- Russell Blackford
- Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
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.