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"Necessity is the Mother of Invention" with Guest Speaker, Louis Asher
Today, Lake Fellowship is pleased to welcome back Louis Asher as our guest speaker. Louis's talk uses the development of the airplane as an example of how various factors provided the impetus which led to the development of air, and eventually, space travel. Within a time span of 66 years we went from the Wright Brothers first flight of 1903 to the moon landing of 1969.
Though air flight is the focus, Louis also ties this to how the necessity of moving away from fossil fuels leads to development of renewable fuels. Likewise, the current argument for sulfide mining includes a view that we “must” have copper and nickel for various technologies. Louis argues that to prevent environmental destruction, our focus should once again be on the necessity of developing different technologies that do not require copper/nickel. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Louis is a retired Researcher/Statistician and instructor. He worked at 3M Co. for 39 years and was known as a very practical, motivating and extremely entertaining/fun instructor. He now volunteers in organizations that deal with habitat conservation, climate change and renewable energy. He and his wife Lisa Wersal have attended Lake Fellowship in the past, and have been longstanding friends of the fellowship.
Today's meeting is via Zoom, and co-hosted by Lake Fellowship members Kristin Fulkerson and Terry McGlynn. You can join the group starting at 10:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30. To join, please check your email for the Zoom link, or request a link by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.