Life Sex Death: A Historical Look at the Science That Drives Us

By Philadelphia Science Festival (other events)

Thursday, April 26 2012 7:00 PM 8:30 PM EDT
You’re born, you eat, you reproduce, you die… these four acts have been pondered over, questioned, and theorized throughout history. We look to science to understand particles and the cosmos as well as everything in between including life, sex, death -- and food. How did past scientists, or philosophers, understand life from birth (or generation) to meaning and significance? How did bananas change the fate of humanity? What have medical and public health professionals said about sexual behavior? How has death been define, and resisted? Join historians and comedians for glimpses and interpretations of science past.

Speakers: Asteroid!, Chip Chantrey, Dr. Darin Hayton, Haverford College; Emily and Micah McGraw, Karen Reeds, The History of Science Society; Secret Pants, Elly Truitt, Bryn Mawr; Michael Yudell, Ph.D., MPH, Drexel University