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Who: Evolutionary Psychologist, David M. Buss
What: free public presentation, "Valentine's Day 101: Why Humans Have Sex"
When: TONIGHT at 700pm
Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street (Rose Center) [directions and maps]
Cost: FREE, and there is a cash bar too! (must be 21+ with ID)

Mix science with romance and join evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss, author of Why Women Have Sex, for a special Valentine's Day edition of SciCafe. Learn about mating strategies and discuss why sex is used for more than just reproduction and pleasure.

SciCafe brings together inquisitive minds for an informal evening emceed by experts on cutting-edge science topics. Come with friends or meet new people, talk science, and more -- it's a happy hour Mr. Wizard would be proud of. Happening on the first Wednesday of every month, these 21-and-up SciCafes are presented by the American Museum of Natural History in the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth.

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Ok, it was minutes.

I write today of human love
Not as some gift from god above,
But scientific views thereof
From many different fields.
Each science may have different tools,
And so the scientific schools,
Although they may agree on rules,
Have very different yields.

The chemists say itâs chemistry;
Biologists, biology;
Astronomers say âCanât you see?
Itâs written in the stars!â
In physics thereâs a certain view
Psychology can claim one too
(And one with naught at all to do
With Venus or with Mars)

Iâve read a scientist who writes
That mating pairs scale passionâs heights
To outmaneuver parasitesâ
That could, of course, be it.
Iâve also read we may respond
To those to whom weâve grown quite fond
Because a stable mating bond
Makes offspring much more fit.

They may (or may not) all connect,
As scientists may well expect.
If one of them is more correct
Then I am not aware
But I am yours, if youâll be mine,
My scientific valentine,
Through random chance or will divine
I frankly do not care.