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First, let's see... On this week's episode of the Think Atheist Radio Show... Dr. Graham Oppy! Dr. Oppy is a Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Research at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia with a focus on the Philosophy of Religion. He is the author of Arguing About Gods, a book remarkable for its scope and insightfulness, and Ontological Arguments and Belief in God, a book indispensable to anyone interested in a serious look at ontological arguments for god. We're thrilled to have Dr. Oppy join us to talk about the state of the discussion in the Philosophy of Religion, about a couple of the common arguments for god, and the rise of the "New Atheism". The interview plays for the first time tonight at 5PM Eastern/8PM Pacific but will be available to stream or download at any time afterward or can be grabbed from our iTunes page.
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Check out this fascinating new TED talk about the blurry line between life and non-life.
Psychology has a problem, no theory undergirding it. It's time it got one.
This. Is. So. Cool. Watch ISS astronauts get left behind by the ISS during a maintenance burn while still INSIDE the ISS.
The more negative evidence comes in [against "alternative medicine"], the more desperately [proponents] try to distract from this fact. So they misrepresent the evidence, cherry pick the positive data, advocate for unblinded “pragmatic studies”, confuse placebo effects with specific effects of their intervention, and still maintain that “Western” science cannot penetrate their arcane modalities. It’s all smoke and mirrors, meant to deceive.
Britain’s leading medical journal, the BMJ, is calling on MPs to launch a parliamentary inquiry into research which claimed that the MMR vaccine causes autism and bowel disease, following extraordinary new disclosures about what it calls the “elaborate fraud” behind the work of Andrew Wakefield
Last week I linked to an op-ed written by Michael Shermer commenting on the affirmation of "In God we trust" as the motto of the US. This week Shermer replied to the comments that last week's piece generated.
A libertarian economist retracts a swipe at the left—after discovering that our political leanings leave us more biased than we think. On how our thinking is susceptible to error owing to biases and heuristics.
The 2011 American Values Survey was just released and it has some figures regarding how many Americans would be comfortable with an atheist president.
Beating babies in the name of Jesus? There is a brutal movement in America that legitimizes child abuse in the name of God.
If you want to make good social policy you have to understand how the mind works.
On the suspension of belief and disbelief. What is agnosticism?
Easily reprogrammable cells could be the key to the creation of new life forms.
Christian NT scholar and apologist Licona loses his job for questio... Matthew 27. What's this say about Evangelical "scholarship" when scholars lose their job for examining and following the evidence? Christian scholar Norman Geisler tries to explain but only digs a deeper hole when he says that, when necessary, Lordship must be placed above scholarship. Geisler also tried out the hilarious notion that Licona was fired for bad scholarship.
Willam Lane Craig tries to equivocate, ends up just plain lying.
There are lots of atheists that attend services at Unitarian Universalist churches, considering themselves members of that church. Is there belief that the UU church respects them and their beliefs (or lack of belief) warranted? That's the question Adam Lee asks in two parts: one, and two.
The separation of church and state in American public life is essential to ensure that U.S. citizens retain their civil liberties and that the nation retains its exceptionalism in the world, according to a group of experts.