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Richard Carrier

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Name: Richard Carrier
Date registered: November 7, 2011
URL: http://www.richardcarrier.info/

Biography

Richard Carrier is the renowned author of several books including Sense and Goodness without God and Proving History, as well as numerous articles online and in print. His avid readers span the world from Hong Kong to Poland. With a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University, he specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism and humanism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, with particular expertise in ancient philosophy, science and technology. He has also become a noted defender of scientific and moral realism, Bayesian reasoning, and the epistemology of history. For more about him and his work visit www.richardcarrier.info.

Latest posts

  1. OHJ: The Ramos Review — July 15, 2014
  2. On Bart Ehrman Being Pot Committed — July 11, 2014
  3. Giving Christians Their Due–Which Even Christians Won’t Do — July 8, 2014
  4. OHJ: The Covington Review (Part 2) — July 7, 2014
  5. Not at Skepticon — So Looking for a Gig! — July 5, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. The New Atheism + — 753 comments
  2. Is Thunderf00t a Sociopath? — 606 comments
  3. Atwill’s Cranked-up Jesus — 492 comments
  4. Ex Nihilo Onus Merdae Fit — 409 comments
  5. Ehrman on Jesus: A Failure of Facts and Logic — 368 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 09 2014

Appearing Near Phoenix for SSA West

The Secular Student Alliance’s Western Regional Conference is coming up, this June 20-22 (Friday-Sunday, 2014), in Tempe, Arizona, near Phoenix (details and registration and everything here). And I’ll be there. Some of my books will be for sale the whole con. And I’ll be around all weekend. But I’ll also be giving a talk on …

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Jun 06 2014

Chris Hall on the Changing Face of New Atheism

There is a marvelously well-written and timely piece at Alternet by Chris Hall: Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris Are Old News: A Totally Different Atheism Is on the Rise (tagline: “It’s absurd to think these white males represent all organized atheism”), which has gotten enough attention to be picked up by Salon, there titled: Forget Christopher …

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Jun 06 2014

Another Humanist Running for Congress in a Red District!

Check this out. And give her some help if you can. Barbara Stocker, an atheist and dedicated humanist, is running for US Congress…in Missouri! She’s the Democratic Candidate for the 8th Congressional District, and will be first on the ballot, the only woman against a field of three conservative men, and the only progressive in …

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Jun 04 2014

Brief Note on Pre-Ordering Historicity of Jesus

Cover of Richard Carrier's book On the Historicity of Jesus. Medieval icon image of Jesus holding a codex, on a plain brown background, title above in white text, author below in white text.

On the Historicity of Jesus is expected to be out by the end of June. I have not received a firm confirmation of that; it all depends on how much time the publisher takes to do a print run and distribute stock. I am reasonably sure it can’t be much later than that (I think …

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May 30 2014

Offering Classes on Historical Method and the Historicity of Jesus

Cover of Richard Carrier's book Proving History. Illuminated stained glass Jesus in darkened room as peered at through a cross cut-out in an iron cathedral door. Title and author name below.

I am still teaching the science and philosophy of free will this June (that class starts next week; you can register here). But now my courses for July and August are also open for early registration (and there is a limit on how many students I take on per class, so they might fill up; …

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May 28 2014

Ottawa Historicity Debate: A Commentary

Video of my debate with Zeba Crook (an atheist professor of New Testament studies) on whether Jesus historically existed is now available online as Jesus of Nazareth: Man or Myth? A Discussion with Zeba Crook and Richard Carrier (produced by AtheismTV). I announced and discussed that here. But now you can watch the debate itself. …

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May 23 2014

How to Help People of Color Beyond Faith

Definitely read this.

May 20 2014

Appearing in Sacramento Area…with David Fitzgerald!

Next week I will be in a double header with David Fitzgerald discussing different aspects of the historicity of Jesus. The event is Thursday night, May 29 (2014), at UC Davis (in the Sacramento area, California), brought to you by the Agnostic & Atheist Student Association. We will also be selling our books and taking …

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May 14 2014

Non-Believer Murdered — Let’s Help Her Kids

Greta Christina has the write up and what to do. I’m going to be light on blogging for a couple weeks, owing to some extensive travel. But I don’t want people to miss important news and chances to help our community like this. Check that out. And seriously consider giving, even if just a little.

May 12 2014

Join My June Course! On the Science and Philosophy of Free Will

This June begins my online course on the science and philosophy of free will, from a naturalist (atheist) and secular perspective. Please spread the word and let people know, anyone you think might be interested. It will be useful to anyone wanting to understand the concept and science better, and even more so anyone who …

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