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Science Takes On God In Dan Brown's Latest, And Saving Kids With Common Sense Gun Laws

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
“Will God survive science? The answer historically is no," Dan Brown says. "No gods survive science." The best-selling author of the Robert Langdon series is unsqueamish about taking on big questions.";

Chances are good that you've heard of Dan Brown before. (Does The Da Vinci Code ring a bell?) Today, the mega best-selling author talks about about his latest thriller,Origin, and explains why he thinks God won't survive the next hundred years. Then, we find out how reframing the gun control debate can help prevent more children being killed in gun violence. It's a topic near and dear to Nicole Hockley, whose son Dylan was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, and Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier.

Nicole Hockley will deliver the keynote speech and Sen. Barbara Bollier will attend the Heartland Coalition's community forum in Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC Campus. The forum begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 9. For more information, visit MOKSGAGV.org.

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