There's a Free Speaker Event this Friday at PSU. The topic is:
New Atheism... or New Audience?
The presentation will challenge the conventional wisdom about the new movement gaining ground across the country. Center for Inquiry President and CEO Ron Lindsay will argue that the so-called “New Atheism” does not represent a radical departure from “old atheism”—or from secular humanism. Lindsay will assert that the new atheists have received more attention than the old atheists because people in the West are now more receptive to criticism of religion, a development we should welcome.Dr. Ronald A. Lindsay (J.D., University of Virginia, Ph.D., Georgetown University) was in private practice with the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP before joining the Center for Inquiry in 2006. While a lawyer, he was still able to pursue his philosophical interests: he has taught at Georgetown University and American University; he has written for Free Inquiry since 1984; and he has authored a dozen articles that have appeared in refereed academic journals. His book, Future Bioethics: Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas, was published by Prometheus in 2008.
WHERE: Smith Memorial Student Union, Rooms 327 – 328, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201
WHEN: Friday, February 19th, 2010. 7pm – 9pm.