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Does God have a Future?

03/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Upcoming Caltech Lecture

Does God have a Future?
A Great Debate Filmed by ABC's Nightline

* Event Date: Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm
* Location: Beckman Auditorium
* Speakers: Deepak Chopra & Jean Houston versus Michael Shermer & Sam Harris
* Tickets: This is a free event. Priority will be given to those who reserve tickets in advance (maximum of 10) through the Caltech ticket office at 626-395-4652. This event will sell out, but you can come the day of the event in case there are cancellations or no-shows.

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Dr. Deepak Chopra is an MD and board-certified Internist and endocrinologist. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Business and Management, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. Chopra is the Chairman and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing where he directs the educational programs. Hailed by Time magazine as one of the 100 icons of the century, and credited as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine," Chopra is the author of more than 55 books that have been translated into 35 languages and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

Dr. Jean Houston (B.A. from Barnard College, Ph.D. in psychology from the Union Graduate School and a Ph.D in religion from the Graduate Theological Foundation) is a scholar, philosopher and researcher in human capacities, and is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement .She directs two schools of psychological and cross cultural studies as well as a school in social artistry dedicated to human development in the light of social change. A consultant to United Nations agencies in human development, she has also worked with other agencies in over one hundred countries training leadership and holds conferences and seminars with social innovators, educational institutions and business organizations worldwide. She is the author of 26 books including A Passion for the Possible, Search for the Beloved, Life Force, The Possible Human, Public Like a Frog, A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, and Manual of the Peacemaker.

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University, and the author of The Mind of the Market, Why Darwin Matters, The Science of Good and Evil and Why People Believe Weird Things. Dr. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University. He has appeared on such shows as The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live.

Dr. Sam Harris is a neuroscientist at UCLA specializing in the neural correlates of belief. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Harris's writing has been published in over 15 languages. He is a Co-Founder and CEO of The Reason Project, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

Book signing to follow debate.