Dr. William Zingrone will make his third appearance at our Humanist Center February the 25th. He will be giving a lecture on Consciousness, which is the subject of his new book soon to be released. His first work, The Arrogance of Religious Thought: Information Kills Religion is a sizzler. Well worth the read. The good Dr. also has a blog entitled wearedone.org Dispatches from the New Enlightenment. He describes himself:
Lecturer in Developmental Psychology with passionate research interests in Consciousness and Cognitive Evolution. My driving motivation is to dispel outdated religious based ideas about human nature that are ingrained in the folk beliefs of our modern culture. Our uniquely human consciousness and cognitive abilities may be the result of our two-handed competence manufacture of stone tools, which mediated the evolution of our unprecedented conceptual abilities. The New Enlightenment secular humanist movement is the hope of the human race to end the tyranny of religious thought.
Father of four, in his 62nd year, hockey fan, information sponge, music lover, out to give religion the drubbing it deserves. Founder, faculty advisor and member of various campus and local meetup secular organizations, Illinois chair of the Secular Coalition for America. Inspired by Jacob Bronowski, Albert Camus, Christopher Hitchens, Frank Zappa, Lawrence Krauss and Lenny Bruce.
His appearance is not to be missed. This event will melt any snow and warm us up from the cold. If snow and cold are a memory when he is here, he will just totally brighten your day.