We are David Sloan Wilson, evolutionary biologist, and Zach Weinersmith, cartoonist, and we're putting on The Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses. Ask Us Anything!
We're putting on an event called "The Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses." at MIT on April 20th.
Dr. Wilson is a leading expert on biology, so if you have any questions about evolutionary biology, this is the place!
The festival, which we're calling "BAH!" will feature a group of speakers who submitted very bad evolutionary theories which manage to explain a lot of data. They will present, and a panel of judges (including Zach) will ask them questions, and then decide who had the best bad theory. The event is in Cambridge on April 20th.
You can buy tickets at https://www.wepay.com/events/bahfest
EDIT: David had to head off for a bit for some Science Stuff, but he'll check in later in the day to answer more questions. I, Weinersmith, shall remain.
EDIT: Do we have a livestream or a recording? We are trying to do both, but I can't promise it yet!
EDIT: If you see "sciencegal" posting, that's Kelly Weinersmith, who will be emceeing the event!