11, 2016 at 11am - 12:30pm
Lola's Room
Korin Scott ·
Seth Bradley Matthew Hicks Rick Woodford Vicki Jorgenson Rob Jessica Thomason Greg Holbrook Laurie Shentalevenn Ryan Brown Marlene Kate Dalziel Michael D. Barton Ben Ar Goodson Nitin Chantelle Baldwin Bob Hansen Leah Samour Elizabeth L Smith Ann Moses Allison Keane Staci Warren Brenden Hoyt Travis McGowan Bernie D. Richard Shank Ray Anderson Mindy Curry Shannon Grahek Sam Daniela Iancu Daniela Natalie Jeremy Maxwell Matthew Cooper Siona-Kim Caroline Lucille T Freya Siona-Kim Nate Hilman Carlin Scott Juanita Remien amy Vinnie Kinsella Abby Stacy Andrea Moxie McDermed Cassie Hobbs

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