Science on Tap, “Stranger than Fiction: It’s a Cruel Natural World”

People across cultures have revered nature for giving life to all things and Mother Nature is often personified as nurturing, benevolent and seeking to promote the abundance of life. But Mother Nature is not always so nice. Nature also can wreak havoc in the animal kingdom, and has evolved things such as parasites capable of mind control, cannibalistic mates and fetuses that eat their siblings in utero.

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.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $9* advance tickets, $10** suggested cover at the door, $5 students. Food and drinks available for purchase.

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.

*There is a fee per advance ticket, but buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event. Tickets not redeemed at the Kiggins box office by 7:05 p.m. the night of show may be released to those waiting in line for a ticket.

**If $10 is a hardship and seats are still available, please come and donate what you can.

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

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