MODERN PROBLEMS IN SCIENCE

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MODERN PROBLEMS IN SCIENCE

Assembly Rms (venue 3), 54 George St (0131-226 2428) 9.20pm; to 2 Sept

These three young eggheads from Chicago have got an unlikely hit on their hands: they scientifically prove improbable statements suggested by the audience. Previously proven hypotheses include: "Food eaten in front of the refrigerator door contains no calories" and "Live chickens make up the centre of the earth". The success of each show depends on whether collective inanity or wit triumphs among the audience. Next they invite suggestions for academic disciplines - which tend towards the silly. But against all odds they persist, and their improvisational powers are such that they achieve moments of brilliance through warped logic pursued tenaciously to its end.

Clare Bayley

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