Food For Thought

This Week's Concept: Survival of the Fittest. Last week's concept: Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny.  This proposes that every organism's ontogeny (individual development) directly reflects its phylogeny (evolutionary history of the species). Also known as Haeke's Recapitulation Theory / Biogenetic Law / Embryological Parallelism, this theory is no longer considered valid and is now out of favour.

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Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Mutation. Last Week's Word & Definition: Evolution - Development of organisms originating from a common ancestor and diversifying into different species over many generations.

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One Book, One New Tecumseth Paramount & Sacrosanct!

Terry Fallis wowed a full house at NTPL’s second annual One Book, One New Tecumseth Author Event at the Nottawasaga Inn last night.

After an excellent re-enactment of a scene from “No Relation” performed by Banting Memorial High School students, Terry took to the stage and completely captivated the crowd as he shared the story behind the the story. ¬†How a lawyer named Brian Mulroney – no relation to the then Prime Minister of Canada – sparked the idea in the late 1980s. How Hemingway became the author of choice for the character’s namesake. Why the setting for the novel was New York City instead of Toronto, as originally planned. And so much more.

Terry took the audience on a whirlwind tour of the Ernest Hemingway Exorcism World Tour, and the novel itself, with anecdotes and a slide show. He even offered a sneak peek into his newest novel, which is expected to hit the shelves in September of 2015, before taking time for a lively Q&A session.

NTPL’s board and staff declared the evening a resounding success and the One book, One New Tecumseth event Paramount and Sacrosanct!

Thank you, Terry Fallis, for a delightful evening, and everyone who came out for helping to make One Book a success in New Tecumseth.

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Terry Fallis Visits Banting Memorial High School

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought: Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny. Last week's concept: Natural Selection - the process by which, according to Darwin's theory of evolution, those organisms best adapted to their environment are "selected by nature" to survive and reproduce.

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Word of the Week

Word of the Week 28Oct2014

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One Book One New Tecumseth 2013’s Author, Tanis Rideout, Gets Caught Reading This Year’s Selection!

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Tanis Rideout, author of Above All Things, the One Book, One New Tecumseth 2013 selection.

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The Countdown is On: Only 9 Days Left

An evening with Terry Fallis. Thursday, October 30th, 7-9 pm. Nottawasaga Inn  Resort. Tickets available at all three branches of the New Tecumseth Public Library. One Book, One New Tecumseth

Tickets are selling fast. Only a few remain. Get yours today!

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Food for Thought

Food4Thought 16Oct14

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Word of the Week

Word of the Week 16Oct2014

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