Many thanks to everyone who participated in Veritas Forum Wednesday evening January 27th, 2016.
The event exceeded our expectations. The 1298 seat Performing Arts Center was completely packed – with another 100 students (including at least one faculty member) sitting on the floor in the lobby, watching via close circuit TV.
The two sponsoring campus groups: The Veritas Forum and AHA (Alliance of Happy Atheists) felt that both speakers did an excellent job representing Christianity and secularism respectively. Above, our guest Dr. Ian Hutchinson (left) Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT interacting with Dr. Paul Rinzler, Professor of Music, Cal Poly and member of the Board of Directors of Atheists United SLO. Many thanks to Dr. Eleanor Helms (Philosophy, Cal Poly) for her excellent job moderating and facilitating the Forum.
Students and faculty had an opportunity to text in questions, which are available for viewing on slido.com.
In addition, the Forum is now available for viewing (or simply listening) on-line.
Afterwards, both Dr. Rinzler and Dr. Hutchinson took an additional hour to answer questions from students.
We appreciate everyone who worked to make this event so successful. Please let us know your thoughts on the evening, and suggestions for future topics and speakers.