La Jolla, CA -- leading scientists from around the world gathered November 5-7, 2006 at one of the worldâ€™s largest biotech centerâ€™s, the Salk Institute, to strategize how they could defeat both religion and intelligent design at the Beyond Belief Conference. The atheistic agenda of leading scientists, many whom are funded by government institutions, is now out on the table and available for the world to see in the video recordings of the ten sessions available on the Internet.
The three stated goals of the conference were 1) to examine the clash of cultures between science and religion; 2) to explore how we can do good without God. What is our source of morality? and 3) If not God, then what? Can science help us create a new rational narrative as poetic and powerful as those that have traditionally sustained societies?
Nobel prize winning physicist, Steven Weinberg, closed his opening talk with the following statement: "The world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief and anything we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done, and may in fact be our greatest contribution to civilization."
In addition to the opening session with Weinberg, Krauss, Harris and Shermer, you won't want to miss the slugfest between the irrational Richard Dawkins and the gracious Joan Roughgarden in session three, or the tongue lashing that is given by the rational atheists Jim Woodward and Melvin Konner to their irrational counterparts in session 9.
The conference was sponsored by The Science Network, The Crick-Jacobs Center and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The Beyond Belief II Conference is scheduled for November 1-3, 2007.
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