Sastra here, with a quick reminder to those who are going to Long Beach, California to hear PZ Myers speak at the upcoming Atheist Alliance International Convention that’s coming up for the weekend of September 25th – 28th : the discounted convention rate for the Queen Mary expires August 26th, and the rooms are starting to sell out. It looks like this will be another great big fat rollicking atheist-fest.
According to the flyer, Professor PZ Myers will be speaking on the topic “Science as an Instrument of Change:”
Atheism is a natural consequence of the scientific way of looking at the world; furthermore, the scientific perspective is ascendant. Myers will explain why the new atheism is a reasonable and predictable product of our culture, and why that should give us hope for a more secular future.
Yeah, right. Militant atheist. Let’s all go and heckle him.
In addition to PZ, Michael Newdow (the plaintiff in the suit against “under God” in the pledge) and Jeremy Hall (the plaintiff in the suit against atheist discrimination in the army) will be there, along with other luminaries such as Michael Shermer, Julia Sweeney, and a special surprise awardee for the 2008 Richard Dawkins Award.
There will, of course, be a Pharyngula meet-up at some point, wedged in among all the rest of the partying. If anyone knows of any other upcoming meetups elsewhere, or just wants to whine that PZ never comes to their ship, mention them.