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Science on Tap Online -- A Dog's World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans (Photo) - 11/04/21

Date: Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: YouTube or Register on Zoom

Tickets: $15-$5 suggested donation (Support us on Patreon or make a one-time donation here)

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What would happen to dogs if humans simply disappeared? Would dogs be able to survive on their own without us? What might they become without direct human intervention into breeding, arranged playdates at the dog park, regular feedings, and veterinary care?

At this event we will be joined by Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff, authors of A Dog’s World. Drawing on biology, ecology, and the latest findings on the lives and behavior of dogs and their wild relatives, they imagine a posthuman future for dogs and reveal how dogs would survive—and possibly even thrive. They will talk about how dogs are quick learners who are highly adaptable and opportunistic, and they offer compelling evidence that dogs already do survive on their own—and could do so in a world without us. Join us to learn how this new and revolutionary perspective can guide how we interact with dogs now.

Jessica Pierce is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School. Her books include Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets.

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. His books include Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do. Twitter @MarcBekoff

Visit our YouTube page for the live show (refresh until you see the video post), or watch the high quality version on Zoom (register above).

Recorded live shows are available on our YouTube channel within a day or two.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, drink a pint, and enjoy learning. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge! For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Science on Tap OR WA.

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