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Matt Dillahunty – Magic, Skepticism & Questions
December 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Note: All tickets are now taken for this event, but you can sign up for the waitlist (in case of cancellations) here: http://bit.ly/gskepsmattd
Matt Dillahunty is well-known as one of the hosts of the popular Atheist Experience phone-in show (www.atheist-experience.com) where believers and non-believers phone in to present claims whilst the hosts try to explore what is actually believed and why. As well as the AXP show, Matt also has a series of online videos as part of the Atheist Debates Patreon project (https://www.patreon.com/AtheistDebates). In these videos he discusses many topics on the subjects of religion, morality and skepticism, using topic videos, debates and debate deconstructions.
A Southern Baptist for more than 25 years, he sought to become a minister until his investigation of his religious views led him to reject supernatural claims. He now identifies as a skeptic, humanist and atheist. He is a founder and contributor of the counter-apologetics encyclopedia “Iron Chariots”, dedicated to providing the understanding and tools for more effective discussions between theists and atheists. He is regularly engaged in formal debates and travels the world speaking to secular organisations, churches and university groups on religion, philosophy, skepticism, atheism, humanism and magic.
Matt has shared the stage with many prominent names including: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Aron Ra, Richard Carrier, Cosmic Skeptic, and others such as Jordan Peterson, Douglas Murray and Ray Comfort to name a few.
Having inspired many to explore the realms of skepticism and critical thinking, Matt aims to ‘believe as many true things as possible and as few false things as possible’ and has said that being a skeptic is the most important identifier of who he is.
For the first time in the UK, Matt will be presenting some of his magic tricks to demonstrate how he’s used it to teach people the principals of skepticism. After the lecture, we will open the floor to you, the audience for an extended Q&A session which will run until the event closes.
Lecture theatre location: AB101, John Arbuthnott Building – Robertson Trust Wing
- Directions to the venue: https://www.strath.ac.uk/maps/?building=robertsonwing
- Accessibility information: https://www.accessable.co.uk/university-of-strathclyde-glasgow/access-guides/john-arbuthnott-building-robertson-trust-wing
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk.
Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.