Science On Tap - Science is Stranger than Fiction: Death and the Afterlife

This is a past event. Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00pm

Alberta Rose Theatre 3000 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Humanity’s fascination with death and the supernatural has influenced science 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, Ph.D., assistant professor of statistics at WSU Vancouver, will take you 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 up for a walk through the more macabre corners of science and celebrate Leonardo de Vinci’s 567th birthday.

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Readings & Talks, Science & Tech



$15 general admission, $8 with student ID


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