The Ida Rupp Public Library holds many seminars, group meetings and discussion groups. An interesting discussion group currently in monthly rotation at the library is a Do you believe series. On Jan. 16, the group asked the question… Do you believe in aliens?
Participants researched facts to bring to the table for discussion and shared personal stories on if they thought aliens really existed. One of the researched topics was the 1961 Drake Equation which found a mathematical formula that calculated it is probable that there are 1000-100 million civilizations like ours in the Milky Way Galaxy. With that being said, there is also the scientific data that states the nearest star nearest to the Earth, Proxima Centauri, is 23 times the distance from the Earth to our sun. By traveling the speed of light, it would take 73,000 years to reach Proxima Centauri. Could any being feasibly travel that distance?
The idea that should be taken from this discussion group is that it is important to have creative thought and it expand your mind to new ideas and have creative discussion. Last month’s topic was Bigfoot and next month, held on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m., is a Do you believe in vampires discussion group. Other topics planned for the series are: South Bass Bessie, zombies, angels and miracles.
For more information about this group or others held at the Ida Rupp Library visit www.idarupp.org for a list of events.