CFI Movie and Discussion Night

Starts
Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 7:00 pm
Ends
Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 9:00 pm
Location
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Avenue, Shadyside
  1. Death in the Morning" examines the standardization of precious metal with the touchstone in the ancient world. This innovation stimulated trade from Greece to Persia, ultimately causing the construction of a huge commercial center and library at Alexandria which included Ptolemy'sstar tables. This wealth of astronomical knowledge aided navigators during the age of discovery 14 centuries later following the introduction oflateen sails and sternpost rudders. Mariners discovered that the compass's magnetized needle did not actually point directly north. Investigations into the nature of magnetism by Gilbert led to the discovery of electricity by way of the sulfur ball of von Guericke. Further interest in atmospheric electricity at the Ben Nevis weather station led to Wilson's cloud chamber which in turn allowed development of both Watson-Watt's radar and (by way of Rutherford's insights) nuclear weaponry.'s 
 
We will be meeting at Ali Baba's Restaurant at 5:00 p.m. to dine before the event.  Please join us.  
 
CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please emailpgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accomodations.