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Melbourne Atheists Meetup Group Message Board › ATHEIST SOCIETY - Lecture List


David M.
Melbourne, AU
Post #: 511

Free public lectures, followed by questions and discussion.

8pm. Tuesdays at Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne.

8 September 2015
David Miller (Existentialist Society)
"Secular Religion: Non-Supernatural Spirituality".

13 October 2015
Royston Wilding (Melbourne Atheist)
"Feminism and Atheism: A Scientific Perspective".

10 November 2015
Heather McLaughlin (
"Atheist Charity: The Kiva 'A+' Team".

8 December 2015
Rev. Dr. Paul Tonson (Progressive Agnostic Christian)
"The Gods I don't believe in: Theism, Atheism and A-Theism".

9 February 2016
The 'Charles Darwin' Lecture at 8pm. (BBQ at 5.30pm)
Rick Barker (Progressive Atheists)
"The Evolution of Primates: Miocene African Apes, Our Anthropoid Ancestors".

8 March 2016
Graeme Lindenmayer (Author, ""­)
"A Universe from Nothing?"

12 April 2016
Chris Guest (Victorian Skeptics)
"Questioning the Historicity of Jesus".

10 May 2016
Robert Bender (Humanist Society of Victoria)
"Billy Graham and television-age evangelism: Content-free theology".

14 June 2016
Brent McAuslan (Contrarian)
"A Critique of Richard Dawkins".

12 July 2016
Dr. Joe Sampson (Humanist Society of Victoria)
"Faitheists: Atheists who are nice to Theists".

9 August 2016
Lev Lafayette (Philosophy Forum)
"Is Pantheism an Atheism?"

13 September 2016
Andrew Rawlings (Progressive Atheists)
"The Triumph of Atheism! Let's plan for it".

11 October 2016
Dr. John Perkins (Secular Party of Australia)
"Recent findings on the origins of Islam:
- A key to countering radicalism?"

8 November 2016
Nigel Sinnott (Life Member, Conway Hall Ethical Society, London)
"Moncure Daniel Conway and his visit to Australia in 1883".

13 December 2016
Dr. Lynne Kelly (Author, "The Memory Code")
"Why the memory systems of not-so 'primitive' cultures explain Stonehenge".

14 February 2017.
The 'Charles Darwin' Lecture:
Rick Barker (Progressive Atheists)
"There is NO reptilian aspect to the human brain".

14 March 2017
Graeme Lindenmayer (
"Humans, Machines and Armageddon?"

11 April 2017
Robert Bender (Humanist Society of Victoria)
"G.K. Chesterton and his Defence of Catholicism in 'Orthodoxy'."

9 May 2017
Lev Lafayette (Victorian Secular Lobby)
"Atheism, Islam and Secularism".

13 June 2017
Dr. John Perkins (Secular Party of Australia)
"Christmas in the Koran: How Islam was constructed from its Christian origins".

11 July 2017
Dr. Bill Hall (Evolutionary Biology of Species and Organisations)
"Positive Feedback and the Evolution of Culture".

8 August 2017
Dr. Joe Sampson (Humanist Society of Victoria)
"The Atheism in the Theology of Bishop John Robinson's
1963 book,
'Honest to God'."

12 September 2017
James Fodor (Rationalist Society of Australia)
"Old and New Atheism: Problems in the world of unbelief".

10 October 2017
Dr. Nick Trakakis (Philosophy & Theology, Australian Catholic University)
"Why I Reject Religion".

14 November 2017
Shoiab Haider
"Religious Extremism and Atheism in Pakistan".

12 December 2017
Jonathan Rutherford (Co-Author, 'Beloved Father, Beloved Son')
"Bad Jesus: Was the gospel Jesus such a good guy?"

13 February 2018
Brian Jones (Progressive Atheists)
The 'Charles Darwin' Lecture:
"The Evolution of Religion".

13 March 2018
Robert Bender (Humanist Society of Victoria)
"The Christian Right's War on America".

10 April 2018
David Robinson
"The Perpetuation of Belief: A Question of Group Behaviour".

8 May 2018
Graeme Lindenmayer (
"The Evolution of Extraterrestrial Life".

12 June 2018
Matthew Alan McArthur.
"Credit and Blame in Religion and its Analogues".

10 July 2018
Les Allan (
"Can we be free willing robots?
- On the possibility of free will in a deterministic world".

14 August 2018
Dr. Joe Sampson (Humanist Society of Victoria)
"Living The Secular Life".

11 September 2018
Trevor Rogers (
"Natural Rational Religion: Is it possible?"

9 October 2018
Andrew Rawlings (Progressive Atheists)
"New Atheism and the Future Secular World".

13 November 2018
Tim Harding (Australian Skeptics)
"Skepticism, Science and Scientism".

11 December 2018
Graeme Lindenmayer (
"Making Machines Conscious"

12 February 2019
The 'Charles Darwin Day' BBQ (byo), 5.30pm.
The 'Charles Darwin Day' Lecture, 8pm:
"Religions: Survival of the Truest?"
Speaker: Dr. John Perkins (Secular Party of Australia).

12 March 2019
Robert Bender (Humanist Society of Victoria)
"Charles Darwin's Finches: Evolution in Real Time."

9 April 2019 (Tentative speaker: To be confirmed)
James Fodor (Rationalist Society of Australia)
"Unreasonable Faith."

14 May 2019
Elena Karalnik.
"The Need for Rational Logical Thinking and Action."

Enquiries - David Miller, Secretary - - Tel: (03) 9467 2063
Mail - PO Box 1111, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia

Past transcripts: - (And then click on the date of the year).
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David M.
Melbourne, AU
Post #: 652
The Atheist Society's lecture list was updated in December 2018.
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