A scientist walks into a bar, sits down with a former producer of 60 Minutes, orders a beer and talks to a live audience. No punch line here! This is Science on Tap, a live, award-winning show and web series produced by Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
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Science on Tap presents
“What Animals Think and Feel” with guest Carl Safina
Event time: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Location: Stony Brook Yacht Club on 21 Shore Rd. Stony Brook.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by completing the form here.
Does my dog love me or does she just want a treat? Most people assume we have no way of knowing. But in his new book, “Beyond Words,” Carl Safina conveys the up-to-date science demonstrating similarities between ourselves and other animals in consciousness, self-awareness, empathy, teaching, the roots of aesthetics – including music – even a capacity for grief. In a conversation with host and former “60 Minutes” producer, Steven Reiner, Safina will argue that animals think and feel a lot like people do. They know who their friends are. They know who their enemies are. They have ambitions for status, and their lives follow the arc of a career. Relationships define them, as relationships define us. Come hear what Safina has learned about the surprising similarities between other animals’ lives and our own.
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