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Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss NZ Tour

Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss NZ Tour May 2018


Thursday, 10th May | ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland
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Friday, 11th May | The Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
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This May, Think Inc., AUT and Loop are excited to bring two icons of scientific literacy and antitheism: evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins, and theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, on stage and in conversation for Science in the Soul!

To give you a special jump on the official on sale, please use the above links to get exclusive pre-sale access to secure your tickets to see Science in the Soullive in NZ in May! The exclusive pre-sale starts at 9am tomorrow Tuesday 24 October, get in quick!

Science in the Soul will see Dawkins and Krauss discussing religious dogma, evolution, and the glory and unending possibilities of science. The two will engage in an on-stage discussion, a discussion with a special guest host, and an audience Q&A.

Both have long been regarded as being two names at the forefront of pushing back against tsunamis of irrationality in the public sphere, and take no prisoners.
Known for their unapologetic appraisals of critical thinking and takedowns of religion, the duo will weigh in on the current state of anti-scientific affairs, taking particular aim at new leaderships, new attitudes, new irrationalities, and new news over two evenings.

A New York Times Best Selling author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins is one of science’s greatest communicators. Voted as the world’s top thinker by Prospect Magazine, father of the ‘meme’, and a passionate opponent of creationism, Dawkins is one of the most polarising and provocative scientific minds of our time.

His latest book, Science in the Soul, is a kaleidoscopic argument for the power and glory of science, and the importance of the scientific way of thinking in today’s ‘post-truth’ world. It is from this book where the show takes its name, and which will also serve as a jumping off point for the evening.

“I am greatly looking forward to touring New Zealand next year. I love the can-do friendliness down under,” says Dawkins.

One of the few true contemporaries of Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss is an impassioned advocate of scientific proliferation, education, and skepticism. Krauss is the Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, where he directs the Origins Project. With his book The Physics of Star Trek, he aimed to quell the surge of superstition in popular culture, before examining everything and nothing about the origins of our cosmos in A Universe from Nothing. Krauss has since gone on to author or co-author more than three hundred pieces on cosmology and theoretical physics.
“I am thrilled to be returning to NZ with Richard,” says Krauss. Since Krauss’ previous visit to this part of the world, Krauss says “the whole world perspective has changed. More than ever, we need to speak out in favour of reason and evidence, now in the political spectrum and as well as the religious one.”

This May, join Think Inc., Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss as they strip the veneer of social complacency, to expose the truth about religion, evolution and the workings of our world.
Think Inc., AUT, & Loop Present:
Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss: Science in the Soul

Thursday, 10th May | ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland
Exclusive Pre-Sale Link -
Friday, 11th May | The Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

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