Jail Lectures

I have been volunteering since June 2018 at the Clermont County Jail.  I have been giving weekly lecture/seminars to my inmate/pupils.  It has been extremely gratifying, and I am not being hyperbolic to say that the time spent with these pupils can be the highlight of my week.

Although I never used PowerPoint in my lectures as a College Professor, the restrictions imposed by having an extremely fluid constituency means that I Sex_yeilds_diversity_2ndcannot develop a curriculum which can build on previous week’s material.  Thus, most seminars must stand on their own.

I intend on posting the PowerPoint presentations for the general public, should they be of more general usefulness.

10 September 2019: EVOLUTION 

24 September 2019: Origin of Life

We explored the roots of how life came to be, and how it has been shaped, from Socrates to Darwin.

1 October 2019: SEX: What is it good for? (Sex_yields_diversity)

We explore how sexual reproduction is extremely effective at generating a heterogeneous population, a necessary prerequisite for Darwinian evolution.

15 October 2019: Female_Reproductive_System

We explored the internal anatomy of the human female, the process of fertilization and how the development of the resulting embryo is sustained.