Saturday, December 5, 2015, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Why do we drink and abuse alcohol? In this talk, biologist and author Robert Dudley will provide a deep-time, interdisciplinary perspective on today's patterns of alcohol consumption and abuse. Follow the link between the fruit-eating behavior of arboreal primates and the evolution of the sensory skills required to identify ripe and fermented fruits that contain sugar and low levels of alcohol. In addition to introducing this new theory, Dudley will touch on the medical and social impacts of alcoholism. Admission to the lecture is $5 (free for Museum Members).
SPONSORED BY HILTON GARDEN INN MONTEREY.