SPECIAL EVENT 2 - Formal Talk by Richard Carrier

We're delighted to have been invited to be involved with this special event in association with the CFI/BHA.

As a result, LAAGers coming to our Up Close and Personal Richard Carrier event on Nov 14th will get FREE entry to this event, which is otherwise £7.  Those ONLY going to this event (but not also the one on Nov 14Th) should also register here but must also book tickets at the link given below: Price £7/£5 BHA.

This promises be a really interesting talk from one of the world’s leading skeptics. Carrier is the author of a controversial new book on the quest for the historical Jesus.

Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
7.30pm – 9pm (7.00pm registration)

Drawing from his new book Proving History: Bayes’ Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus (Prometheus, 2012), Dr. Carrier will explain what Bayes’ Theorem is (in terms anyone can understand), how it underlies all valid historical methods even when we don’t realize it, and why knowing this can improve historical reasoning and argument in all fields of history.

For those NOT coming to the event on 14Nov, you need to book/pay for tickets here. (Those LAAGers who are coming on the 14th will get a card to allow them free entry at this event but need to register on this events board (but not book tickets on the above link ).

Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
Franklin Wilkins Building
Waterloo Campus
King’s College London
127 Stamford Street
London
SE1 9NQ

Nearest tube: Waterloo

19.00 for a 19.30 start


About the speaker

Richard Carrier is an American historian and philosopher and author of several books which have received international attention, including The Empty Tomb and Why I am Not a Christian. Richard now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome. Richard also writes for and was Editor in Chief of the Secular Web (Internet Infidels).

http://www.richardcarrier.info

 

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  • Georgi L.

    I didn't expect to find this so eye-opening; the idea of being able to apply hard maths to something so nebulous as historical accounts...or indeed anything at all... to determine probability is fascinating. Will be looking into it some more.

    November 17, 2012

  • Adrian

    Excellent presentation. Richard not only knows his stuff but he's a great speaker too. Looking forward to his next visit.

    November 17, 2012

  • David M.

    Good introduction to Bayes's theorem. Still a little sceptical on how it gets applied in practice but he gave enough detail that I would be interested in buying his book to learn more.

    November 16, 2012

  • Adrian

    If Wednesday's meetup with Richard Carrier is anything to go by this will be an excellent event!

    1 · November 15, 2012

  • Lorna M.

    Oops didn't realise I hadn't registered here. Hope I'm not too late!

    November 13, 2012

    • Georgi L.

      No, it's fine Lorna, just make sure you're one of the first 40 people arriving tomorrow, but you tend not to be late anyway :-)

      November 13, 2012

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