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IN PERSON EVENT AT CAPE COD WINERY: “DRUNK” WITH EDWARD SLINGERLAND
October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$5
How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
Now here’s a book worth toasting: Drunk. Join us for an afternoon at Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth for an entertaining and enlightening deep dive into humanity’s oldest indulgence: drinking. While plenty of books have been written about the history of alcohol and other intoxicants, none have offered a comprehensive, convincing answer to one basic question: Why do humans want to get high in the first place.? What’s more, author Edward Slingerland claims we simply would not have civilization without intoxication.
Enjoy a glass of wine (and live music after the talk) as your host serves up fascinating case studies and engaging science—everything from marauding Vikings and bacchanalian orgies to sex-starved fruit flies, blind cave fish, and problem-solving crows. He’ll not only explain why we want to get drunk, but also why it might actually be good for us to tie one on now and then.
General Admission $5