Speakers relating to: Science
The Atheist Next Door
As a rotating host and regular contributor to The Atheist Experience and The Non-Prophets, Russell Glasser has spent around fifteen years publicly debating with believers of all stripes. During this time he's answered all the questions and heard all the misconceptions about atheists, such as: "Why do you hate God?” “If you don’t believe in God, then who created the world?” "Aren't you afraid you'll go to hell?” "How can you understand the difference between right and wrong without a God? What’s stopping you from going on a crime spree right now?”
Geomorphologist, Environmental Author
Rocks Don't Lie & Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Prof. David Montgomery really likes dirt. In his two lectures, The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, he explains how rocks and soil tell us about our world's past, our present and our possibly endangered future, focusing on flood myths in the former lecture, and soil erosion and agriculture in the latter.
Astronomer Phil Plait talks about Bad Astronomy with a humorous look at popular science myths and misconceptions.
Phil’s latest talk is ‘Where Has Our Curiosity Taken Us?‘ – all about Mars and the Curiosity rover.
John Jett, PhD. and Jeffrey Ventre, MD.
Dr. John Jett and Dr. Jeffrey Ventre met at SeaWorld, where they worked together as marine mammal trainers for a combined twelve years. Working and performing directly with killer whales in a marine park, they witnessed the unhealthy and inhumane conditions that orcas are kept in, and the risky interactions that have led to the deaths of several of their human trainers.