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Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: African American humanism, Art & science, Coming out atheist, Critical thinking, LGBTQ issues
Ronnelle Adams is an author/poet and secular activist from the Washington, D.C. area. His first children’s book, Aching and Praying, was published in 2011 and he has spoken at the Reason Rally, the American Atheist Convention, and for secular college groups. He has also contributed to an upcoming narratives book, Atheists In America, by Columbia University professor …Learn more about Ronnelle Adams >
Topics: Cognitive Science
Subtopics: Art & science, Evolutionary psychology, Paranormal & fringe-science claims
Anthony Barnhart is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Arizona State University, where he began his graduate career with the intention of being a language researcher. To this end, he has published research examining the processes underlying handwritten word perception, a …Learn more about Anthony Barnhart >
Topics: Cognitive Science, Debates, Psychology
Subtopics: Art & science, Mental illness
Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She practices clinical neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She explores the neural basis …Learn more about Heather Berlin >
Topics: Astronomy & Earth Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Religion
Subtopics: Art & science, Comedy, Evolution, Music
Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rapper, science communicator, and award-winning hip-hop playwright based in New York, NY. Best known for his “Rap Guide” series of science-themed plays and albums, Baba has toured the world and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway. The series so far includes rap guides to Evolution, Human Nature, Business, Wilderness, Religion, …Learn more about Baba Brinkman >
Topics: Biology, Education, Religion, Science (General)
Subtopics: Art & science, Leaving religion, Science education
Dan Everett is Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Prior to Bentley he served Professor of Linguistics, Anthropology, and Biological Sciences and Chairman of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, where he was the first and only faculty member to hold the …Learn more about Dan Everett >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Art & science, Atheist/secular movement, Poetry
Victor Harris has been a staple on the Bay Area poetry scene for the past twelve years, featuring at various venues in Oakland and Berkeley, he was on the finals stage in Oakland in 2003. He is the recipient of the 2001 Frederic C Fallon Award for poetry from Chabot College, and a 2006 graduate …Learn more about Victor Harris >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment
Subtopics: Art & science, Atheist/secular movement, Comedy, Critical thinking, Music, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Science education, Skeptic movement
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced six independent CDs; published one book; recorded hundreds of episodes of an award winning podcast; and even performed for President Clinton- all in a personal quest to improve his audience’s cognitive skills by reaching them through their funny bones and dance shoes. …Learn more about George Hrab >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Debates, History, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Art & science, Atheist/secular movement, Comedy, Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Filmmaking, Free expression issues, Journalism, LGBTQ issues, Music, Poetry, Sex & sexuality, Social media, Women & gender
Marissa Alexa McCool, 32, is a podcaster, author, performer, speaker, and an LGBT rights/atheist activist. She’s a trans woman, married, partnered, and a parent. Born in Akron, Ohio and currently residing in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her family, she graduated the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with degrees in English, Cinema and Media Studies, and …Learn more about Marissa Alexa McCool >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Humanism
Subtopics: Art & science, Filmmaking
Susan Sackett grew up in Connecticut and Florida and received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In August 1974, she began an association with Gene Roddenberry, creator of the television legend Star Trek, serving as his personal executive assistant for over 17 years, until his …Learn more about Susan Sackett >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Psychology, Science (General), Skepticism
Subtopics: Art & science, Music, Pseudoscience
Indre Viskontas is a sought-after science communicator across all mediums. She co-hosted the 6-episode docuseries Miracle Detectives on the Oprah Winfrey Network and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, major radio stations across the US, including several appearances on the NPR program City Arts & Lectures and The Sunday Edition on the CBC in …Learn more about Indre Viskontas >