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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 10 2012

Open thread on AETV 765

Tonight on the show, Don talked with Russell about the failure of Christian morality, then we immediately followed it up with a caller claiming that only Christians can have real morality.  Follow it up with a guy advocating learning about the spiritual realm through the use of psychedelic drugs, and it was a fairly interesting …

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Jun 10 2012

Prometheus: pandering to anti-science

Prometheus spaceship

So a lot of you have, by now, probably seen Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the highly anticipated “prequel” to his 1979 classic Alien. (Its actual goal seems more about hitting the reset button on the whole franchise.) And so I suspect a good many of you are seething about it in the way I and many …

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Jun 09 2012

Hey you guys, alt med has like totally cured cancer!

I just have to say this: I hate responding to mail that alludes to massive conspiracies, possibly more than any other kind of mail.  When Lynnea and I talked to Guy P. Harrison recently, he explained a very interesting perspective on the difference between conspiracy theories and other popular but wrong beliefs.  Someone who believes in …

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Jun 08 2012

We get email: Your weekend DIRP!

dunce

Enjoy, kids. It’s Russell and Don on the show this coming Sunday. Subject: Tracie Harris is wrong! The Argument from Ignorance is completely False. Why do Atheist need scientific proof to prove every event that happens or is not true. Thus why believe in any historical History events that can’t be proven. Tell me if …

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Jun 05 2012

Trolling with niceness

Texas pastor and Jabba the Hut impersonator John Hagee really, really doesn’t like atheists. Oh, why mince words? He fucking hates our guts, because we exist, period. He wants us all to leave and stop messing up his glorious vision of a fascist theocratic Amerika. Aww, poor ugly baby! This is a mean, horrible little …

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Jun 04 2012

Open thread on AETV 763/764; NPR 11.6; GB 2.13

Sorry for the lack of open threads lately.. Atheist Experience episodes had Matt and Jeff; and Matt and Jerry DeWitt visiting, respectively. There was one or perhaps three Godless Bitches episodes since the last open thread. We did a seemingly successful experiment streaming a Non-Prophets episode over Google Hangouts.  The audio podcast isn’t posted as …

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Jun 02 2012

That little problem you have? It’s you.

"...Let's see, need to pick up cat food, put this check in the bank, then see about dinner plans, and...huh? what the...BLGGHAHAAAAARRGGG MUST RAAAPEE!"

While we’re in the midst of the current course of conversation (you know what I mean), let’s not forget religion’s long list of crimes in the sex wars either. And speaking of Islam… Here’s the latest stupid shit from Indonesia: They’re making miniskirts illegal because they “make men do things.” What religion does under the …

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Jun 01 2012

I want to be Howard Wolowitz when (if) I grow up

Kazim asked me to repeat some thoughts about the sexism issue in the skeptical community. He’s right that it’s not fair to let him, Martin and Matt take the heat on the AXP side, while addressing these issues over at Godless Bitches, as if AXP isn’t part of the skeptic community and this issue. So, here …

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Jun 01 2012

Remember Dennis Markuze/David Mabus?

After atheists and scientists online spent years putting up with a literal veritable tsunami [FTFY -Russell] of increasingly violent and unhinged death threats from Montreal resident Dennis Markuze (among whose many aliases, “David Mabus” is the best known), the authorities finally took reports of his stalking seriously and arrested the guy last year. Here is …

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Jun 01 2012

I can haz cognitive dissonance?

Yeah, but...the song...

Good old religion. It’s what allows people to abuse a child by teaching him to do this… And then turn right around in the face of public outrage and make this statement on their webpage. If the spectacle of adults cheering homophobic hate they trained a child to sing doesn’t quite reconcile with their claims …

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