Dinner Conversations

At dinner last night with the family we were each telling something they had learned that day.

I’m amazed at how much has been learned since I was in school.   I’ve been listening to one of my favorite authors read his “A Short History of Nearly Everything” in the car.  I suspect this is the first of multiple listenings because there is just so much to grok there.  But, yesterday he was discussing the multiple cycles of extinctions that have occurred in history. I remember learning about the dinosaurs in school and was taught there were multiple theories as to what happened to them.  Now, it is widely accepted  that an asteroid or comet hit the earth causing widespread devastation – the Washington Post reports this March 9, 2010, so it must be true…

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