From China!, skype with Prof Bill Lauritzen -Author of "The Invention of God." this coming Sat, April 21, 7pm at Perkins.

From: cole m.
Sent on: Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:35 PM

Midwest Skeptics Society:

From China!, skype with Prof Bill Lauritzen -Author of "The Invention of God." this coming Sat, April 21, 7pm at Perkins.  Come Join us for a visit with a science investigator. RSVP HERE:

Through Skype, Bill lauritzen will talk about his book, The Invention of God, his career, and life as an atheist in China.  JOIN US for a visit with a very interesting man.
Here is a video clip that will lead you to other videos about Bill Lauritzen: SCIENCE INVESTIGATOR.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, inventor of the communications satellite called Bill Lauritzen “some kind of genius.” Harry Kroto, Nobel Prize winner, invited him to present his ideas at the first international conference on the buckminsterfullerene molecule. Bill invented a new number system, designed a modern-day Stonehenge, called SpaceHenge, and wrote a paper explaining the value of geodesic domes. He also wrote a book about the origin of mythology, The Invention of God. He is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and received a master's degree from Purdue in Psychology. At the Air Force Academy, Bill was named the Outstanding Graduate in both Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy. In the Air Force he designed jet cockpits as a usability engineer. He has now taught at 109 different schools, colleges and universities: in many schools the inner city of Los Angeles, at Otis College of Art and Design, at Los Angeles City College, at Johns Hopkins University (CTY), and at Columbia College Hollywood. He currently teaches at a prestigious national university in China, Xiamen University, where he is associated with the College of Foreign Language and Culture, and the Brain Like Intelligence Systems Laboratory. Please contact himfor speaking engagements or consulting. He was also ranked by Swim Magazine in the Top Ten in the World in master's swimming. He has studied Russian, Spanish, Indonesian, Thai, and Mandarin.
How did mythology and religion first begin? Where did the ideas of "God," "spirit" and "soul" come from? The author takes us to ancient times, showing us how early humans struggled to make sense of the world around them. Drawing on history, geology, volcanology, anthropology, chemistry, astronomy, archeology, oceanography, biology and cognitive science, the author reveals the surprising true meaning of our most sacred stories.
"Anyone interested in science and religion should read this book." Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D., Psychology, UC Irvine.

"An interesting and thought-provoking book." Dr. Mamikon Mnatsakanian, Ph.D, Astrophysicist, Mathematician, California Institute of Technology.
About the Author Bill Lauritzen is an accomplished author, inventor, engineer, and scientist, and has been called a "Renaissance Man." His multidisciplinary approach has enabled him to make contributions in several fields, including education, mathematics, and cognitive science. His website is
COME JOIN US.  Cole Morgan [address removed]  [masked]

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