Note: This event is not sponsored by this group. It is listed here because it is of interest to those in science/philosophy/theology discussions, and the meeting is open to people of any belief system. Feel free to come and respectfully challenge him during the audience Q&A session. Do not RSVP here, but click here to rsvp at the main event page.
I attend the Humanists of Greater Portland (HGP) as a member, and will be facilitating a follow-on discussion at HGP starting at 11:45 am in the same main room.
Presenter: Prof. Peter
Topic: "A Manual for Creating Atheists"
Price: Free (donations appreciated)
Parking: Free on-street parking and wheelchair access to the room. Plan on arriving early to find a parking spot and a seat in the room.
Professor Peter Boghossian has written a book entitled "A Manual for Creating Atheists." In this talk, he'll give an abstract of his book and answer questions/comments from the audience. People of all faiths, or none at all, are invited to attend.
Prof. Boghossian teaches various philosophy courses at PSU. One of his latest course creations is a class on "Atheism." In this class, he has had a few famous atheists give special presentations, including Michael Shermer and Massimo Pigliucci. You can see some of these presentations at this YouTube channel: http://tinyurl.com/PeteBog1 .
Prof. Peter Boghossian has made some waves in society with some of his previous public lectures. These can be found on YouTube for free viewing:
1. "Jesus, The Easter Bunny and Other Delusions: Just Say No!"
2. "Faith: Pretending to know things you don't know"
3. "Critical Thinking Crash Course"
4. FFRF Convention 2012 speech "Question your own beliefs"
For more info:
Peter on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/PeteBogFP
Peter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/peterboghossian
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