Hackett to speak at “Beyond Thunderdome – The Science of the Apocalypse”

Beyond Thunderdome!: An Evening of Beer, Science, and the Apocalypse
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Lolita Bar (basement space), 266 Broome St.

Earthquakes! Disease! Technological meltdown on a global scale! The Empiricist League’s second FREE gathering will take place on Wednesday, Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:15pm at Lolita Bar’s basement space (266 Broome St., NYC). The program is as follows. Please RSVP at Facebook.

The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and How We Can Stop It

Fred Guterl is an award winning journalist who has been writing about science for more than 25 years. He is currently executive editor of Scientific American. Mr. Guterl will speak to the Empiricist League about his new book, The Fate of the Species, in which he explores the various threats to humanity’s continued existence – from superviruses to global famine to killer machines.

Jet Engines, Flamethrowers, and Obtainium: How to Survive the Apocalypse in Style

Chris Hackett is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, founder and Director of the Madagascar Institute, and host of the Science Channel’s television show Stuck with Hackett. Mr. Hackett will speak to the Empiricist League on how to rebuild civilization from the detritus of a lost culture – particularly car batteries and Drano. He has not been arrested in over a year

Death from Above: How Hypernovas, Orange Dwarves and Red Giants Will Destroy Planet Earth

Dr. Jennifer Donovan Meyer is a world-class roller derby skater and postdoctoral research fellow at Stony Brook University who studies gas and star formation in other galaxies. Dr. Meyer will speak to the Empiricist League about astronomical threats to our planet.

For more information visit www.empiricistleague.com.

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