Richard Dawkins, bioethicist, secularist and author of "The Selfish Gene" and other books, will speak in a panel in Bellevue about how the secular community can increase its influence on government and society on April 1.
The panel is being organized by the Northwest Free-thought Alliance, which is holdings its annual conference at Renton Technical College that weekend.
The talk will be at Newport High School, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5. Admission is included as part of the Northwest Free-thought Alliance's annual conference.
The talk will include a presentation by Dawkins and R. Elisabeth Cornwell, the head of the U.S. branch of the Richard Dawkins' Foundation for Reason and Science, author and former Maine legislator Sean Faircloth. The event will include a question and answer period and a book signing for Dawkins and Sean Faircloth
According to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, the talk will "explore how religion impacts government and how the secular community can grow its influence on government and society."
Dawkins' books include "The God Delusion" and "The Blind Watchmaker." Dawkins is a leading evolutionary biologist at Oxford. His latest book is "The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True."
For more information, check out the Northwest Free-Thought Alliance's website here.
If you go
When: Sunday, April 1, 2012, 3:00PM
Where: Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $5 -- OR if you're registered for the conference, bring your badge and get in free.