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The Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses (BAH!) is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect evolutionary theory. It is put on by Zach Weinersmith (cartoonist of SMBC), breadpig (publishers of SMBC and XKCD), and MIT's Lecture Series Committee. It is sponsored by the EvoS Consortium and This View of Life magazine (Editor-in-Chief David Sloan Wilson), and is part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

The comic that inspired BAH!:

The event will be held at MIT's Kresge Auditorium (48 Massachusetts Ave.) on the evening of Sunday, October 6th, 2013. Doors will open at 6:15 PM and the event will start at 7 PM.

There will be 7 speakers presenting their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of geeky judges, who will together determine who presented the best theory. The whole thing will be livestreamed and recorded for posterity.

Tickets are $5 for students (valid student ID needed) and $10 for non-students at You can also pre-order the BAHFest poster for $5 (instead of $10).

Submissions for this BAHFest closed nearlier this year, but there might be another one in the near future, so keep thinking up bad hypotheses!

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