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San Francisco Atheists July Mtg: Dr. Richard Carrier

San Francisco Atheists July Meeting

This month we are pleased to welcome back Richard Carrier to present his talk Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

The Bay Area's own Dr. Richard Carrier will introduce his latest book, explaining what Bayes's Theorem is (in terms anyone can understand), why it's important to doing history, how it already underlies all sound historical methods (even when we don't know it), and how he is using it to fix the broken methods still used to study the historical Jesus.

Richard Carrier is the renowned author of Sense and Goodness without God and Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus, as well as numerous other books, chapters, and articles. With a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University, he now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome.

Dr. Carrier's books will be available for sale.

Saturday July 28
Schroeder's Restaurant, 240 Front St., rear dining room
Meet at 4:30 pm to eat, drink, and socialize. Program will begin about 5 pm.
Near the Embarcadero Muni/BART station.

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    EXCELLENT Lecturer, Presenter and Entertaining for Thinking People. His very well written books are also worth every penny.

    July 31, 2012

  • Carlos

    exelent speach

    July 30, 2012

  • Susan F.

    Great to see so many folks interested in math and history.

    July 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Richard Carrier is always fascinating.

    July 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an interesting meeting. I would have liked more technical details about using Bayesian analysis for history, but I know it was a largely lay audience.

    July 29, 2012

  • Gwen

    Talk was very good, but he has a soft voice and the restaurant was VERY noisy. It was difficult to hear his points.

    July 29, 2012

  • Bonnie J B.

    Very nice evening. Met some great people. Interesting speaker.

    July 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting! Would like to have more guest speakers of this caliber

    July 29, 2012

  • Dave F.

    Great night! Any time you get a chance to hear Richard Carrier speak it's a not-to-be missed occaision!

    July 29, 2012

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