~~~ August, 23 2017 Nerd Nite ~~~  

Aug2017 NerdNiteRaleigh Flyer_Final

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Featured Event(s): Trivia

Door Prize: By popular demand, another piece of Re-purposed “Crappy Art!”





~~~ July 19, 2017 Nerd Nite ~~~  

Time:  6:00 PM Happy Hour,  7:00 PM Event

Place: Goodnight’s Comedy Club (861 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603) – Upstairs

$3 Door Charge – Open to Public – Ages 21+

Topics – Teasers – Speakers:

  • “Forensic Anthropology: Speaking for the Dead” – The field of forensic anthropology has been popularized by the famous TV show Bones. While fascinating, the depiction is quite unrealistic. Come see how a forensic anthropologist locates, learns from, and speaks for those that are no longer able to speak for themselves. But seriously…when do we get the Angelatron?!  – Kristen Chew
  • “A Contemporary Look at the Teachings of the Historical Buddha”  –  The Buddha taught, in his own words, ‘Dukkha (suffering, stress, dissatisfaction with life) and the end of Dukkha’ – or, the corollary ‘Why you’re not happy, and what you can do about it.’ – Phillip Irwin
  • “The Science of Communication” – Spoken language and communication is one of the most powerful tools humans have devised, but how does it work? Let’s look at the physics and biology and see how they play into the way speech is constructed. What separates us from animals? Spoken words, language? Maybe not. – Jai Burn

Featured Event(s): Trivia

Door Prize: By popular demand, another piece of Re-purposed “Crappy Art!”





~~~ June 21, 2017 Nerd Nite ~~~  

7:00 PM @ Trophy Tap & Table: 225 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(Free, Open to Public, Ages 21+)

Topics – Teasers – Speakers: 

  1. “Biomechanics”  –  Why we Hurt, Patterns of the Body, and How to Break Them. – Joseph Kleman
  2. “Slipping into the Cauldrons of War”  –  Find out about the Great War and how its results have lead to every military conflict that the US has been involved in for the last 100 years… and still involved in! – Johnny Joyner
  3. “Beekeeping Basics”  –  Basics of beekeeping for those that may be interested in beekeeping themselves, or helping bees. – Javier

Featured Event: Trivia

Door Prize: By popular demand, another piece of Re-purposed Art!





~~~ May 17, 2017 Nerd Nite ~~~   

7:00 PM @ Trophy Tap & Table: 225 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(Free, Open to Public, Ages 21+)

Topics – Teasers – Speakers:

  1. “If You Live Long Enough You’re Going to Die: Carcinogenesis Explained”  Kerry will explain the inevitability of death, why cancer will win in the long run, and what technologies could change the truth value of the prior two statements. – Dr. Kerry Donny-Clark
  2. “You Might Recognize Me… I’m the Fourth Guy from the Left on the Evolutionary Chart.” Ever wonder how exactly humans evolved…and who we evolved from? Good, because that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about! We will discuss how exactly we got from monkeys to humans and some of what happened in between. Evolution is a theory, but you really can’t get much better than that in science! – Kristen Chew
  3. “Consciousness: Awareness of One’s Self.” Do you ever wonder what causes you to be aware of the world around you? To wonder why your brain is thinking about itself?  There are many theories as to what consciousness is, and what creates it.  Many past and present scientists and philosophers have their thoughts on what this invisible movie that plays before your eyes when you think of an experience really is.  In this presentation, we will explore these current theories. – Eric Self

Featured Event: Trivia

Door Prize: Re-purposed Art