Speakers

Peter Boghossian, PhD (Keynote)

Peter Boghossian is a full time faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Portland State University. He's an international speaker for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason and the Center for Inquiry, and has an extensive publication record across multiple domains of thought. He’s the author of A Manual for Creating Atheists and the creator of the Atheos app.  


Website: http://peterboghossian.com/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/peterboghossian

Taner Edis, PhD

Taner Edis is professor of physics at Truman State University, MO. He has a longstanding interest in the history and philosophy of science, and has written extensively on paranormal skepticism and on science and religion. His latest book is Islam Evolving: Radicalism, Reformation, and the Uneasy Relationship with the Secular West. 

Darrel Ray, EdD

Darrel  Ray is a life-long activist, and is the author of several books  including, Sex and God: How religion distorts sexuality, The God Virus:  How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. He is also the host of  Secular Sexuality Podcast the Chairman of the Board of Recovering From  Religion. 

Website: http://www.thegodvirus.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drdray132

Hume A. Feldman, PhD

Dr. Feldman is a Cosmologist and the Chair of the Dept of Physics and Astronomy at KU. His research includes studying the distribution of mass and the large scale structure of  the Universe, and the effects of neutrino mass on the power spectrum of mass fluctuation  in the linear and non-linear regimes.  

John Symons, PhD

John Symons is a professor & the Chair of the Dept of Philosophy at KU. He has authored several books, and his research interests include epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of  psychology, philosophy of computer science, and general philosophy of  science. 

Webstie: http://www.johnsymons.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnfsymons

Bruce Twarog, PhD

Bruce Twarog is a Professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, at  KU. Bruce received his Ph.D. in Astronomy at Yale University in 1980.  After two years at the University of Texas, he joined KU. His research  focuses on observational tests of stellar and galactic evolution as  revealed by precision intermediate-band photometry and high resolution  spectroscopy of stars, and the analysis of star clusters to reveal the  internal evolution of stars of a mass comparable to the sun.