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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 13 2012

Arguing for the other team

An atheist viewer needs to argue for religion in his college philosophy class.  Message and response below the fold.

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Feb 13 2012

Open thread on episode TAE #748

Russell and Don, “The Failure of the Second Coming.” By the way, I should have put up an open thread on last week’s episodes of TAE and GB as well, but I forgot for a few days.  Then somebody posted “WHY is there no open thread on the latest TAE?  Is it a conspiracy to …

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Feb 12 2012

Another, “I just can’t believe what my brain can do”

Kind of the same stuff. If consciousness, then afterlife. But this person wants to know what atheists think, and asserts nobody has offered a satisfactory answer. I will fully admit I may be pleasantly surprised, but up to now what this usually translates to is “I don’t understand/accept the findings of neuro scientists, and potentially …

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Feb 08 2012

Horrible people don’t realize they’re horrible

I’m developing a bit of a theoretical framework in my head about people who are used to making horrifying generalizations about groups of people and their behaviors. It’s sort of a Dunning-Kruger effect for bigotry. The theory is that the more horrible you are, the more you lose the capacity to understand your own horribleness. …

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Feb 03 2012

The Emperor’s New Clothes

In our viewer mail: Dear Sir/Madam: Saw a link to your show on Facebook, and found it quite interesting. Don’t know if you guys know much about Eastern thought. Here is what I posted about your show on Facebook: An interesting discussion. The two hosts are quite reasonable and logical. However, they assume Western ways …

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