Just a quick note to let you know about three events coming up next year in Conway Hall, London, organised by our friends at Centre for Inquiry London and South Place Ethical Society. Cut-price entry is available to New Humanist subscribers and members of the RA, SPES, BHA and GALHA, and students. Full details and booking info on the CFI website:
WEIRD SCIENCE Saturday, 17th January 2009. 10.30am-4pm. A day exploring the science of the weird, and weird and flaky science, with Ben Goldacre, Richard Wiseman, Chris French, Stephen Law.
GOD IN THE LAB Saturday, 21st March. 10.30am-4pm. With Oxford University scientists. A day with leading scientific researchers into faith - looking at hearing voices, possession, the effect of faith on pain perception, etc. What goes on the brain of someone hearing voices? Come and see the fMRI scans. Is a disposition to religious belief hard-wired into us? Yes, says one of our speakers, and provides empirical evidence.
SCIENCE AND RELIGION Saturday, 25th April. 10.30am-4pm. Simon Singh, Mary Warnock, Jack Cohen, Stephen Law. A day exploring the relationship between science and religion