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Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 30 2014

Want to be an excellent skeptic? Learn computer programming

I don’t go into a lot of detail about my work on the show, because it doesn’t necessarily interest everyone. But I do occasionally mention that I’m a software engineer, and work it into my discussions here and there. I had to take a break from the show for a year or so while I …

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May 28 2014

Why are years based on Jesus? A history lesson

This morning I got an email from a guy named Scott, who asked: Please answer the following: If there is no God/Jesus, how are the years calculated? (ie: it is currently 2014) Thanks! I thought it would be easy to find a concise answer to this, but it turns out I had a bit of …

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May 27 2014

Open thread in AETV 867: The Dark Ages with Matt and Don

Thread for this past Sunday’s show.

May 22 2014

ReasonCon Materials Going Public

The material that was produced in Hickory, NC, at ReasonCon earlier this month, is beginning to post for public consumption. The majority of presentations are not yet available, but one is, along with something that has become informally dubbed The Drunk-Cast. Below are the audio files that are currently accessible, with descriptions. I will post the …

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May 18 2014

Open thread in AETV 866: Russell and Tracie

No set topic, just calls…although might launch into a rant on explanatory function…

May 14 2014

On maintaining passionate intensity

I want to say something witty and interesting on the subject of confidently presenting your point of view… but I’m not sure I have the confidence in this view, so I’m just going to throw some stream of consciousness at you. It’s no big secret that I think “Faith” in general is a problem. By …

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May 14 2014

Open thread in AETV 865: Matt and Jen

A few days late, but here you go.

May 12 2014

“A Better Life” – The Movie

Most of you on this blog have likely already heard plenty about Chris Johnson and his “A Better Life” project (AKA “The Atheist Book”). The book was published, orders taken, and product shipped. And if you haven’t seen it—you’re missing something really gorgeous on your coffee table. The book provides photos and stories from the …

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May 05 2014

ReasonCon One, in Hickory, NC

This weekend I was a guest speaker at ReasonCon One. This was the first ReasonCon, held in Hickory, NC. I was invited to come and talk about “Analogies.” The main Keynote was Dr. Richard Carrier, who spoke on the historicity of Jesus and the origins of Christianity. The speaker sessions were free and open to …

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May 04 2014

Open thread in AETV 864: Russell, John, and something something rhinoceros

Tonight on the show: Evidence! Miracles! Dinesh D’souza! Craziness!

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