Alright, we’re at the point now where we can give you the details of the contest we’re running whereby 3 (three) Think Atheist members will win a signed copy of Dr. J. Anderson Thomson’s new book Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith, featuring a foreword by none other than Richard Dawkins!
Here are the details:
1) The contest is open only to Think Atheist members so if you’re reading this and you’re not already a member join now! In order to enter you must have a Twitter account as well. Create one now so that you’re prepared ahead of time for the contest.
2) The contest will be held May 21st- this Saturday- and will run from midnight to midnight Eastern US time (here’s a timezone converter for those in other timezones around the world)
3) You will be entered in to the contest when you take to Twitter between the hours of 12AM Saturday May 21st and 11:59:59PM Saturday May21st to follow the book’s publisher and to tweet a specific phrase. This page will be updated Friday night with links to the publisher’s Twitter account and with the specific phrase that will need to be tweeted. Following the publisher now before the time of the contest will do you no good and may result in your entry not being counted. Wait for us to say “GO!”
4) Each entrant will be assigned a number. At the conclusion of the contest the publisher will randomly draw 3 numbers corresponding to 3 entrants. Those persons will then be contacted in order to first verify their membership with Think Atheist*. Upon verification of their membership with Think Atheist they will be given an email address at which to contact the publisher so that the publisher can get the winner’s mailing address for shipping of the book. Winners must contact the publisher within 24 hours of being notified to be eligible to receive their prize**. All costs of shipping the book will be handled by the publisher, whether the winner is within or without the US.
So there you go everyone! Sign up for TA. Create your Twitter profile. Be ready!
Here’s a video of Dr. Thomson discussing the book.
And here he is discussing the cognitive science behind religious thought at the 2009 American Atheists conference.
*Should any of the chosen entrants not be verified Think Atheist members the publisher will then randomly select another entrant. This will continue until such time as we have 3 verified Think Atheist members as winners. (So, again, if you’re not a member now, JOIN!)
**Should a winner fail to contact the publisher within 24 hours of being notified they will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another entrant will be randomly drawn. This will continue until we have 3 verified Think Atheist members who respond to claim their prize within 24 hours.