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May 26, 2004
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Dr. Collin”s talks are foundational (“101”) in nature, as they are prepared for audiences less well grounded in the history, basic underpinnings and philosophical outlook of the non-theistic life, he gave this presentation to us partly for our input; seeking our opinions and concerns to help guide future out-group presentations as well as to examine for ways to help our own group. He mentioned that this “coming out” was reinforcing, since he was given a goodly amount of positive response from the students, non-student audience members, teachers and hosts.
About Robert Collins, PhD
Robert W. Collins, PhD received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University’s Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a former President of the Michigan Psychological Association and has written and presented on eliminative disorders in children for lay, psychological, and medical audiences. He was on the faculty of GVSU and an invited professor to the University of Western Australia in Perth. He has been a long time member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Inquiry (CFI) and has led a Café Inquiry in Grand Rapids for two years. You will often see him accompanied by his wife of 47 years, Sherron. He loves his semi-retirement in which he can devote more time in the role of an educator on critical thinking and secular values.