Past Meetup

Colloquium: Richard Carrier (Manteca)

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In the spirit of learning about learning, we will dive deeper into the science of evidence with our March colloquium.

We invite Dr. Richard Carrier to help us understand what makes good evidence, how conflicting evidence is examined, and how we can mathematically ascertain the validity of a claim using Bayes's Theorem.

This event coincides with our Book Club selection of March, Dr. Carrier's Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus ( on March 4.

Dr. Carrier will have a limited selection of his books for sale and signing.

About the Free Event

This is a free event, open to the public, at the Manteca Library. While intended for atheists and Humanists, those of all worldviews and faiths are welcome.

Light refreshments, including coffee and Girl Scout Cookies will be available.

Donations to support this and future Colloquiums are appreciated.

Canned Food Drive

The Stockton Area Atheists and Stanislaus Skeptics will be collecting canned food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank that serves Manteca and the surrounding area. Please support our endeavor by bringing what you can.

Future Colloquiums

Colloquiums are always on the third Tuesday of every odd-numbered month, and always at the Manteca Library.

• May 21: Greta Christina, Author (

• July 16: David Fitzgerald, Author (

• September 17: Peter Boghossian, Author (

• November 19: Dr. David Noelle, Professor (

About the Speaker

Richard Carrier, Ph.D., is a philosopher and historian of antiquity, specializing in contemporary philosophy of naturalism and Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, including the origins of Christianity.

He blogs regularly and lectures for community groups worldwide. He is the author of Sense and Goodness without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism, Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus, Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith, and Not the Impossible Faith: Why Christianity Didn't Need a Miracle to Succeed, and more.

For more about Dr. Carrier and his work see his website (