April 20, 2021

LIVE ONLINE! Wednesday, April 28 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club is heading out of this world . . .

Secret Science Club presents geneticist Christopher Mason and bioethicist Matthew Liao in conversation on human bioengineering, space travel, and the future of Earth!

Join us live via Zoom on Wednesday, April 28 @ 8PM (Eastern Time USA) "Doors" open at 7:30PM 

Shhh... everyone on our mailing list will be emailed the Zoom link the night before. To join SSC's mailing list (or just request the Zoom link), send us an email (secretscienceclub@gmail.com)

A geneticist and computational biologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, Christopher Mason works with NASA to study the impacts of space travel on the human body. His new book The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds argues that it is our obligation to engineer the human genome to prepare humanity for life on other planets—because life on Earth has an expiration date. He sets forth a bold, futuristic timeline to put this plan in motion.

Matthew Liao is director of the Center for Bioethics at NYU and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. He studies the impact of technology and genetic engineering on human rights. As a thought experiment, he has proposed that humans might be biomedically engineered to minimize our environmental impact on Earth—and reduce our carbon footprint. He is the author of The Right to Be Loved, Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights, Moral Brains, and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

Before & After
--Mix up our cocktail of the night, the New You… (recipe below!)
--Groove to intergalactic tunes in our zero-gravity lounge
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Snag a copy of Christopher Mason’s new book, The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, here or wherever you buy books!

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What’s next at Secret Science Club online?
Stay tuned for theoretical physicist & cosmologist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on Wednesday, May 19!

(Note: If you don't already have the Zoom meeting app on your computer or mobile device, you can download it for free at zoom.us)

Cocktail Recipe for “The New You” (created by Joe Cacciola/Mixologist)
Ingredients: 1½ oz Bourbon, 1 tsp Crème de Menthe, ½ oz Honey Syrup**, 3 oz Peach Juice, Juice of ½ Lemon, Mint Sprig (for garnish)
- Pour all ingredients over ice into a rocks glass, and stir well
- Garnish with mint sprig
**Honey Syrup Recipe
- Mix 1 part honey and 1 part water in small pot. Heat until honey is dissolved. Let cool.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.