CFI-DC Presents PZ Myers: The Happy Atheist (Separate Registration Required)

This event is co-sponsored with the GW Secular Society

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“I’m an atheist swimming in a sea of superstition, surrounded by well-meaning, good people with whom I share a culture and similar concerns, and there’s only one thing I can do. I have to laugh.” —PZ Myers

In this funny and fearless book, Myers takes on the religious fanaticism of our times with the gleeful disrespect it deserves, skewering the apocalyptic fantasies, magical thinking, hypocrisies, and pseudoscientific theories advanced by religious fundamentalists of all stripes. With a healthy appreciation of the absurd, Myers not only pokes fun at the ridiculous tenets of popular religions but also highlights how the persistence of Stone Age superstitions can have dark consequences: interfering with our politics, slowing our scientific progress, and limiting freedom in our culture.  

PZ Myers is a professor of biology at the University of Minnesota, Morris. He was named Humanist of the Year in 2009 by the American Humanist Association and received the International Humanist Award in 2011 from the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He has lectured throughout the world on biology, evolution, atheism, and skepticism. Awards Pharyngula has received include the 2006 Weblog Award for Best Science Blog and the 2005 Koufax Award for Best Expert Blog. In 2006, the journal Nature listed Pharyngula as the top-ranked blog by a scientist.

The program will be followed by a book signing.

Free and open to the public

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  • Public Admission + The Happy Atheist book: $24
  • Friends of the Center Admission + The Happy Atheist book: $22

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  • Lydia

    Wheelchair access question: does anyone know if the parking garage at the Marvin Center is open Sunday, and if it has wheelchair handicap parking spots?

    September 6, 2013

    • Simon

      Hi Lydia, I received your email and am looking into it. Parking should be open on Sunday per their website:­

      Tomorrow morning however I will send you complete instructions after we've had a chance to personally inspect and make all necessary arrangements.

      September 6, 2013

    • Simon

      Hi Lydia,

      I just emailed detailed instructions. If you did not receive email me at sdavis [at] See you tomorrow!

      September 8, 2013

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