Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's on, suckahs!

Skepticon II is a go!

Here's the speaker list so far:

PZ Myers:

Dr. Myers is biology professor at the University of Minnesota Morris and the author of the science blog Pharyngula. Myers is known for his criticism of creationism and religion. Dr. Myers was a speaker at the original Skepticon last Fall, and we are elated to have him, and his cracker-disrespecting ways, back at Missouri State.

Richard Carrier:

Richard Carrier is the renowned author of Sense and Goodness without God, as well as numerous articles online and in print. He received his Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University in 2008, and now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome.

Rebecca Watson:

Rebecca is a blogger and independent podcast host. She is the founder of the Skepchick blog and is a co-host on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. Rebecca has spoken all over the country, including at the Amaz!ng Meeting.

Dan Barker:

Dan Barker served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years, before discarding his faith and becoming one of the nation’s most prominent atheists. He is the author of Losing Faith in Faith and president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

D.J. Grothe:

D.J. Grothe is a program director at the Center for Inquiry and editor for Free Inquiry magazine. He is also a professional magician who has lectured all over the United States and hosts the nationally popular radio show and podcast Point of Inquiry.

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