Cafe Inquiry: CFI & Atheists United present Aron Ra

Starts
Wednesday, October 5th 2016 at 8:00 pm
Ends
Wednesday, October 5th 2016 at 10:00 pm
Location
Center for Inquiry-L.A., 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

**NOTE: The Cafe in September (Sept. 28) has been pushed back a week to Wednesday, Oct. 5**

CFI-L.A. in conjunction with Atheists United welcome Aron Ra to speak about his new book, Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism.

Aron Ra

Aron Ra is a secular activist advocating reason in education. He serves as Texas State Director of American Atheists, and hosts the Ra-Men podcast with Dan Arel and Mark Nebo of BeSecular.

Aron is also heading the Phylogeny Explorer Project, an effort to render the entire evolutionary tree of life as a navigable online encyclopedia. He is best known for his video series exposing the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism.

About the book, Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism: 
Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution. Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill-informed public and, perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy.

As Aron Ra makes clear, however, every single argument deployed by creationists in their attacks on evolution is founded on fundamental scientific, religious, and historical falsehoods-all of them. Among their most popular claims is that evolution is a religion, that there are no transitional species, that there are no beneficial mutations, and that supposedly sacred scripture is the infallible word of God.

Yet, as the evidence and data plainly show, each of these claims is demonstrably and unequivocally false. There is simply no truth to creationism whatsoever, and the entire enterprise rests on a foundation of falsehoods.

This book explains and exposes the worst of these lies, and should be read by all who honestly care about following the evidence no matter where it might lead in pursuit of the truth.

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Cafe Inquiry is our monthly casual get-together where you can have a coffee and chat with other people on various topics of science and religion. A guest speaker opens the discussion with a brief intro to the subject and then the floor is open. All are welcome!

Donations to help keep this program running are much appreciated.

Held in the Steve Allen Theater at CFI-L.A.

Admission is free.