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Sci Fight is a quarterly science comedy debate, with your definitely qualified host, Alanta Colley (citation needed). Sci Fight brings together science folk and comedy folk, and makes them debate the big issues in a silly way.

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Sci Fight is a quarterly science comedy debate, with your definitely qualified host, Alanta Colley (citation needed). Sci Fight brings together science folk and comedy folk, and makes them debate the big issues in a silly way.

    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Pleasure is a false God | Science Comedy Debates

    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Pleasure is a false God | Science Comedy Debates

    Sci Fight is a quarterly science comedy debate, with your definitely qualified host, Alanta Colley (citation needed). Sci Fight brings together science folk and comedy folk, and makes them debate the big issues in a silly way.

    This round we turn to pleasure. Finally! What is it? Where does it come from, and can I have some please? Pleasure is part of our biological make-up; evolution’s way of prodding us to consume calories, procreate, and not freeze to death, so surely seeking pleasure is only natural? If nothing else, pleasure is a small compensation for all the suffering we endure simply by being trapped in these ridiculous meat vehicles, what with all their tooth decay, ear ache, period pain, and haemorrhoids. Can we not have a little dopamine as a treat? Why not steer our ship of purpose towards the cape of pleasure? 

    Or is pleasure a false god? Simply a smoke screen for more pain? Was it pleasure that led to the tooth decay in the first place? Is pleasure only ever a short term reward, where the deeper satisfactions born from hardship, suffering and sacrifice? One can’t imagine Marie Curie bunking off early from the lab for a cheeky pint and a parma. Does the pursuit of pleasure prevent us achieving all that we are fully capable of as a species? 

    What ever happened to those kids in the marshmallow test? Are some of them still waiting? 

    Join us at the Howler for an evening of passionate and pleasurable discourse as scientists and comedians dissect our purpose, our passions and our pitfalls. 

    Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

    • 1 hr 30 min
    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Should we upload our brains to the cloud? | Science Comedy Debates

    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Should we upload our brains to the cloud? | Science Comedy Debates

    Sci Fight (www.scifight.com.au/) is a quarterly Science Comedy Debate where scientists and comedians come together to debate serious issues in a ridiculous manner.

    This round we turn to pleasure. Finally! What is it? Where does it come from, and can I have some please? Pleasure is part of our biological make-up; evolution’s way of prodding us to consume calories, procreate, and not freeze to death, so surely seeking pleasure is only natural? If nothing else, pleasure is a small compensation for all the suffering we endure simply by being trapped in these ridiculous meat vehicles, what with all their tooth decay, ear ache, period pain, and haemorrhoids. Can we not have a little dopamine as a treat? Why not steer our ship of purpose towards the cape of pleasure? 

    Or is pleasure a false god? Simply a smoke screen for more pain? Was it pleasure that led to the tooth decay in the first place? Is pleasure only ever a short term reward, where the deeper satisfactions born from hardship, suffering and sacrifice? One can’t imagine Marie Curie bunking off early from the lab for a cheeky pint and a parma. Does the pursuit of pleasure prevent us achieving all that we are fully capable of as a species? 

    What ever happened to those kids in the marshmallow test? Are some of them still waiting? 

    Join us at the Howler for an evening of passionate and pleasurable discourse as scientists and comedians dissect our purpose, our passions and our pitfalls. 

    Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Scientists go to Heaven? | Science Comedy Debates

    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Scientists go to Heaven? | Science Comedy Debates

    Sci Fight (www.scifight.com.au/) is a quarterly Science Comedy Debate where scientists and comedians come together to debate serious issues in a ridiculous manner.

    This round's topic: Scientists go to heaven.

    Scientists do God’s work. They seek truth; divorced from opinion or ambition. They put society’s needs ahead of their own. They pursue their research with diligence, patience, and humility. Some of them even do it sober. That’s most of the seven Heavenly virtues!

    Surely that’s enough Frequent Virtue Points to fly them straight to the gates of Heaven. Knowing scientists, they probably carbon offset the flight as well. Surely scientists are God’s chosen ones.

    Pope Francis assured us that you didn’t actually have to believe in God to go to Heaven; though it is still rude to continuously blank Him during the weekly Bingo tournament once you’re there. Plus, the atheist scientists surely have an eternity in Heaven to overcome their existential bewilderment.

    Then again, scientific research brought us the weapons of war; the tools to frack God’s Mother Earth, and the Lynx Africa body spray range. Can any amount of atonement wash the sins of shower in a can away? If Richard Dawkins ended up in Heaven surely it would be some sort of Angelic prank. If Dawkins is there, is it still Heaven?

    Come to the Brunswick Ballroom and enjoy a bite and a beverage as we get belligerent and biblical.

    Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

    • 1 hr 32 min
    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — To Panic or Not To Panic? | Science Comedy Debates

    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — To Panic or Not To Panic? | Science Comedy Debates

    Sci-Fight hits Kalaide Theatre for this special National Sustainable Living Festival event! Academics, scientists and comedians put forth the case as to whether this is fine or whether it's time to unleash chaos. Come and make your breakdown evidence based!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Santa is real. | Science Comedy Debates

    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Santa is real. | Science Comedy Debates

    We all know him. On a first-name basis. This man, with an unorthodox method of entering your living abode and leaving again based on your yearly performance is a household name and routinely escapes arrest.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Does Nature Know Best? | Science Comedy Debates

    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Does Nature Know Best? | Science Comedy Debates

    Listen into a Sci-Fight, a live science comedy debate, about whether or not in these climactic times, we think nature is in need of any improvement.

    • 1 hr 32 min

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