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So if you missed our interview with Mr. Sean Faircloth last week do make sure to check that out. Mr. Faircloth lays out the case for why we must do more to ensure our church/state separation and then discusses how to make it happen. His new book, Attack of the Theocrats!, foreword by Richard Dawkins, is an inspiring read!
Tonight is the debut of our interview with physicist Dr. Lisa Randall. Dr. Randall is a leading expert in physics and cosmology and one of the most cited physicists alive today. A professor at the Harvard University Department of Physics, she is the author of Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions and her new book Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. She joined us to talk about her book, recent experimental results from physics dealing with faster than light neutrinos and the Higgs boson, and about the scientific worldview generally. Don't miss it!
The Prince of Wales is "ideologically fixated" on alternative medicine despite there being no evidence to support it.
Some new FTL neutrino news this week. One experiment was reported as having confirmed the earlier result. But skeptics maintain that not all of the variables that may have produced the anomaly in the first experiment were controlled in this second experiment. Meanwhile, another study concluded the first result must be wrong.
At Skepticon this past week an ice cream shop owner put up a sign refusing service to attendees of Skepticon. Someone took a picture and posted it to the internet. Skeptics proceeded to destroy the shop's reputation on online review sites. The owner apologized, and then apologized again. Some have accepted his apology, others have not only refused to do so but have accused others of being too easy on the owner.
This week featured a discussion on Agnosticism across at least 3 sites. Jennifer Michael Hecht started things off with a particularly harsh treatment of the subject. John Wilkins replied calling Hecht's post "ill-tempered". Larry Moran offered some of his own thoughts. What is agnosticism and is it a valid position? It's an interesting discussion.
Climategate 2 is much ado about nothing, as much as the first time around was.
There have been warnings from science educators about associating a specific gene with a specific condition. But what about a gene that's "for" nothing?
Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich would use belief in God as a criteria for determining who stays in America and who do deport.
A handful of reports in what you would otherwise think were reliable outlets have pointed to discovered skulls that may belong to aliens (no. seriously). Here's your debunking of that particular nonsense.
At this time of year there are those people standing out front of the malls and grocery stores with The Salvation Army asking for donations. Before you give them any money, read this open letter to The Salvation Army.
Right wingers go crazy when President Obama doesn't mention God in his Thanksgiving address.
Atheists are the most generous, even without the heavenly reward.
Liberals vs Conservatives; Smart vs Dull. Comparing the relative intelligence to ideology.
A seventh study comes out establishing once again that FOX News viewers are the most misinformed.
Sam Harris' case for morality, the is/ought problem; On science and what is the case.