Author Sam Harris was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
The 11pm Monday, October 4th program will be
available on Internet video http://www.thedailyshow.com
Professor Richard Dawkins is scheduled to appear on Real Time With Bill Maher. The 7pm Friday, October 8th program will run several times on HBO and HBO-HD channels from October 8th-15th. ======================= Robert Ingersoll -- Dramatic Readings, presented by the Humanist Society of Santa
Green Ingersoll was the foremost orator, social commentator and
political speechmaker of 19th century America. He was a Colonel leading
a cavalry regiment in the Civil War. He became a lawyer and the first
Attorney General of Illinois. His national fame came from criscrossing
the country on tour, speaking to packed houses about Shakespeare,
Reconstruction, science, religion, and the rights of women and black
Oratory was major public entertainment in those days,
and Ingersoll's inspirational words resonate even today. Come and hear
prizewinning local voice talent bring Robert Ingersoll to life.
On Saturday, October 16th
2:30pm doors open, 3pm meeting starts
In the Faulkner Gallery, Central Public Library, 40 East Anapamu St. in downtown Santa Barbara.
This group is for skeptics of all types. You might say a skeptic is one who is an evidential truth-seeker an evidencialist. One who knows what his/her reality is by the evidence presented to them. One who inquirers about everything, but accepts the most reasonable explanation based on science and falsifiable claims.
There is no topic a true skeptic will not approach, and the topic of religion is one of those. This group is NOT for those who say “I know for sure that I am right, that my religion is one true religion, and that my political opinions are absolutely correct, and I don’t need to listen to people who think differently”. Instead, it’s for those who sincerely want to understand: why do other people belive the way they do? Where are they coming from?
Peace begins with understanding among people. But how can we ever have understanding if we don’t even talk about things controversial?
You are invited to loose your fear of “controversial” subjects and join this group. The only requirement for joining is the ability to really, truly listen to other people and to express your opinion in a respectful way.