first, do make sure you tune in tonight to check out Greg's interview with philosopher of religion Dr. Matt McCormick! Greg and Dr. McCormick talk about some basic issues in philosophy of religion and then move on to talking about undermining a belief in the resurrection by pointing to witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts (the Salem Witch Trials). it's excellent stuff that's instantly usable in debates…Continue
alright guys, last week's chat with atheist bible scholar Robert Price was awesome. if you missed it you can still listen to the show- as you can with every show- from the archive so don't worry.
but tonight we have lined up Caltech theoretical physicist…Continue
hey guys, first of all, tonight's show will feature Bible scholar Dr. Robert Price, live! i know Greg has a bunch of great questions to ask Dr. Price, very topical stuff given that it's Easter! :)
also, remember, if you miss a show there's no worries: you can always listen to past shows from the archive. listen to the…Continue
hey guys, first of all, tonight we're really excited to feature a live chat with the Bad Astronomer himself, Dr. Phil Plait. he's the creator of and blogger at Bad Astronomy where he writes to popularize science and promote skepticism.
we'll be taking live calls at 718 508 9080, or you can ring in via Skype. or, if…Continue
hey guys, remember to RSVP and tune in for tonight's podcast. Greg will play his interview with Dr. Valerie Tarico and take some calls. the interview is good stuff. check it out!
"The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation's income every year. In terms of wealth rather than income, the top 1 percent control 40 percent.... I'm not surprised by the…Continue
first off, last week we re-launched the Think Atheist Radio Show podcast. it was an incredible success. we had a ton of listeners tune in live to hear Greg play his interview with John Loftus. and to our surprise, John even called into the show live in between the recorded portions of the interview during which Greg was taking calls. as if that wasn't enough John popped into chat to say hi to the crew chatting there! and in addition to the ton of live listeners the show has since had a ton…Continue
first off, before we get to the links, TA's Radio Show podcast is returning tonight after a several months long hiatus during which we revamped and re-conceptualized the show. our first guest is former minister and apologist turned atheist author and creator of the popular blog Debunking Christianity, John Loftus! the show begins tonight at 5PM PST/8PM EST and goes for an hour and a half. our host Greg will play his interview with John and take some calls from the audience.…Continue
first off, the Think Atheist Radio Show podcast has returned! our first guest is John Loftus, former minister apologist turned atheist author. check it out! :)
what would Jesus do? be misinterpreted by millions of people for millennia.
last week i linked to the first news trickling out about a new paper by a NASA astrobiologist that purported to show that a meteorite contained fossilized bacteria. well, once people took a good look at the paper and its findings it became clear that the findings were absurd. lots of commentary on this one.Continue
(apologies to all as i've had to remove the first post and repost the links in a new post. some sort of glitch was preventing people from seeing the post.)
does dark matter exist? (the most important thing science has to teach philosophy.)
Dembski pwned again: ant trails and intelligent design.
Vatican confirms report of sexual abuse and…Continue
Ex-apologist pointed to two new papers by philosopher Wes Morriston, one against god as a grounding for morality and the other against the Kalam on the subject of actual infinities. (pdf's at the link)
just because something's unexplained doesn't mean it's supernatural.…
is the genetic fallacy necessarily still a fallacy when it comes to religious belief anymore?
is it about time to recognize that mitochondria are bacteria? (…Continue
the skeptical community has a generally favorable view of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Josh…Continue
Sam Harris responds to critics of his book The Moral Landscape.
on the question of homosexuality and natural selection.
C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb sat down for…Continue
The Edge World Question Center asked scientists "what scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit?". as i type this so far 156 scientists have responded.
R. Joseph Hoffman tears down the New Testament Messiah legend.
Luke Muehlhauser did a fantastic interview with Richard Carrier (audio and transcript) that's now up at Luke's site. they talk about the methodology of Jesus-historians, Bayes' theorem and it's importance to the historian, and fine-tuning arguments.
at one point in the interview Carrier was critical of Lydia and Tim McGrew, husband and wife Christian apologists and philosophers, saying that an article of theirs was…Continue
references to a "missing link" demonstrate a misunderstanding of evolution. PZ Myers explains.
Daniel Florien pointed to…Continue
Santa lives! Richard Carrier has this hilarious and clever post arguing that Santa is real. replace "Santa" with "god" at any point and you'll see how clever it is.
Greg picked his favorite arguments from Carrier's piece while linking to an older post by Eric Steinhart arguing for…Continue