Tuesday, March 10, 2009

GOD IN THE LAB - SAT 21ST MARCH


Description: A day with some of the world’s leading scientific researchers into faith, many from Oxford University.

£10 or £5 students.

We’ll be looking at hearing voices, possession, etc. What goes on the brain of someone hearing voices? Come and see the MRI scans. Is religious belief hard-wired into us? Yes, says one speaker, and provides the empirical evidence.

One of our scientists was recently featured in NEW SCIENTIST magazine. A unique opportunity to hear and question those working at the cutting edge of this growing field of scientific research.

Organized by Stephen Law, CFI UK Provost.

Location: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL (close to Holborn tube).

To book, send a cheque payable to “Centre for Inquiry London” to: Executive Director Suresh Lalvani, Centre for Inquiry London, at the above address (Include names of all those coming). Alternatively use the “Support CFI UK” button at www.cfiuk.org and follow the instructions (credit and debit cards). £10 or £5 students.

Start Time: 10:30 (for 11am). End Time: 16:00

3 comments:

The Atheist Missionary said...

It kills me that all these great events are half a world away. Am I wrong to assume that London is the world center for secular humanismj and skepticism?

Stephen Law said...

I have no idea, to be honest. Isn't there stuff like this going on in US?

The Atheist Missionary said...

The Center for Inquiry is based in Amherst, New York and they are fairly active. However, I live in a red neck bible thumping hick town in southwestern Ontario. Let's just say that I would not have been strolling through the House of Commons in Ottawa last week with my local Member of Parliament if he had any idea about my skeptic/atheist leanings.

My 5 hour drive to see Richard Dawkins last week in East Lansing, MI was well worth the trip. It was a much more mundane affair than his lively appearance at the University of Oklahoma. Check that out on youtube if you get the chance.

Thanks for keeping your site updated. It's great.