Technical problems, especially with the UStream feed, plagued our late edition of AETV tonight. This is a shame, because our guest, Dr. Darrel Ray, who joined us to discuss his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture, engaged us in a tremendously enjoyable talk that made this one of our best episodes in a long time, if I do say so myself. Since most of our viewers trying to watch live online didn’t get to see the whole thing, we’ll be sure to get the full version of the show up on the web as soon as we can. I’ll be reading Dr. Ray’s book during the coming week and will offer my thoughts on it when I’m done. But with his background in psychology, it seems he’s really taken Dawkins’ concept of memes and developed the idea to much greater depth. In all, a fine night, with a terrific guest and a good studio audience too. The sort of episode that reminds us just how much we enjoy doing the show.
Here’s Dr. Ray’s adjunct site, Recovering from Religion.
Addendum, Monday night: Okay, here’s the video.