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Many of the speakers for these events enjoy national and, in some cases, international reputations, for being eminently qualified to speak on their subject matter. Biographies of many of our past speakers will be posted in the near future.
Monthly Meeting Events - Most recent to Earliest
April 2013. Second Event. Jason Torpy spoke on a range of issues related to the atheist, humanist, and general nontheist community, especially as these issues relate to the military.
April 2013. Herb Silverman recalled his experience as a professor of mathematics and candidate for office in South Carolina with humor and resignation.
February 2013. Dr. Jay Quade spoke on human evolution in honor of Darwin Day, Mr. Roy Speckhart spoke about the need for a fresh approach for the humanists, and Ms. Maggie Ardiente spoke about promoting humanism and atheism at a national level.
January 2013. Drs. Richard Johnson and Gilbert Shapiro offered two talks: Richard about his latest book, The Human Identity Problem: How God became the centerpiece of a world view. Gil gave a lecture titled Faith–The Greatest Imposter.
November 2012. Dr. Darrel Ray spoke about how religion effects our attitudes about sex. His talk and slide show emphasized the guilt and embarrassment most of us share.
September 2012. Wall of Separation of Church and State and Constitutional Foundations. Richard Miller, Phoenix Freedom From Religion board member and other distinctions.
Secular Coalition for Arizona. Executive Director and advocate for Arizona's atheists, agnostics, humanists and other free thinkers, Seráh Blain.
May 2012. Viewing Religion/Theology Through the Lens of Science
April 2012. ACLU and Today's Challenges
February 2012. Recovering from Religion
January 2012. Beyond Kumbaya: Culturally Relevant Humanism
December 2011. Hunger in America (AM) and Mental Health in America (PM)
September 2011. What I Learned at Straight Camp
June 2011. Lunch in Phoenix with Humanists of Greater Phoenix
May 2011. The Future of Solar Energy
April 2011. The Good Atheist
March 2011. Fostering a Secular Society - Keep Religion Out of Government
February 2011. Science, Conscience, and Nonsense - from Congress to the Classroom
January 2011. The Rising Threat to Separation of Church and State in Arizona
December 2110. Are Religionists Scammed into Addiction? Yes! Make the Case.
November 2010. Russia's New Christian Warriors
October 2010. Using Nuclear Power to Desalinize Water and Other Nuclear Issues
September 2010. Annual Picnic at Reid Park
August 2010. God on Trial
June 2010. How Best to Interact with Your Legislator - Arizona Representative Paula Aboud
May 2010. Humanism in Star Trek
April 2010. Are They Really Out There?
March 2010. Not the Impossible Faith: Why Christianity Didn't Need a Miracle to Succeed - Dr. Richard Carrier
February 2010. How to Effectively Lobby the Arizona Legislature - Kyrsten Sinama
February 2010. Charitable Choice, Faith-Based Initiatives-Religious Freedom Reformation-What Does it Mean?
January 2010. Subjection and Escape
December 2009. Magic, Science, and Skepticism-A Natural Relationship
November 2009. Religion & Science-A Personal Quest for the Scientific Method
November 2009. Making the Case for Seculary Humanism & Group Discussion
October 2009. Can Atheists Be Moral, Ethical, and Happy?
October 2009. The Present State of Koranic Studies: Or Why There Aren't No Virgins in Paradise
October 2009. Why Do So Many People Believe in God?
October 2009. A Critical Analysis of God, Faith, and Religion
October 2009. The Problem with Scripture
September 2009. Secular Humanism Has Shaped History and Politics
September 2009. Center for Inquiry of Southern Arizona Picnic, Reid Park
August 2009. Choice, Self-Determination, and the Tragedy of the Georgia Four-An Overview
August 2009. Progress Toward Imagine Extrasolar Planets
July 2009. The Third Jihad (movie)
June 2009. The Evolutions of Religiions (video)
June 2009. Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith
May 2009. Wingspan Different Families followup
May 2009. Wingspan Different Families - Presented by Four Family Members
April 2009. Letting Go of God (movie)
April 2009. Interpreting Climate Change Information
March 2009. Atheism & Religion-Can We Find Common Ground
March 2009. No God. Now What? Lecture 6 of 6 in Series: Benefits of Secular Humanism
February 2009. Honoring Darwin's Birthday-Revisiting His Theory
February 2009. No God. Now What? Lecture 5 of 6 in Series: Atheist Ethics
January 2009. The World as I See It
Jauary 2009. No God. Now What? Lecture 4 of 6 in Series: Why So Many People Believe
December 2008. Invasion os the Galapogos
December 2008. No God. Now What? Lecture 3 of 6 in Series: The Dangers of Faith
November 2008. What Lots of Scientists and The Rest of Us Need to Learn About Science
November 2008. No God. Now What? Lecture 2 of 6 in Series: The Problem of Scripture
October 2008. A Nation of Suckers
October 2008. No God. Now What? Lecture 1 of 6 in Series: Secular Humanism
September 2008. Naturalism & the Philosophy of the Mind
August 2008. SOS Secular Organizations for Sobriety
July 2008. CFI-SAZ Picnic at Reid Park
June 2008. A Current Look at Alternative Medicine
May 2008. Life or Death- Who Decides? (Final Exit)
April 2008. Why I Am Not a Muslim?
April 2008. The Secular Conscience-Breaking Religion's Monopoly on Morality
March 2008. Nothing-Something to Believe In
February 2008. Does God Talk Make Any Sense?
January 2008. God-The Failed Hypothesis
December 2007. Secular Comedy, History & Future of Center for Inquiry of Southern Arizona
November 2007. Separation of Church and State in the Military
October 2007. Encountering Naturalism, A World View
September 2007. Origins of Religions, Imagine That
August 2007. After Free Will
July 2007. No Heaven, No Hell, and I can Prove It
June 2007. The Celestial Vault: The Magic of Astrology
May 2007. It's a Baby
April 2007. Why Are Atheists So Angry?
March 2007. Humanist Family Values
February 2007. A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism: Sense and Goodness Without God
January 2007. Strengthening Our Secular Government: The First Secular Congressional Lobbyist Arrives in Washington
December 2006. Darwin Made Me Do It: Secular Versus Religious Ethics
November 2006. Sketches and Wit
October 2006. Belief Check: Are You Sure What You Believe Is True?
September 2006. Global Warming: Beyound the Headlines: Prospects for Humanity as Earth Heats Up
August 2006. Imagine No Superstition
July 2006. Cosmis Mysteries
June 2006. The Evolution of an Idea: From the Galapogoas to the Origin of Species
May 2006. Why Should Nostradamus Have All the Fun?
April 2006. Exuberance, Moral Empathy, Reason, Creative Joy & Planetary Ethics: A Turning Point for Secular Humanism
March 2006. The God Part of the Brain
April 2006. Losing Faith in Faith
February 2006. Spirituality, Religiousity & the Church
January 2006. ACosmic Perspective on Life
December 2005. Is It Getting Hot or is it Just Tucson?
November 2005. Invitation to Inquiry: Will Secularism Survive?
October 2005. The True Meaning of the Separation of Church and State
September 2005. Science and Religion: Role of Faith
June 2005. Life or Death-Who Decides?
May 2005. Book Review: The End of Faith by Sam Harris
April 2005. Quantum Entanglement
March 2005. Neglected Aspects of the Evolution/Creation Controversy
February 2005. Darwinian Evolution: Will the Conflict Ever End?
January 2005. Charting a New Course for Seculars, Skeptics, and Humanists
November 2004. Can We Do It?
October 2004. What is CFI?
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