Do you cringe when SVU's Detective Elliot Stabler picks up evidence without gloves on? Is Dr. Michael Baden a personal hero? Do you find autopsy findings and evidence-gathering intriguing, as opposed to nauseating? Yeah, me too. The field of forensics, medical examination and criminology have long since taken over my spare timefrom TiVo'ed Autopsy specials to Mary Roach's Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and from basic textbooks to fictional crime series like CSI and Law & Order. Therefore, I jump at the chance to sit in awe of Dr. Reade Quinton, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, as he discusses Forensic Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical School (Lecture Hall D1.502) as part of the Dallas Museum of Natural History's 2006 Spring Nature & Science Lecture Series. Call 214-421-3466, ext. 218.
Thu., April 27, 6:30-8 p.m.