UFOs meet ‘numerical science’ in a festival of nonsense

The Cape Times today reports that: SA’s first UFO event to be held South Africa will experience its first conference on unidentified flying obects (UFOs) in November. “Millions of people in SA have had their own personal experience with ETs and UFOs – but most have in the past been too nervous to raise the… Continue reading UFOs meet ‘numerical science’ in a festival of nonsense

Stop Secrecy Week

Anyone in Cape Town and surrounding areas is encouraged to attend any of these events – but particularly the march on Saturday, in protest of the POI Bill. Students Against Secrecy, a coalition of student organizations have put together a week of action to raise awareness about and activism against the Protection of Information Bill.… Continue reading Stop Secrecy Week

FSI Conference 2010: Programme

The 2nd annual conference and AGM of the Free Society Institute Co-hosted by the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Registrations are unfortunately closed at this time. Date: September 11th, 2010, 09h30 to 17h00 Venue: The Cape Milner Hotel, 2 Milner Road, Tamboerskloof (click “continue reading” for directions) Cost: R0 Good without god: is a secular viewpoint our… Continue reading FSI Conference 2010: Programme

Radio, September 22

Here is a recording of a brief radio interview following the publication of Goblins and Gobbledegook last week (10MB, mp3):  JoziFM

Conference feedback

Yesterday, around 30 (mostly) humanists gathered for an all-day conference to launch the Free Society Institute (photographs). The event was, to my mind, a qualified success – we experienced plenty of enthusiasm and robust debate, which unfortunately sometimes needed to be curtailed due to what was perhaps too packed a programme. There are legitimate concerns… Continue reading Conference feedback