The Secular Students at Howard University have some *very* exciting events coming up on Tuesday, September 28th. Both events are free if you pick up tickets at the box office. (Or you can get the free tickets via Ticketmaster, but you’d still owe them
$7.50 $12.00 (says Frank in the comments below) in service charges. Punks.)
First, there’s a panel discussion on “Science and Faith in the Black Community,” featuring Richard Dawkins, Anthony Pinn, Sikivu Hutchinson, and Todd Stiefel. It’s an important topic that rarely gets discussed in a formal setting, so this should be interesting.
There’s also a discussion earlier in the day between Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson on “The Poetry of Science: Discussions of the Beauty of Science.” (Why isn’t Tyson on the previous panel?! That sounds like a natural fit, no?)Still, Dawkins and Tyson? That’s pretty much a dream ticket for me. If only I could be there for the talk!
That brings up a fun question…
Consider all the atheists, philosophers, science advocates, scientists, and atheist-leaning comedians, past and present.
If you could pair any two of them up and hear them have a conversation, who would it be?
Leave your responses in the comments!
I’ll pick my favorite one a week from today and send that person the (just-released) paperback edition of Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth! (Thanks to publisher Free Press for the copy!)
You must be a U.S. resident to win. If you’d like to be considered for the prize, please put the word “spandex” after your comment! Otherwise, I’ll assume you just want to comment for fun.
(Thanks to Debbie for the link!)