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Posted: 11 October 2006 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Richard Dawkins will be giving a lecture on Monday, October 16th at 7:30 pm at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas Campus in Lawrence.  It is free, no ticket required.  His topic is "The God Delusion" after his new book of the same name.  I for one am not going to miss it.

Additionally, Eugenie Scott will be in this area (Manhattan, KC, etc) several times this fall as well.

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Posted: 16 October 2006 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Bump.

Tonight (10/16)

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Posted: 17 October 2006 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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How was it?

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Fighting the evil belief that there is a god(s).

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Posted: 18 October 2006 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It was incredible.  Dawkins of course is an elequent and intelligent speaker, and he had the near capacity crowd (1500-2000 est) on the edges of their seats.  The speech was very similar to DJ’s interview, but with accompanying slides and a Q&A after.

I also saw that Lauren Becker was there to (hopefully) start a campus CFI group.  I certainly hope KU creates a strong campus chapter, as the State of Kansas needs all the help it can get.

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Posted: 18 October 2006 03:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m hoping that with a large and enthusiastic crowd, CFI can make some good contacts there. Did Dawkins mention CFI?

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Posted: 18 October 2006 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Not that I recall, Doug.  Lauren’s presence was announced, and all interested students were encouraged to speak with her after the program.  I don’t know if she reads or posts on this message board, but I’d be interested to hear how the response was.  And as a KU alum (note the moniker), I don’t know if I could help in any way, but I would sure offer any assistance I could give.

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Posted: 18 October 2006 04:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks, Jayhox. I haven’t seen Lauren around the forum; not sure if KU has a CFI campus organization, but I’d expect that would be item #1.

I suppose the guy to contact on this would be Thomas, since he’s an Admin here, but OTOH this horse has left the barn already ...

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Posted: 18 October 2006 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Yes, I was able to attend Dawkins’ talk as well, and it was brilliant.

Dawkins did mention Lauren and, I think, mentioned that she was from CFI.

As for any KU campus organizations, the only I am aware of is the Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics . You can check the link to see who to contact. I’m pretty sure that Prof. Paul Mirecki is still their advisor.

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Posted: 19 October 2006 12:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Good Stillwaters; I knew she was mentioned, but I couldn’t remember by whom.

I’m pretty sure that Prof. Paul Mirecki is still their advisor.

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