Life, Sex, Death, and Food: A Historical Look at the Science that Drives Us

Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science, Philadelphia Science Festival

Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:00 pm EDT

Time: 7:00-8:30pm Location: Main Stage, Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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 defined, and resisted? Join historians and comedians for glimpses and interpretations of science past. Collaborators: Darin Hayton, Haverford College; Karen Reeds, Independent Scholar; Elly Truitt, Bryn Mawr College; and Mike Yudell, Drexel University; Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science; Chemical Heritage Foundation; Philly Improv Theater; Secret Pants Sketch Comedy. Buy Tickets HereOnline event registration with TicketLeap