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Speakers About Science

Dan Barker
  • Located in Madison, WI
  • Former evangelical minister
  • Co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation
  • Author of Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist
  • Author of Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists (with a foreword by Richard Dawkins)
  • Author of The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God
  • Dynamic Speaker and Debater (and singer!)
  • Frequent media appearances including the Phil Donahue show, Maury Povich, Hannity & Colmes, and Oprah Winfrey
  • Co-host of Freethought Radio
Rob Boston
  • Located in Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Assistant editor of AU's monthly magazine Church & State
  • Leading writer and researcher on church-state topics
  • Serves as spokesman for AU and has appeared on NBC's Nightly News, CNN's Headline News, Fox News, and other programs.
Ed Brayton
  • Located near Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Owner of the Freethought Blogs network and the popular blog Dispatches from the Culture Wars.
  • President and co-founder of Michigan Citizens for Science.
  • Recipient of the Friend of Darwin award from the National Center for Science Education.
  • Host of Culture Wars Radio on WPRR in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Former stand-up comedian.
Baba Brinkman
  • Located in New York
  • Rap artist
  • Playwright
  • Science Communicator
  • Advocate of Evolution
Richard Carrier
  • Located in Richmond, CA
  • Graduate of UC Berkeley and Columbia University
  • Holds a Ph.D. in ancient intellectual history
  • World renowned historian, philosopher, and author
  • Atheist evangelist and vocal critic of Christian apologetics
  • Author of several books including Sense and Goodness without God and Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • "Specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism and humanism and feminism, counter-apologetics, historical method, logic and critical thinking (including Bayes' Theorem), the development of ancient science and technology, and the origins of Christianity."

Dr. Carrier would love to talk on subjects relating to:

  • Ancient Roman science, technology, philosophy, and religion
  • The philosophy of naturalism and the importance of naturalism as a worldview
  • Christian apologetics
  • Arguments for and against the resurrection of Jesus or the existence of God
  • Historical method and what makes for a good historian
Tom Clark
  • Located in Boston, MA
  • Founder, Center for Naturalism.
  • Developer of Naturalism.Org, a leading Web resource on worldview naturalism, its implications and applications.
  • Author, Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses and many publications and presentations on naturalism, free will, science, addiction, and criminal and social justice.
  • Host and moderator, Philosophy CafĂ© at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA.
Mark Edward
  • Located in San Pedro, CA
  • Steering Committee Member of IIG West (Independent Investigation Group) - an affiliate branch of CFI (Center for Inquiry, Skeptical Inquirer Magazine)
  • Editorial Board of Skeptic magazine since inception
  • Performing Magic Castle performer since 1975
  • Author of Feral House Publishing: "Psychic Blues" reviewed in New York Times, Daily Mail UK and availble at amazon.com
  • Recently on the Halloween episode of "The Jeff Probst Show" and "Inside Edition" showing how psychics defraud the public.
  • Find his website at www.themarkedward.com.

Fred Edwords
  • Located in Washington, D.C.
  • Guidance and expertise in SSA publications
  • Input into mutual cooperation between SSA and AHA
  • Contributions to SSA literature and content
  • Participation in the Speaker Series and Debate Circuit
Scott Forschler
  • Located in St. Cloud, MN
  • PhD in Philosophy (U of MN, 2004), emphasis in ethical theory
  • former member of Campus Atheists and Secular Humanists (U of MN), Minnesota Atheists
  • previously taught philosophy at several Minnesota community colleges and the University of Minnesota
  • author of several peer-reviewed articles and conference presentations on ethics
  • author of the upcoming book The Logic of Morality, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield
  • currently a philosophy instructor at St. Cloud Technical and Community College
Abby Hafer
  • Located in Bedford, MA
  • D.Phil. in zoology from Oxford University
  • Teaches human anatomy and physiology
  • Senior lecturer in biology at Curry College in Milton, MA
  • Interviewed on National Public Radio/Public Radio International. 
  • Also interviewed on WBAI radio in New York.
  • Has presented at numerous colleges and humanist societies
  • Three presentations: UnIntelligent Design: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and 'Intelligent Design' Does Not, Animals That Shouldn't Exist, According to Intelligent Design, Biology and Intelligent Design--They Really Speak Different Languages (and I can prove it)
Victor Harris
  • Located in San Leandro, CA.
  • Spoken word artist from Oakland, CA.
  • Writes skeptical and atheist themed poetry
  • Blogger at Mad Art Lab, Where art meets science and skepticism
  • Has performed at The Reason Rally, 2012 AAcon, SkeptiCal, Sacramento Free Thought Day, Godless Perverts
  • Story Hour, and Blackout Secular Rally, and will be at 2014 AAcon in Salt Lake City.
  • Owner of Reuschelle's Cheesecakes.
  • Twitter: @reuschelles
Adam Lee
  • Located in New York, NY
  • Author of the blog Daylight Atheism
  • Cited in Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion
  • Won first prize in a science-writing contest judged by Steven Pinker
  • Was singled out in campaign attack ads in 2008 run by a Republican senator
  • Lifetime member of the Freedom from Religion Foundation
Matt McCormick
  • Located in Sacramento, CA
  • Professor, Dept of Philosophy, California State University
  • His teaching website can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/mccormickphilosophy/
  • He runs a blog, Atheism: Proving the Negative, at http://atheismblog.blogspot.com/
  • Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester
  • Has studied the philosophy of religion, epistemology, atheism, and critical thinking for over 20 years
  • About to release a book entitled Atheism and the Case Against Christ
  • Has lectured extensively to student groups, at atheism and philosophy conferences, public groups, and others.
Jennifer McCreight
  • Seattle, WA
  • Member of the Secular Student Alliance Board of Directors
  • Co-founder and former President of the Society of Non-Theists at Purdue University
  • Blogger at Blag Hag (www.blaghag.com)
  • Creator of the widespread "Boobquake" event
  • Contributor to the American edition of The Atheist's Guide to Christmas
  • Profiled in More Magazine in an article on the new feminists
Miri Mogilevsky
  • Lives in NYC
  • Studied psychology at Northwestern University
  • Now studying social work at Columbia University
  • Blogs about social justice, psychology, and basically everything at freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason
  • Tweets @sondosia
  • Enjoys Russian literature and Cheezits

Topics Include:

  • Psychology & mental health (especially as they relate to skepticism)
  • social justice
  • sexual health
  • LGBT/women's issues
  • writing/blogging/activism
  • social media
Aron Ra
  • Located in Dallas, TX
  • Producer of the 'Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism' video series
  • Regular co-host of the Magic Sandwich Show on BlogTV
  • Occasional co-host on the Atheist Experience TV show
  • Member of American Atheists and the Fellowship of Freethought
  • Over 80,000 subscribers on Youtube
  • Host of the podcast "Ra-Men"
  • Contributing member of the Global Secular Council
  • Founder of the Philogeny Explorer project
  • Producting educational classroom supplement videos according to Next Generation Science Standards
Valerie Tarico
Andy Thomson
  • Located in Charlottesville, VA
  • He runs a private practice of general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry
  • Andy recently wrote Why We Believe in God(s):A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith
Frank R. Zindler
  • Located in Columbus, OH
  • Editor of American Atheist Press
  • Linguist
  • Spent twenty years as a teacher and professor of biology, psychobiology, and geology
  • Outstanding debater and public speaker
William Zingrone
William Zingrone can speak on:
  • The Arrogance of Religious Through
  • Science Rules, Religion Drools
  • Is a Starfish Conscioius?
  • Cognitive Evolution
  • Paleolithic Art and Tools
  • Conceptual Development
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