Science is Stranger than Fiction: Death and the Afterlife

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $9.00* advance tickets,
$10.00** suggested cover at the door.

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks available.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Ghouls, ghosts and goblins seem a far way from science, yet humanity’s fascination with death and the supernatural has influenced research for centuries. The desire to overcome death and understand the strange and unusual of the human condition has inspired many scientists throughout history, particularly within the fields of anatomy and medicine.

At this Science on Tap, Leslie New, PhD, assistant professor of statistics at WSU Vancouver, will take us on a tour of some of the weirdest specimens from museum collections in the western world and describe how scientists through the centuries have tried to understand death and the afterlife. Not for the squeamish, join us for a walk through the more macabre corners of science…if you dare.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with  Campus Sig-Horz Vancouver


**A note on the suggested cover: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door from advance and box office ticket sales. However, we are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the event still has seats available and if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can. Buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event.


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