hey guys! thanks once again for counting on me to find you some good stuff to read for your Sunday and the week ahead. here we go again!
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tonight we'll be playing our interview with Dr. Jaco Gericke. Dr. Gericke, of North-West University in South Africa, holds the Doctor of Letters degree in Semitic Languages and a Ph.D. in Old Testament with a focus in Philosophy of Religion. he is the author of many papers, one of those appearing in the new John Loftus anthology, The End of Christianity. Dr. Gericke joined us to talk about the conception of Yahweh in the Old Testament, how this conception is so different from the conception of God today, and what this means for those that profess to believe in the god of the 3 Abrahamic faiths. you'll walk away from hearing this interview with new rhetorical tools that will enable you to undermine faith using the findings of biblical scholarship.
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Hemant Mehta had previously defended a high school teacher that had posted his bigoted anti-gay thoughts on his own personal Facebook page, saying that was his right as a private citizen on his off time and on his personal Facebook page. but new evidence has Mehta now condemning the teacher.
woman loses her sense of smell, ends up with a phantom sensation of being able to smell her own brain.
often opponents of evolution (and even theistic evolutionists that argue that humans are specially favored) will point to the vast differences in cognition between humans and our closest relatives. but they're forgetting the missing hominids!
believers think we need religion to behave like good moral people- here's why they're wrong.
the less intelligent you are, the more likely you are to accept astrology as scientific.
vaccines have been cleared YET AGAIN as the cause of autism.
sea level rise has slowed, temporarily, and isn't at all evidence against climate change.
new report shows divorce rate highest in bible belt states. woops. lol.
why is the universe biased against big, bright stars?
recently Sam Harris posted to his site to say that we needed to raise taxes on the rich. he wrote this week to express surprise at the (often disgusting) outrage that followed from a certain interesting segment of his readership.
did sex with Denisovans and Neanderthals shape our immune system? maybe.
on the internet, Christianity is losing by a long shot.
discovery of a 160 million year old fossil represents a new milestone in early mammal evolution
the possible hiding places for the Higgs are getting smaller and smaller...
it's summer in the Northern Hemisphere. so that means that in many places it's hotter during the day than it is on the surface of the coolest brown dwarf stars ever found!
yet one more time, Dr. Michael Mann has been cleared of any wrong doing- "ClimateGate" was manufactured.
ancient fish is eaten by ancient amphibian which is then eaten by an ancient shark, all of them are then fossilized, on inside the other.
there's a rarely discussed point to be made when it comes to climate change.
why is the military spending millions on Christian contractors bent on evangelizing US soldiers?
Lord Monckton is a well known climate change denialist. this series of videos debunking his false statements and half truths is packed with great information.