Dispatches

Notes from FreeOK Dispatch I | March 18, 2013

 

Lawrence Krauss in the News

Physicist and author Dr. Lawrence Krauss has been in the news a bit recently. His walkout on the March 9th IERA-hosted debate on atheism v Islam, because of the gender-segregated audience seating resulted in UCL banning the IERA from hosting events on campus in the future. CERN’s revival of the Higgs boson discussion from last summer has thrust Krauss back into the limelight as the only guy who can explain what they’re talking about. He is currently dazzling Europe through a number of speaking engagements, and we look forward to having him with us on June 22nd.

Resources

Krauss’s Thoughts After the Debate

IERA banned from hosting future events at UCL

CERN Announcement

Krauss Explains Higgs Boson

 

Dale McGowan’s Books

FreeOK 2013 speaker Dale McGowan’s ‘Atheism for Dummies’ is now available in bookstores and on Amazon.

The easy way to understand atheism and secular philosophy

For people seeking a non-religious philosophy of life, as well as believers with atheist friends, Atheism For Dummies offers an intelligent exploration of the historical and moral case for atheism. Often wildly misunderstood, atheism is a secular approach to life based on the understanding that reality is an arrangement of physical matter, with no consideration of unverifiable spiritual forces.

Atheism For Dummies offers a brief history of atheist philosophy and its evolution, explores it as a historical and cultural movement, covers important historical writings on the subject, and discusses the nature of ethics and morality in the absence of religion.

  • A simple, yet intelligent exploration of an often misunderstood philosophy

  • Explores the differences between explicit and implicit atheism

  • A comprehensive, readable, and thoroughly unbiased resource

As the number of atheists worldwide continues to grow, this book offers a broad understanding of the subject for those exploring atheism as an approach to living.

McGowan is also the author of ‘Parenting Beyond Belief’ and ‘Raising Freethinkers’ and will hold a book signing at FreeOK 2013. Don’t miss it!

 

Meet Zack Kopplin

 FreeOK 2013 speaker Zack Kopplin made headlines as the 19-year-old face of the anti-creationism science movement. His impressive interview with Bill Moyers drew our attention, and he’s recently re-launched a campaign to have Louisiana’s Science Education Act repealed, a measure formally headed by Senator Karen Carter Peterson (D-New Orleans) under SB 26. Kopplin’s launching his non-profit, ‘Second Giant Leap,’ a grassroots movement aimed at promoting science education as a national priority necessary for the continued evolution of humankind.

Resources

Bill Moyers Interview

SB 26

Support the Second Giant Leap for Humankind