Philomathean Society Annual Oration 2013: Dr. Richard Dawkins - "Proof, Science, and Skepticism: The Magic of Reality"
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
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***** Although all tickets are currently reserved, and we cannot entertain special requests, a small number of seats will be made available on a first-come, first serve basis at 6:15, after ticket-holders have been seated. Please arrive early if you would like a seat but did not get a chance to get a ticket, as a line is expected to form. *****
Richard Dawkins is the former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and one of the world's most prominent evolutionary biologists and outspoken atheists. Among his books are The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, A Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion, and, most recently, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True. For the 2013 Bicentennial Philomathean Annual Oration, Dr. Dawkins will address the audience on the necessary role of science and skepticism in the modern world.
The Annual Oration with Dr. Richard Dawkins will feature a lecture followed by a question and answer session.
After the question and answer session, Dr. Dawkins will be available to sign books. Copies of The God Delusion, The Selfish Gene, The Greatest Show on Earth, and The Magic of Reality will be available for purchase and signing for $20.00 per book, cash only.
This event is free and open to the public.
Cosponsors: The Penn Museum Fossil Casting Program, The Penn Museum, The Social Planning and Events Committee (SPEC) Fully Planned Fund, SPEC Connaissance, The Student Activities Council, The Undergraduate Assembly, The Department of Earth and Environmental Science, The Department of History, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Department of History and Sociology of Science, The Department of English, The Department of Political Science, The Department of Philosophy, The Department of Anthropology, The College Biochemistry Program, The Perelman School of Medicine, American Atheists, PA Nonbelievers, The School of Engineering and Applied Science, PRISM,The Freethought Society, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and The Office of the Chaplain.
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