General Distress Call: God Delusion Tour Info
The only date I know about is Oct. 16 and 17 in Kansas and I have to work that evening! (And I don't live in Kansas.)
Any chance of him coming to Minnesota?
UPDATED: I found some info here (and here, his calendar at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science & Reason--check it out!):
September 22, 10:30 p.m. - BBC2's Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman
October 9, 7:00 p.m. - Institute of Education, University of London
October 11, 1:00 p.m. - The Orange Birmingham Book Festival, Birmingham
October 16, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
October 18, New York Academy of Science, New York, NY
October 19, Harvard Bookstore ReadingThe First Parish Church, Cambridge, MA
October 20, PopTech Conference, Camden, ME
October 21, McGill University, Montreal, QC
October 23, Philip Thayer Memorial LectureRandolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA
October 24, Politics & Prose, Washington, DC
October 26, University of Washington Bookstore, Seattle, WA
October 27, Powell's Books, Portland, OR
October 28, Skeptics SocietyCal-Tech, Beckman Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
October 30, City Arts & Lectures The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
November 2, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
November 3-4, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
November 6, Salk Conference, San Diego, CA
I guess Minnesota is just out of luck. Damn!
UPDATED: Reviews of The God Delusion:
Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky).
Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes. He critiques God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly.