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Dr Rebecca Goldstein and Prof Peter Atkins on science and philosophy, and other Q&As

British Humanist Association - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:49
In this Q&A session for Rebecca Goldstein's lectureon her new book, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, she faces off against chemist Peter Atkins and other questioners on age-old discussions about the roles of science and traditional philosophy. Professor Atkins maintains that philosophy doesn't tell us anything useful which science cannot; Dr Goldstein argues that the two must always work together.
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World Humanist Congress: Drowning in noise - how accommodating nonsense poisons our discourse

British Humanist Association - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:29
In one of the more fiery parallel sessions from the World Humanist Congress in August 2014, the BHA's Sara Passmore chairs American Atheists President David Silverman and blogger and biology professor PZ Myers, who offer their views on how we as a non-religious community should work to overcome the prevalence of bad ideas. At the World Humanist Congress, we really saw a diversity of humanist perspectives on these sorts of issues - and David and PZ were there to speak from their experiences of debates around religion and atheism in the United States.
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World Humanist Congress: Plenary Two - 21st Century Enlightenment: Threats and Promises

British Humanist Association - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:42
In this second plenary session from the World Humanist Congress in August 2014, Samira Ahmed chairs an expert panel with BHA Chief Executive Andrew Copson, atheist and University of Exeter Bible scholar Francesca Stavrakopoulou, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Belief and Catholic theologian Heiner Bielefeldt, and English PEN director Jo Glanville.
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World Humanist Congress: Plenary Five - Richard Dawkins interviewed by Samira Ahmed

British Humanist Association - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:08
For this, the fifth plenary session of the World Humanist Congress in August 2014, Professor Richard Dawkins is interviewed by the award-winning journalist Samira Ahmed on being a humanist, using Twitter, and freedom of thought and expression.
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Hate E mails with Richard Dawkins

Sit fireside as Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins reads hate mail.
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Love Letters to Richard Dawkins

April 11th, 2014 - In a candid moment, filmmaker Eric Preston, founder and producer at Fusion Films, rolls his camera as Dr. Richard Dawkins - Author, Professor and Evolutionary Biologist - again reads "fan mail" he has received from some of his not-so-great admirers. (Parental Discretion is Advised!) Copyright 2015 Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science
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Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

British Humanist Association - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 04:42
The British Humanist Association presents internationally renowned philosopher, writer, psychologist, and American Humanist Association's 2011 Humanist of the Year, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein for an intimate discussion on her newest book, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX: WHY PHILOSOPHY WON’T GO AWAY refutes the assertion of some that philosophy is dead, and has no intellectual substance or future in this scientific era. Rebecca offers insight into the significant progress philosophy has made and why it is critical to our lives today and she does so in a witty and imaginative way. Plato is resurrected and into the twenty-first century where he embarks on a speaking tour during which he engages in a debate between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a tiger mother; encounters the host of a right-wing news programme who denies that can be morality without religion; and is made to consider Google and the idea that knowledge can be crowdsourced rather than reasoned out by experts.
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Program #178: Edward Carlson

New Orleans Humanists - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 09:38
Host Harry Greenberger talks with Edward Carlson, Executive Director of Odyssey House Louisiana. http://nosha.info/
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Program #177: Marjorie Esman, La. ACLU

New Orleans Humanists - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 09:21
Host Harry Greenberger talks with Marjorie Esman, Executive Director of the Louisiana American Civil Liberties Union. http://nosha.info/
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Program #176: Revs. Debra Jeffrey & Ronald Murphy

New Orleans Humanists - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 08:49
Host Jim Dugan talks with Rev. Debra Jeffrey & Rev. Ronald Murphy of BeeHive Coven Eclectic Wiccan Church. http://nosha.info/
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The Unbelievers Q&A Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss & Penn Jillette

On Stage, Gus and Luke Holwerda, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss and Penn Jillette. Event Producer: Stephanie Guttormson Operations Director, RDFRS Event Producer: Robyn Blumner Executive Director, RDFRS Watch on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Unbelievers-Richard-Dawkins/dp/B00K2GALQK http://www.richarddawkins.net Copyright Richard Dawkins Foundation
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Richard Dawkins at Kennesaw State- Nov 21, 2014

Richard Dawkins in conversation with Dr. Michael L. Sanseviro, Dean of Student Success at Kennesaw State University in Georgia on November 21, 2014 at the Bailey Performance Center. Event organizer and Producer: Brian Neal Clyne Executively Produced and Owed by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science
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CFI UK presents God in the Lab: The Science of Religious Belief

British Humanist Association - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 04:19
A panel discussion about the science of religious belief chaired by Stephen Law with Glen Carrigan, Chris French and Jonathan Lanman
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Program #175: Tameka Norris & Keene Kopper

New Orleans Humanists - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 15:41
Host Harry Greenberger talks with artist Tameka Norris and May Gallery owner Keene Kopper, about the new film and art installation "Meka Jean: How She Got Good" and Prospect 3 New Orleans. http://nosha.info/
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Program #174: Brooke Anderson

New Orleans Humanists - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 15:17
Host Harry Greenberger talks with Brooke Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans. http://nosha.info/
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CFI UK presents Jonathan Lanman on Atheism: The View from Cognitive Science

British Humanist Association - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 03:29
Talk by Dr Jonathan Lanman, the Assistant Director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture and Lecturer in Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. "Atheism: The View from Cognitive Science" Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind and is in principle and in practice relevant to our understanding of atheism. In this talk, Jonathan Lanman reviews how cognitive science enriches our understanding of belief and rationality, challenges commonly discussed theories of religion and atheism, and provides a more empirically grounded account of the mind that we can utilize to better understand the causes and effects of atheism and anti-atheist prejudice.
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CFI UK presents Chris French on The Psychology of Possession and Exorcism

British Humanist Association - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:22
Talk by Chris French, Professor of Psychology at Goldsmith’s College, about possession, exorcism, and speaking-in-tongues. 14th June 2014
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