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Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: The Sports Gene

Sunday, May 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you interested in exploring the vast mysteries of the cosmos, understanding human evolutionary history or talking about the long-term future of the planet earth? These topics and more will be discussed in Black Holes, Beakers, and Books, a book club that reads and discusses popular science books published within the last five years.

Join us for a discussion of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein.

Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein takes the nature vs. nurture debate to the court, the track, and the genetics lab. Scientists and world renowned athletes share their evidence for both sides, as well as discuss the role of gender and ethnicity in physical fitness excellence. You may be surprised to learn which athletic skills are innate, and which are learned, as Epstein questions whether 10,000 hours in any discipline can make anyone an expert.

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4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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