WATCH DEBATE VIDEO
Cost: FREE EVENT
Saturday November 15, 2014 at 6:00pm
Shelton Civic Center- 525 W Cota Street, Shelton WA 98584
Rand Wagner (Pro-God)– Rand grew up in a religious home, but that religion was always in flux, ranging from atheism, to new age, to Roman Catholicism. He was actually named after an atheist capitalist philosopher named Ayn Rand….(education and full bio)
Bob Seidensticker (No-God)– After graduating from MIT in 1980, Bob designed digital hardware, about which he wrote his first book, The Well-Tempered Digital Design (Addison-Wesley, 1986). He has programmed in a dozen computer languages and in environments ranging from punch cards, to one of the first windowing environments, to MS-DOS, to Windows (starting with version 1.0). He is a co-contributor to 14 software patents and has worked at a number of technology companies from a 10-person start-up to Microsoft and IBM.
After leaving Microsoft, he focused on writing. His book Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) explored technology change—how we see it and how it really works. His novel, Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey, explores his own journey from faith. He also writes a widely read atheist blog which critiques Christianity. Bob is a member of the Seattle Atheists and a go to speaker for the Humanists of Washington.