Sunday, January 17, 2010

2010 Global Atheist Convention Melbourne, Australia

"The Enlightenment is under threat. So is reason. So is truth. So is science ... We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organized ignorance ..."
Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion

"Presenters will include: Richard Dawkins, Catherine Deveny, Phillip Adams, Taslima Nasrin, Peter Singer, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Stuart Bechman, Sue-Ann Post, Kylie Sturgess, John Perkins, Tamas Pataki, Max Wallace, Russell Blackford, Ian Robinson, AC Grayling, Robyn Williams, Simon Taylor, NonStampCollector and Craig Reucassel and Julian Morrow (The Chaser). In addition, a panel of women chaired by Maggie Millar will feature Lyn Allison, Tanya Levin, Leslie Cannold and Jane Caro."

Buy your ticket to Secular Sunday - your last chance to share in the excitement of the Global Atheist Convention. Read more here.

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Anonymous Gwyneth Findlow said...

That quote by Dawkins about reason/enlightenment etc being under threat is absolute rubbish. He [along with the christans gone creationist, and the atheists gone aggressive, and the scientists"we have all the answers"] is exhibiting the fundamentalist response to 9/11, which is to increase anxiety and perceive one's own repository of salvation as the ultimate place of security for a threatened world. Anxiety usually brings about regression, and Richard Dawkins is no exception. The item that is REALLY threatened is personal/national identity in an increasingly global village - which is what brought about 9/11 in the first place.

He has completely lost the plot.

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