May 30, 2007
"Brief History of Disbelief
Shadows of Doubt; Noughts and Crosses; The Final Hour
Berry Beyerstein, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University, British Colombia
"Ethical Issues and Pharmaceutical Company Practices"
Austin Dacey, Ph.D.
Chair of the Center for Inquiry, Metro New York
Reconnecting Science and the Public"
David Koepsell, Ph.D., J.D.
Executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism
"Theocracy USA ?"
Director of Community and Campus Programs, CFI Transnational
"The Goal of the Center for Inquiry Movement"
Editor and Essayist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal
"The Enlightenment, East and West"
Edward Tabash, J.D.
Constitutional Attorney, Beverly Hills, California
Board member of the Council for Secular Humanism
"Who's a fundamentalist? Do Christians, Jews and Muslims differ?"
Adjunct professor of psychology at
Daytona Beach Community College.
"Good Behavior and the Good Book; Are They Related?"
The God Who Wasn't There - the film
Jesus Christ is likely a fictional character -
a legend never based on a real human
John Goldthwait, Ph.D.
Author and retired philosophy professor from
State University of New York
"How to Talk about Values - and How Not To"
Islamic scholar and a leading figure in Koranic criticism;
senior fellow at the Center of Inquiry - Transnational
"Everything Your Wanted to Know About Sex and Islam
But Were Afraid to Ask"
About: Scientology, Alcoholics Anonymous,
Tom Cruise in the Closet, and the Miracle of the Virgin Mary
Mimi Cerniglia ( Past Coordinator of Freethinkers of Volusia/Flagler); and Jim Strayer (President of Humanists of Northeast Florida);
and Bob Stevenson (Coordinator of CFI Community and of SOS in Daytona Beach)
A Panel Discussion:
"Why SOS? Why Not AA?"
(Are the 12 steps are ONLY a religious answer to addiction ?)
Reinhold Schlieper, Ph.D.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
"Scientific Naturalism (the fundamental philosophy of CFI)"
Stanley Howard Schwartz, DD
Temple Israel of Deland,
Chaplain (Maj.) US Army Retired; Rabbi (Reform),
"Tolerance (religious and otherwise) In the US Military - a Personal View"
President of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the ACLU of Florida
"Separation of Church and State"
Reba Boyd Wooden
Field Organizer for the Center for Inquiry Transnational,
and Coordinator for the Center for Inquiry Community of Indiana
"What is a CFI Community?"
clips from the movie
Imam Abu Zahira (Ronald Smith Jr.)
of the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach
"Culture and Islam are not the same"
Edward Tabash, Board Member of the Center for Inquiry debates Todd Friel of the Way of the Master Radio
"The Great Debate: Does God Exist?"
An audience of about 500 attended the debate at
Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center
of the Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach
Nathan VonMinden, First Baptist Church Daytona Beach
(If there are moral laws there must be a moral law giver)