California’s Freethought Day is coming up, October 16 to be exact.
As part of the upcoming festivities, I wanted to highlight the amazing speakers that will be at this year’s event.
Today, I start with my friend, Aron Ra.
Aron is president of Atheist Alliance of America, host of the Ra-Men podcast, and is the director of the Phylogeny Explorer Project.
Aron is one of the “YouTube atheists,” but not one of the horrible ones, and is an advocate for rationalism in science classrooms.
His videos promote secular education and skeptical thinking, often focusing on evolution and the evidence indicating an interrelated tree of life.His series summarizing the ‘Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism’ among others have been mirrored, featured, referenced, and recommended by many professional scientists, secularists, and educators, and has attracted more than 140,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.
Aron is also a fierce debater of scientific reason. I have witnessed him take on creationist Eric Hovind first hand and completely shut down his nonsense arguments.
Aron’s soon-to-be-released book, Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism is available for pre-order, and will be available for sale at the event.