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Science and Ideas Group

When:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Where:
Ashby Village Office
1821 Catalina Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94707

510-204-9200
Contact(s):
Gerald Abrams
Category:
Interest Group
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When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:00-5:00 pm

Where:  Ashby Village Office, 1821 Catalina Ave., Berkeley

Open to: All

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible


Join a dynamic group of individuals who enjoy sharing and discussing science-focused topics. Each month the group selects a new topic to focus on via their online email forum. Speakers and/or readings often support the lively discussions. This month:

DOMESTICATION OF THE HORSE ....Roger Newman 

Once horses were domesticated about 6,000 years ago we have used them for work, war, and mobility in an amazing variety of ways.  This talk will focus on the process of domestication and look at evidence of when, where and how it was accomplished.

Here are some references for you to take a look at before we meet:

https://www.livescience.com/9589-surprising-history-america-wild-horses.html

https://www.pbs.org/video/equus-story-of-the-horse-episode-1-origins-bp00yv/

https://video.kpbs.org/video/equus-story-of-the-horse-episode-2-chasing-the-wind-u7o10x/


ORIGIN OF THE AMERICAN HORSE...Gerry Abrams
Called the finest light cavalry in the world, the Plains Indian on horseback was a formidable warrior. The bonding of Indian and horse arose from the capture of horses that had escaped (or whose ancestors had escaped) from Spanish explorers in the Southwest. Or did it? Check the Web and find exciting alternative histories.

THE HEALING POWER OF HORSES, FACT OR FICTION …Barbara Rogers

As early as 600 BC in ancient Greek literature the therapeutic use of horse -back riding is noted.  Now there are Schools, Camps and Associations of Equestrian or Equine-Assisted Therapy worldwide for people of all ages and circumstances.  There are also Associations of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAT) that analyze qualitative and quantitative information.  Would EAT be helpful for you or someone you know?  You decide.

http://www.wayofthehorse.org/Articles/horse-therapy.html                                                                   

http://www.equinespot.com/true-horse-stories.html 

https://psychcentral.com/lib/equine-assisted-psychotherapy-healing-therapy-or-just-hype/?all=1

 

Monthly areas of focus will be posted here once finalized.




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