Bees are amazing critters. They build ideal hexagonal honeycombs; they communicate through dance; and they solve the “traveling salesman” math problem while pollinating $20 billion worth of US crops each year. The world’s bees can improve economic and ecological sustainability, too, if only we let them. We know the vital importance of bees, yet we also know that they are dying off. What does the future human condition look like in a world that incorporates bees into our architecture, healthcare, and everyday lives? Join Noah Wilson-Rich for a dynamic discussion about bees and how they fit into our future. This event is presented in partnership with Wonderfest, the Bay Area Beacon of Science.
Speaker: Noah Wilson-Rich, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at The Best Bees Company
Location: PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco
Eats: Come early! PianoFight serves "classic California Americana and a twist on nostalgic concessions." Plus beer and wine.
Cost: FREE. Please register.
Dr. Richard Carrier — world-renowned author and speaker — is an expert in ancient science. Since earning his PhD at Columbia University, he has written numerous books on modern philosophy and ancient history. In this lively, illustrated talk, Dr. Carrier will compare modern science (from the Scientific Revolution to today) with science in the ancient Greco-Roman world, where science as we know it began. We will understand what the Greeks and Romans achieved — and how close they got to their own scientific revolution. This event is presented in partnership with Chabot Space & Science Center and Wonderfest, the Bay Area Beacon of Science.
7:00 pm: Wine & Light Food Reception
8:00 pm: Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Richard Carrier, historian and author
Location: Chabot Space & Science Center, Tien Megadome Theater: 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
Cost: $15 for presentation only; $25 for presentation PLUS general musem admission. Buy tickets here.
Eats: Beer and wine will be available for purchase before the presentation, starting at 7pm.
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