The God Panel

A session at QED 2013

Sunday 14th April, 2013

11:10am to 12:00pm (GMT)

Panel discussion. Featuring Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Mitch Benn and Mike Hall. Moderated by Carrie Poppy.

About the speakers

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Richard Dawkins

Evolutionary biologist; author; outspoken atheist.

Richard is a household name in science, with best-selling books like The Greatest Show on Earth and The Selfish Gene firmly establishing him as one of the most recognisable evolutionary biologists and science writers in the world. Never afraid to be seen as outspoken or controversial, Richard has made it his mission to teach evolution to the masses and root out religious dogma or magical thinking.

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Lawrence Krauss

Theoretical physicist; author of "A Universe from Nothing"

Recently described by Daniel Dennett as deserving to be included in the original Four Horsemen grouping, Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist and Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. He is also director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, a leading centre for research and outreach on origins issues, from the beginnings of the universe, to human origins, to the origins of consciousness and culture.

He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing.

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Mitch Benn

Comic; songwriter

Mitch Benn is a musician, song-writer and comedian. He makes regular appearances on The Now Show for BBC Radio 4, and hosts the Mitch Benn Music Podcast. In 2010, Mitch released the popular single "I'm Proud Of The BBC", for which he received the Media Blog Media Hero Of The Year Award. In March 2013 he wrote, recorded and released an entire album in just 24 hours, raising over £4,000 for Comic Relief.

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Mike Hall

Merseyside Skeptic Society

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Carrie Poppy

Co-host of "Oh No! Ross and Carrie" podcast

Carrie is an actress and performer whose podcast Oh No! Ross and Carrie investigates fringe claims from within, to meet with believers and proponents on their own terms. Past investigations have seen Carrie convert to Mormonism and Raelianism, as well as engaging in numerous pseudomedical practices.

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QED 2013

England England, Manchester

13th14th April 2013

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Time 11:10am12:00pm GMT

Date Sun 14th April 2013


The Douglas Adams Room, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly

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Books by speaker

  • An Appetite for Wonder
  • A Universe from Nothing
  • The Magic of Reality

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