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This week on the Think Atheist Radio Show our guest is Dr. Elliott Sober! Dr. Sober is the Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. One of the world's outstanding Philosophers of Science and author of the recently published Did Darwin Write The Origin Backwards?, in addition to numerous additional titles, his interests center on the Philosophy of Biology, evolution, altruism, and confronting "Intelligent Design". We're so happy Dr. Sober joined us to discuss evolution, The Design Argument, Fine-Tuning, and much more. We were so pleased to have him join us– make sure to tune in as soon as you can! You know you can listen to the live presentation tonight at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern, but you can also always check out any of our past interviews from the archive, or grab this and any of our shows from our iTunes page!
And if you missed our interview with Vanity Fair magazine's Editor-At-Large, Mr. Cullen Murphy, talking about his new book God's Jury all about The Inquisition, be sure to check that out! Fascinating and horrifying bit of history there!
The advantages of living in the dark: the multiple evolution events of blind cavefish.
How to argue about politics or, the fundamental contradiction in Republican party values.
Did Russian scientists find life on Venus? Um, no.
Scientists discover new clues to the chemical origins of life.
Offer people money to change their beliefs and watch what their brains do when they agree. The neurobiology of profit vs. principle.
New research shows that Archaeopteryx was dressed for flight.
Once again, believers have it wrong: Atheists don't just want sex, drugs, and lack of morality.
It has traditionally been thought that a planet like ours would need a moon like we have in order for life to evolve to the point of intelligence. (It's about stability) Turns out that may not be true.
Will Brazil's plan to teach schoolchildren philosophy create better citizens, a better society?
The disfunctionality of America: income inequality, religion and evolution.
Baby steps versus long jumps. The "size" of evolutionary change and why it matters.
BioLogos and Adam and Eve: why accomodationism won't work.
Life beyond Earth? Underwater caves in the Bahamas could provide clues.
In real time, a virus learns a new way to infect.
This week Newt Gingrich made the extraordinary statement that if he's elected president he'll put a base on the moon. Too bad it's just another of his many absurd statements. Lawrence Krauss gives his thoughts.
Conservatives use creationist playbook to atttack climate change education in schools.
Questioning where our galaxy's next supernova be and whether we'll be able to see it happen.
Did you guys see this weird stuff about this scientist and his theory that the Earth is alive, an actual living organism? PZ Myers has the best of the rants about how stupid this is.
And in more news about stupidity, Alain de Botton wants to build a temple to atheism. Seriously. LOL.
When pseudoscience kills. (From the "What's the harm in believing in nonsense?" files)
We vilify them when they behave disgustingly, we should praise them when they behave honorably.
Could a person be swallowed by a whale (Jonah, for instance) and survive?
A fundamentalist conservative evangelical preacher walks away from his faith and tells his story.