If you’ll be in or near Heidelberg (for example, somewhere in the Milky Way galaxy) at 8pm on Jan. 23, don’t miss my first Heidelberg performance of the Science cabaret – “The revenge of the mammoths.” An hour of stand-up comedy on the topic of the collision between science and society.
Details in German here.
Here’s the announcement in English:
Science is zooming by in the fast lane at 250 km/h, leaving most of us stuck behind a truck. Are we headed for a massive traffic jam? Or will the “zipper system” finally work? Russ Hodge, native Kansan (his parents’ fault), long-time resident of Germany (his wife’s fault), and science writer (his own fault) takes us to the edge of today’s research (and occasionally way over the edge) in a talk loaded with fascinating information. For example, the human genome is 4% Neanderthal, 14% Genghis Khan, and 48% Jim, a sheep farmer from Ohio. Random and useless facts are woven together with practical information about the Republican plan for surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, building your own anti-tornado device, and how to launch a successful Biotech start-up using only the contents of your belly-button. We’ll explore the evolution of horror films, how to distinguish true Conspiracy Theories from crazy stuff on blogs, and the search for Amelia Earhart’s DNA in the species that most likely ate her.
The talk will be held in Kansas English, refined and distilled for European consumption.