Science on Tap, “Science is Stranger than Fiction: Death and the Afterlife”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

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, assistant professor of statistics, 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.

Doors open at 6 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $9 advance tickets, $10 day of the event. Food and drink available to purchase. Visit Science on Tap to learn about other science talks.

Location: 
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660