The Road Less Travelled: Can believers and atheists work together for the common good?

PZ Myers, Leslie Cannold and Chris Stedman in conversation

Road Less Travelled
Road Less Travelled

You either believe or you don’t (unless you’re agnostic of course). Where’s the middle ground? Can those with opposing views join forces on issues other than those on which they disagree?

On both sides of this divide many say ‘no’: the compromise is either too great or the area of disagreement is the only real issue of importance. This discussionĀ onlineĀ is, without a doubt, polarised in the way only the internet can be. Views tend to be represented with a bit more vitriol, and a little more dogmatically, than they would be if a face-to-face discussion was taking place. On the 16th of April that face-to-face discussion takes place with 3 very different speakers with 3 very different points of view. Book your place NOW on Eventbrite.

Elisabeth Murdoch
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

The Road Less Travelled features PZ Myers, Leslie Cannold and Christ Stedman in a conversation moderated by the President of The Rationalist Society, Meredith Doig. The evening is an official fringe event for the Global Atheist Convention. Following the talk come to Embiggen Books to chat with the speakers during the after party.


Leslie Cannold: bioethicist, novelist, columnist and researcher. Regarded as one of Australia’s top public intellectuals and winner of the 2011 Humanist of the Year Award.

PZ Myers: American biology professor at the University of Minnesota Morris and the author of the most popular science blog on the net, Pharyngula.

Chris Stedman: Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, and columnist for the Huffington Post.

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