Monthly Archives: October 2008

What does CNN have against atheists?

Check out this clip from yesterday’s CNN.  Some quick background:  North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole (R) has been making a lot of hay out of the fact that Democratic challenger Kay Hagan attended a fundraiser organized by the Godless Americans PAC. 

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The Atheism Tapes 6 of 6: Colin McGinn

All right, this is the final installment in Jonathan Miller’s six-part documentary “The Atheism Tapes”.  Here he talks with philosopher Colin McGinn.  

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Podcast #32 – Potpourri and Feedback

In this episode we throw in a potpourri of items in the news or random events we think our subscribers will find interesting, plus we discuss some interesting listener feedback.

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Atlanta Science Tavern hears E. O. Wilson

May I recommend the Atlanta Science Tavern?  If you live in metro Atlanta, that is (if you don’t, do a little googling and you might find a science tavern active in your city).  The AST is coordinated by the soft-spoken … Continue reading

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Podcast #31 – Eugenie Scott

We talk to Dr. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) about the recent action by the Texas Board of Education [www.tea.state.tx.us/sboe] that places three creationists on the six-member committee that reviews science standards [link].  … Continue reading

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Hammerheads for McCain, Unite!

You don’t have to be an idiot to vote for John McCain, but apparently it helps.  Some of these people are truly ig’nant.

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Solar System Quilt

I can’t remember now where I first saw this, but this has been mentioned on other popular blogs.  It’s a Solar System Quilt made in 1876 by Iowan Ellen Harding Baker.  I have to add this to my list of … Continue reading

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The Atheism Tapes 5 of 6: Steven Weinberg

Okay, this is part 5 of 6 of Jonathan Miller’s documentary, in which he interviews prominent atheists.  Here he talks to Nobel Prize winning physicist Steven Weinberg.  

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The Atheism Tapes 4 of 6: Arthur Miller

This is part four of Jonathan Miller’s six-part documentary, in which he interviews prominent atheists.  This installment features distinguished playwright Arthur Miller.  

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Maher’s Religulous Approaches $7M

Comedian/pundit Bill Maher’s anti-religion documentary Religulous topped $6.7M at the end of its second weekend of release, expanding from 502 screens to 568.  (For those keeping score, Ben Stein’s creationist apologetic Expelled earned $7.7M in eight weeks on over 1,000 … Continue reading

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