Centre for Inquiry

Centre for Inquiry

March 01, 2011 15:53 ET

Media Advisory: Centre for Inquiry-CBC's Bob McDonald Moderates Toronto Debate on Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Panel Includes ET Hunter Seth Shostak, Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana and Canadian Science Fiction Icon Robert J. Sawyer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - CBC's Bob McDonald will moderate a debate on the search for extraterrestrial life and its implications to humanity on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the University of Toronto, featuring

  •  Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, S.E.T.I. (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute

  •  Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian science fiction author

  •  Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana

This event is part of the Centre for Inquiry's Extraordinary Claims Campaign, where city transit will display the slogan: "Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: Allah Bigfoot UFOs Homeopathy Zeus Psychics Christ."

"At CFI we foster debate on the biggest questions of life, the universe and everything," said National Director Justin Trottier.

"What extraordinary evidence would justify the claim that extraterrestrials exist – or that they are visiting us?

WHEN: 7:00 p.m., Friday, March. 4, 2011

WHERE: J.J.R. MacLeod Auditorium, University of Toronto, 1 Kings College Circle, Toronto ON

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