welcome, welcome! you guys know i always begin by saying thanks for stopping in to see what i've collected for you so, well, thanks!
and just as well do you know that i have to get some announcements out of the way before we get to the links! so, first, do check out the list of past and upcoming guests of the Think Atheist Radio Show. you'll find links to the episodes featuring each guest as well as a short description of the episode.
tonight we have neurobiologist Dr. Dean Buonomano, author of the new book Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives. Dr. Buonomano popped up on my radar when Sam Harris sent out an email to subscribers recommending Dr. Buonomano's book. indeed, Harris is quoted on the back of the dust jacket as saying:
"Writing a book about the hardware and software flaws of the human brain is an ingenious idea, and Buonomano has fully delivered on its promise... Brain Bugs is a remarkably accessible and engaging introduction to the neuroscience of the human condition."
i bought and read the book and knew i had to ask Dr. Buonomano to join us. now you get to hear his thoughts! there's no question this will be a fascinating interview to listen to!
i also want to announce that i've already set up our next contest. 5 Think Atheist members will win a signed copy of Janet Reitman's new book Inside Scientology! the contest will coincide with the airing of our interview with Ms. Reitman. the contest will run September 2-4 and the interview will air the night of the 4th. so get ready for that! and thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the book's publisher, for providing the books!
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alright, links! :)
how the Sun works, from the inside out.
from Jesus's socialism to capitalistic Christianity. one says "do unto others" the other says "crush anyone that gets in the way of your own success"
sorry deniers, the oceans are still warming as predicted.
so if you visit any freethought forums and/or blogs or you hang out on Twitter you'll be well aware of David Mabus/Denis Markuze. he's been getting progressively more violent in his verbal spam attacks on freethinkers and has recently begun making violent death threats. this has been going on for as much as a decade to the likes of PZ Myers and others. it's taken a massive campaign of internet freethinkers but, FINALLY, the Montreal Police are beginning to take things seriously!
pregnant plesiosaur with giant fetus hints at caring parents.
will the true Christian conservative please stand up? because, their claims to the contrary, none of the current crop measures up against the bible.
believers often point to sophisticated theology and say that atheists can't claim the high ground in the debate because they haven't educated themselves. but, as Larry Moran points out, here's a video featuring the thoughts on god from 20 of the most sophisticated theologians... and it's just hilarious.
need to feed could have driven single cells to evolve into colonies
Richard Wiseman's selection of the best 5 books for debunking the paranormal
mice and sand provide a colorful way to watch evolution in action
check out these two videos. they feature 100 scientists and their thoughts on god. contrast what gets said here with the 20 top sophisticated theologians above.
the search is closing in on the Higgs particle. but what happens next?
electronic skin could replace bulky electrodes. Ed Yong follows up at his blog with some of his interview that didn't make it into the finished piece.
Steven Novella has been carrying on a debate with a dualist and has a couple of posts that are just fantastic when it comes to learning how to refute dualistic notions against the naturalistic account of the mind and the brain being the same thing.