Sunday, October 7, 2012

CFI UK: Upcoming event with Richard Carrier (on Historical Jesus etc.)

This should be a really interesting talk (organized by myself for CFI UK) from one of the world's leading skeptics. He is the author of a controversial new book on the quest for the historical Jesus. Hope to see some of you there...

Richard Carrier: Bayes' Theorem and Historical Reasoning: How Historical Methods Can Be Improved and Why They Need to Be

16th November 2012

Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
7.30pm - 9pm (7.00pm registration)




Drawing from his new book Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus (Prometheus, 2012), Dr. Carrier will explain what Bayes' Theorem is (in terms anyone can understand), how it underlies all valid historical methods even when we don't realize it, and why knowing this can improve historical reasoning and argument in all fields of history.

£7 - General
£5 - Students / BHA members
Free - "Friends of CFI"(and LAAG)

Venue

Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
Franklin Wilkins Building
Waterloo Campus
King’s College London
127 Stamford Street
London
SE1 9NQ
Nearest tube: Waterloo

19.00 for a 19.30 start

About the speaker

Richard Carrier is an American historian and philosopher and author of several books which have received international attention, including The Empty Tomb and Why I am Not a Christian. Richard now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome. Richard also writes for and was Editor in Chief of the Secular Web (Internet Infidels).
http://www.richardcarrier.info

7 comments:

Dave said...

I have booked a ticket via the BHA website, but no date given on the ticket!

Stephen Law said...

hmm. well I don;t doubt we'll be told v shortly...!

krissthesexyatheist said...

He was just here in Sac town and the dude is awesome. Although, i thought he coulda been nicer to Erhamnn latest book. Whatevahhhhh,

Kriss

Jonathan MS Pearce said...

ooh, could be a goer. Nice work, Stephen.

CC said...

My only encounter with Carrier was his amazingly demented blog post about Atheism+. (http://freethoughtblogs.com/carrier/archives/2207/
) and his follow up "clarification"
(http://freethoughtblogs.com/carrier/archives/2412/)

He was so self-righteous and irrational, not to mention plainly stupid and often dishonest, that I find it difficult to believe that this breathtakingly egotistical fool could be worth listening to on any subject.

Dave said...

The date change to the 16th has been confirmed by the BHA.
Anyone fancy meeting up for a social drink before the event?

Kate Joslin said...

So the 16th of November is now the fixed date. I see tickets are still available but it'll have to be a firm 'maybe' from me for now..