Darwin Day: Everything You Know About Sex is Wrong

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:15pm to 9:00pm

Building 4, 4-270
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139

Why does sex exist? What are males for? Is the gender binary real? And why does a microbe have the swingingest sex life of all?

Darwin Day is a celebration of the FEB/12 birthday of naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin, a pivotal figure in the development of the scientific theory of evolution by natural selection. This year, we at the Secular Society of MIT mark it with a presentation by Abby Hafer, a zoologist and speaker who teaches at Curry College and authored Amazon theism-category bestseller "The Not-So-Intelligent Designer".

In this talk, subtitled "Part I -- The Gender Binary" (preemptively, because the misconceptions are too many to cover in a single talk), Dr Hafer will discuss the biological evolution of sex, sex and gender in the animal kingdom, and religious notions of sex and sexuality.

WHEN: Thursday, FEB/15, 7:15pm
WHERE: 4-270 (2nd floor, 182 Memorial Drive, https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=4)
Cake and tea served before talk, audience Q&A after.
One lucky attendee will go home with a Darwin art poster we will randomize out at the end of the event.
Free entry and refreshments. The event will be photographed and recorded.

Facebook event: https://goo.gl/bBHe4U

Please also join us for a nature walk on the following Saturday morning ( event page at https://goo.gl/MSjP5m )

More about Darwin Day: http://darwinday.org
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Event Type

Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Community Event

Events By Interest

Academic, Diversity/Inclusion, General


biology, Atheism, science, evolution, Secularism, zoology, Skepticism



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