12.02.07 CFI-LA Technology of War from the Gatling Gun to WMDs
Posted: 21 November 2007 01:58 AM   [ Ignore ]
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CFI-LA’s FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series
presents

How Technology has Reshaped War: From the Gatling Gun to WMDs

Sunday, December 2, at 11 a.m.

The Gatling Gun, which was invented by Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling in 1862 and fired 600 rounds a minute, was a weapon of mass destruction. Though used briefly in the American Civil War, the Gatling Gun proved its value in later wars and has been widely adopted in military applications, even today.

In a multimedia presentation, Joseph Wagner, M.D., will trace the impact of this technology and the subsequent development of the more destructive atomic, biological and chemical weapons in the hands of nations and terrorists that now threaten civilization

Wagner is a retired Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA, and has lectured internationally on the American Civil War, including at National Army Museum in London, England, and before the History Society in Wales.

$6, or free for Friends of the Center.

The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

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