Sol writes: The art of science: Mythbusters coming to Harvard!

According to the Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy site, “The MythBusters – special-effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman – take on the task of separating truth from urban legend on their television show with the same name. In true Humanist style, the pair takes on three myths per episode and uses modern-day science to demonstrate, through scientific trials, whether or not some things we take for granted really hold any ground.”

Well, that’s great, but what excites me is that they’re coming to Harvard to receive the Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism, as chosen by the HSS Cultural Humanism committee.

Regardless of what your faith is or isn’t, you can still come see them get an award for doing good for human race. That’s what all of Harvard is about, so all of Harvard- and all of Boston- should feel welcome. It’s happening April 16, 8:00pm, at Memorial Church. It’s open to the public, and tickets are sold online through the box office. They’ll even mail them to you for a small fee, which I paid.

I’m excited by this; I think it’s an honor both for them (I have a soft spot in my heart for people who make science accessible to the masses) and for Harvard.

There are a lot of arts programs and productions at Harvard. They don’t talk a lot about them, but there’s a lot going on. It’s a great place to dive into culture, whether by finding out more about the city we live in or by taking your first acting class. Personally, I’m just as happy using my Extension School ID to get into local museums, since it’s a valid student ID.

And yes, I’ve tested it; you can get into the MFA with your student ID card. Confirmed!

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