ASF_Logo_Stacked_White.png       March 15 - 25, 2017

Event Details

Science of Sin
Thursday, March 24, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307 (
  • Adults
  • Science & Society
Specified Amount ($10)

Fernbank Science Center Evening Cafe is serving up something special-The Seven Deadly Sins and Science. Rotate through seven different science explorations: Greed, Lust, Gluttony, Anger, Pride, Envy, and Sloth and chat with the scientists who do research connected to each sin. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

This event is SOLD OUT!


Spicy Tomato Soup Shooter

topped with Cajun Grilled Shrimp and Pickled Smoked Jalapenos      Pamela Orpinas, Ph. D., Professor from the University of Georgia will discuss the physiological consequences of growing up experiencing social hardships like bullying or discrimination.

Green eggs and Ham Hash
Shredded pulled pork sushi roll, topped with a quail egg and green hollandaise
Augustus (Gus) B. Cochran III, Ph. D., Professor from Agnes Scott College will discuss the seemingly impossible task of timely decision-making in today’s politics.

Apple Creme Brulee Purse
Phyllo dough stuffed with creamy vanilla bean custard, caramalized apples then drizzled with honey
Larry Young, Ph. D., Professor from Emory University will discuss the neurobiological basis for humans’ intense desire for social interactions, and the physiological effects that losing a loved one has on an individual.  Also, he’ll discuss how his research is helping to develop treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Gold Dusted Chocolate Ganache Truffles 
A decadent spiced chocolate ganache accompanied with a brittle shell that will split open with a satisfying crack, revealing a melty, smooth ganache filling.
Benoit Chassaing, Ph. D., Researcher from Georgia State University will discuss how emulsifiers in processed foods may negatively affect human health.

Frozen Minerals
Sparkling beverage flavored with natural seasonal fruits, layered and frozen to create spheres of deliciousness.
Mariel Borowitz, Ph. D., Assistant Professor from Georgia Tech will discuss the looming reality of space mining and the lack of preparation and regulation in place to handle the logistics, economics, and politics of what promises to be a very lucrative industry.

An Amuse Buche Crispy Bite of Sage and Sausage
A soft stewed apple, sweet & spicy sausage on top of flaky puff pastry garnished with an earthy fried sage leaf
Sarah Brosnan, Ph. D., Associate Professor from Georgia State University will discuss how primates perceive and react to situations of inequity, and how her research findings relate to human behavior.

Extreme Flavors for Extreme Conditions
Lavash Boat topped with blue cheese whipped cream, honey comb, turkey jerky and apple cavier
Nirajan Dhakal, Ph. D., Assistant Professor from Spelman College will discuss the consequences of pridefully ignoring climate change science, and the effects water can have on vulnerable municipalities as Earth’s climate continues to change.

This unique and creative menu was designed by Chef Lynn and Chef Anthony of the Warren Technical School, part of the Dekalb County School District.