The Great Southern E/A/BBQ Tour: final information

My schedule for the Great Southern Evolution, Atheism, and BBQ Tour is finalized (I wish we had tee-shirts), and here is the final schedule, with links to where I’ll be speaking:

Saturday, Feb. 2: Talk on WEIT and other stuff spondored by the Fayette Freethought Society, Peachtree City Humanists and the Spalding Freethought Society, in Peachtree City, right outside Atlanta. There are two Facebook pages set up by these groups; you can get registration info and directions here or see who’s coming here. Note: although there’s a charge of $15 (which includes a drink), I am not being paid for this; the money goes to rent the venue. There’s a book-signing afterwards, and if you say the secret word (“Henri”, with the French pronunciation), I’ll sketch a cat with my autograph.

Monday, Feb. 4: Talk in Augusta, Georgia sponsored by the Central Savannah River Atheists and Agnostics: “Science and religion are incompatible” at the Jabez Sanford Performing Arts Center at 6:30 pm.  Information is here; admission is free, and there may be a book signing, but I’m not sure. If there is, the secret word applies here, as it does everywhere until Feb. 8.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: Book talk at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Admission is free, information is here.

Wednesday, Feb. 6:  Book talk at 5 pm. in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of South Carolina at Columbia. All information is available here.

Thursday, Feb. 7:  two events on Feb. 7 during Darwin Week at the College of Charleston (link takes you to all information)

4:00 p.m. Book talk (I don’t know if there’s a signing; if so, secret word applies)

7:30 p.m. A debate and then discussion on “Are science and faith incompatible?” with Dr. Lea Sweitz of the Lutheran School of Theology here in Chicago (only two blocks from my office!). I’m looking forward to this one, though I just found, by going to the link, that it’s being held in a church.


  1. Bob J
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    talk, talk, talk.. What about the BBQ? Where are the eats?

  2. Posted February 1, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    “Secret word”?

    Cramp? Probe? Wiener?


    • Posted February 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Say phonetically ONREE. 🙂 I don’t know what would happen if you don’t have a copy of the WEIT book on hand.

      • HaggisForBrains
        Posted February 2, 2013 at 3:56 am | Permalink

        He can probably sign your copy of the bible for you. Not as author of course, but as one of the few to have read it right through and survived.

      • Posted February 2, 2013 at 10:50 am | Permalink

        We’re supposed to tell Jerry he’s ornery?

        With pleasure!

        …of course, he’ll be even farther away from me in Atlanta than he is in Chicago, so I’m still not sure what the point of a secret word is….


  3. matt
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    i am rallying my Cola, SC. peeps for your talk! good luck!

  4. tsbardella
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Dr. Jerry Coyne – “Why Evolution is True”

    Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013, 5:00 PM

    16 Freethinkers Went

    Check out this Meetup →

    FSM has a meetup for Columbia SC with all the particulars.

  5. JBlilie
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    At least it will be much warmer there! Flippin’ cold in the upper midwest this week. How’s the weather in Chicago?

    • JBlilie
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

      You only look to be 10°F-15°F warmer than here. I’m tired of winter already and it’s only Feb 1!

  6. Hempenstein
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Pity you won’t be going to Alabama too – we don’t stand to get a report on North Alabama white BBQ sauce (which I gather is applied post-grilling).

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