[ASC-list] VIC EVENT Science Comedy Debate Nov 22nd

Tom Lang langetc at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 00:55:38 UTC 2017


Hello there!

We're pleased to announce our last SCI FIGHT, of 2017: the science comedy
debate event at the Spotted Mallard (home of the Laborastory).

Your hosts are the quarrelsome science comedians Tom Lang (of *Love,
Factually*) and Alanta Colley (of *Parasites Lost*). They'll be joined by
Melbourne's funniest nerds and smartest comedians to fight it out
(rhetorically) for your approval (literally) live on stage (physically).
It's going to be eye-opening, mind blowing, and side splitting. No organ is
safe!

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This round's topic: Love is just a chemical.

What is love? Is love all you need? Biologists and kitchen appliance
manufacturers disagree. Is love in the air? If so what is the national air
regulatory authority doing about it? What is the safe particulate level for
airborne love?

Is love just evolution, a dopaminergic response to human touch, primed to
prompt procreation? Honed over eons from the evolutionary advantage of
humans living in groups? Is The Bachelor a signpost of our species’
evolutionary cul de sac?

And if love *is* just a chemical, what does that mean for us? Is the
subject of your  adoration just an standard-issue sack of fluids like every
other biped, a walking digestive tube, no more important, in the grand
scheme, than your neighbour’s chook? Why don’t Valentines Day cards just
say that?

Tickets are available at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=314359&

The event is on *November 22* at* 7pm*. Groups of 4 get tickets for
$15 each and
tables are limited, so grab your lab partners, lock up your guinea pigs,
and get yourself a front-row seat!

Love, Tom and Alanta
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