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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Meet-up in Austin, Texas


Thanks to Elze Hamilton for arranging the great meet-up of Austin-based secularists, sceptics, atheists, etc., at Threadgills last (i.e. Thursday) night. It was great to get such a good turnout in honour of me and Jenny, at quite short notice.

We just met informally over dinner, but we had about 20 people in all - most of whom did not know each other, as they came from a diversity of local groups. The discussion was animated but constructive and friendly, flyers for 50 Voices of Disbelief were distributed, some new connections were made, and I finally tried the world-famous chicken fried steak.

I'll be posting some photos when I get a chance.

Thanks, too, to everyone who attended.

9 comments:

Scott H said...

Any visits planned for the Dallas/Ft Worth area on this trip?

Russell Blackford said...

Alas, no. Our next stop after visiting friends in San Antonio is some time in Kansas City, where Jenny's publisher is based.

Jerry Coyne said...

Very nice, but DID YOU HAVE A CHICKEN FRIED STEAK? Threadgills is famous for them!

Jerry Coyne said...

Whoops, missed the aside about the c.f.s. Sorry!

Russell Blackford said...

If hadn't had the chicken fried steak, I'd never had heard the end of it from Jerry.

Russell Blackford said...

Appropriate image now added.

Jerry Coyne said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!! What a lovely piece o' beef!

Magpie said...

Man I'm hungry.

...I hate you so much.

Stuart said...

i dont like cfs on principal that it has nothing to do with chicken. now steak fried in chicken fat or chicken fried in tallow - now theres good eating.