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    Lecture of the Month

    Indonesia and the Origins of Modern Humans

    Guest Speaker: Christopher Wills, PhD
    Date & Time: Saturday, January 16th at 1:30pm
    Where We Meet: By Zoom to persons on our mailing list

    Learn how two groups of our distant relatives have contributed genes to our species, visit the cave of the mysterious Hobbits, and encounter an isolated tribe that has preserved many ancient traditions.

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    contact [email protected]gmail.com

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    “I was looking for something like the study groups. I'm so glad I found SDIS. My life is richer because of it. “

    -Barbara

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    -Alvin

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    -Gerry

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