Feb. 12 is the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday and International Darwin Day. To honor his work, the Treasure Valley Coalition of Reason and its member organizations are hosting a week long celebration with a variety of events open to the public called Darwin Fest 2014.
Boise State Secular Student Alliance is bringing in Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, to start things off on Thursday Feb. 6. Local biologist Janet Layne, faculty at BSU, will give a presentation on evolution at 6:30 pm and Barker will share his journey from minister to atheist entitled, “Losing Faith in Faith” at 8 pm. at the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N Garrett St, Garden City. Doors open at 6 pm.
Does God exist? BSUSSA will be hosting a debate between Barker and Bill Pubols, Executive Director of the Biblical Studies Center at BSU, at 7:00 pm on February 7. Pubols has also served as a chaplain for the BSU football and basketball. Simplot Ball Room, BSU Student Union Building. 1700 University Dr, Boise. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Look for the Idaho Society of Reason’s booth at Zoo Boise on February 8 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The zoo is offering free admission for their Valentine’s Day themed event. 355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise.
Idaho Atheists will be hosting their monthly “Meet an Atheist” at Solid Bar and Grill’s basement banquet room on February 11, 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. 405 S 8th St #100, Boise.
TVCoR will be gathering for a Darwin Day mixer and social on February 12, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM at The Reef. 105 S 6th St, Boise.
The Treasure Valley Coalition of Reason is made up of seven area atheist,
freethought, humanist and skeptic groups working together to foster a sense
of community among the like minded and raise public awareness that people
who don’t believe in a god or gods can be decent citizens who contribute to
the larger society.