hey guys, as always thanks for stopping in to see what i've gathered together for your Sunday reading!
before i get to the links i'm going to let you know that later tonight we'll be featuring a chat with Tom Clark, author of the excellent book Encountering Naturalism and the guy behind Naturalism.org, a wonderful resource.
always keep in mind that even if you can't join us live you can easily listen later from the archive, just as you can with any of our past shows!
alright, now let's get to the links:
millennial generation is more supportive of gay marriage and reproductive rights.
if modern humans are so smart then why are our brains shrinking?
when your beliefs are challenged with facts, you may think you alter your opinions and incorporate the new information into your thinking but it's more often the case that when your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger.
the myth of Richard Dawkins as an intolerant atheist crusader is just that, a myth.
Ex-apologist points us to a new paper by Robert Bass on "inscrutable evil" arguing from the existence of the existence of this evil that god very probably does not exist as conceived by classical theism.
great Texas massacre hoax wrecks the reputation of psychics everywhere.
William Lane Craig and logical fallacies.
NPR points to 5 new books that explain the brain. looks like god reading. note that Michael Shermer's The Believing Brain is among the 5. remember, Dr. Shermer will be joining us on the podcast June 19th and we'll be giving away 3 signed copies of the book in the run up to his joining us on the show! details soon!
find out what happens when physicist Sean Carroll, fresh from writing and posting an essay on how physics shows that the existence of a god is extremely unlikely, is asked to write a piece for an intelligent design website.
Michael Shermer responds to the thoughts of Steven Hawking and others that suggest that we should be glad aliens haven't visited Earth because there's a good chance they'd be out to destroy us.