While the debate between evolution and creationism is probably the most well known rivalry that the study our species origins has produced, there have been almost countless different evolutionary theories that are developed and debated since the science’s beginnings. Like all theoretical based studies, evolution has resulted in interesting (and sometimes outlandish) incorrect theories. Celebrating these swing-and-a-miss guesses at how life has come to be is B.A.H!, a celebration of Bad Ad Hoc hypothesis being put on by Zach Weinersmith (creator of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal), Breadpig Publishing, and MIT’s Lecture Series Committee.
The event, happening on Sunday October 6th at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, will be a competition between seven chosen contestants to see who can present the best “well-argued, thoroughly researched, but completely incorrect evolutionary theory”. The presenters will be competing for a statue of Charles Darwin looking unimpressed as well as a collection of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Books.
Tickets are $5 for M.I.T. students and $10 for non-students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or pre-ordered here. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the event will start at 7.