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Reason in the Rock

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Reason in the Rock ( is an annual event hosted by The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers ( in Little Rock, Arkansas to promote science, logic, reason, and a secular way of life. The very first of these annual events happened October 27th, 2012 at the main branch of theCentral Arkansas Library System. ( Check out our photos from Reason in the Rock 2012! ( Reason in the Rock ( is Arkansas's only annual conference on science and secularism. The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers ( in Little Rock, Arkansas, hosts Reason in the Rock. The conference features two days worth of speakers and programming. This year's guests include:

• Dan Barker - Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (; Author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists (

• Jerry DeWitt - Former Pentecostal Pastor and Author of Hope After Faith (

• Matt Dillahunty - Host of The Atheist Experience TV show ( andYouTube Channel (

• Phil Ferguson - Blogger at Skeptic Money ( and Podcaster of The Pink Atheist (

• Rachel Johnson - Blogger at The Godless Vagina ( and Podcaster ofThe Pink Atheist (

• Darrel Ray, Ed.D. - Psychologist, Co-Founder of Recovering From Religion (, the Clergy Project ( and the Secular Therapist Project, ( and Author of The God Virus ( and Sex & God (

• Johnny Stine, Ph.D. - Biotech Researcher, North Coast Biologics (

• David Silverman - President of American Atheists (

• Jason Wiles, Ph.D. - Professor of Biology at Syracuse University (; Assistant Director of McGill University's Evolution Education Research Centre (

...and more!

In addition to these great speakers, Reason in the Rock will present

• a viewing of the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven (, followed by Q&A with filmmaker Greta Schiller

• Skeptics in the Pub ( - Little Rock's chief skeptics, Ben Bell and Kyle Sanders, will escape the pub to give Reason in the Rock a taste of their regular production

• A debate about the Death Penalty. Sam Kooistra, Executive Director of the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, will be on hand to talk with advocates of capital punishment

And that's not all! Stay tuned to our website ( - for more updates about speakers and programming as the event draws nearer. Please register, and please DONATE to ensure the conference organizers - all volunteers - don't pay for this event out of their own pockets. Help keep this conference free for those who cannot afford to attend otherwise.Spread the word about Reason in the Rock! (

If you are coming from outside Little Rock, we have arranged with the Wyndham Hotel for discounted room rates. Please see our website ( for more details.

Register here! ( (Event Registration is required, and a donation is appreciated.)


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