Podcast #21 – Science Debate 2008

Science Debate 2008 – We take a look at the grassroots movement aimed at getting the presidential candidates to talk about issues relating to science and technology, including their “14 Questions”.  For more visit ScienceDebate2008.com.


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Recorded 07/06/2008.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

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3 Responses to Podcast #21 – Science Debate 2008

  1. Joe G. says:

    I’m pretty new to the whole atheist/skeptic world of podcasting (mostly listening for the past 8 months or so). My impression, based on these podcasts including your own, is that most atheists and skeptics are Libertarians (American-style versus the anarchist versions at one time more predominant in Europe)!

    As someone who is much more on the liberal side of things, I feel as if I’m the exception to the rule and not you folks. Of course, most of the Libertarians I know are men who are usually 50 years or younger. Maybe that’s why many atheist podcasters – who tend to be men under 50, are Libertarians? :)

  2. admin says:


    I think your impression (that most atheists are also Libertarians) is incorrect. David and I are a sample of two.

    From my experience, the vast majority of atheists are decidedly left-wingers, definitely card-carrying Democrats, liberals, socialists MoveOn.org types…whatever you’d like to call it. I would say my Libertarianism is seen as an oddity, even as a defect to be (barely) overlooked, by most of the local freethought community. I don’t quite know why that is, since I see much of socialist thought as replacing the God of heaven with the god of government.

    So…in a nutshell, most atheists in America are most definitely liberal Democrats. If that’s how you define yourself, I promise you have plenty of company! :)


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