Martin Wagner

Author's details

Name: Martin Wagner
Date registered: August 3, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/axp/


Cohost of The Atheist Experience TV show.

Latest posts

  1. First rule of holes… — July 29, 2014
  2. An observation on the concept of “callout culture” — July 19, 2014
  3. Open thread for episode #870 — June 17, 2014
  4. Open thread on episode #868 — June 1, 2014
  5. Open thread on episode #859 — March 30, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Open thread on episode #712 — 589 comments
  2. Oh hell, is Elevatorgate going to ruin TAM9? — 401 comments
  3. Prometheus: pandering to anti-science — 389 comments
  4. Boy and girls and dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! — 324 comments
  5. We get email: Manly Man is Manly — 309 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 29 2014

First rule of holes…

Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think. Mild pedophilia is bad. Violent pedophilia is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of mild pedophilia, go away and learn how to think. X is bad. Y is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of X, go away and don't come back until you've learned how to think logically.

I can only think that what was on Richard Dawkins’ mind when he composed his most recent series of tweets was that he hoped to reassure critics of his, erm, often problematic approach to social issues that he wasn’t really saying or suggesting the awful things they thought he was. The result has, I fear, …

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Jul 19 2014

An observation on the concept of “callout culture”

Well, that's settled then.

So if you call yourself a skeptic, that means — or should mean — that you embrace the notion that no idea is sacrosanct, there is no dogma, and every idea and statement should be subject to criticism and rebuttal. Crazy talk, right? But check it: there are some people, even in our august society …

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Jun 17 2014

Open thread for episode #870

A couple of days late for this thread, gang, sorry. But here it is, so have at it. Among other highlights, Matt expresses his disapproval of the Catholic Church.

Jun 01 2014

Open thread on episode #868

A very enjoyable show today, I thought, and always nice to be back in the cohost’s chair. As for the YT channel running behind, yes, I know, sorry everyone. But I am already underway in getting caught up — stuff is uploading as I type this — and the plan is to be completely current once …

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Mar 30 2014

Open thread on episode #859

Matt and I did the show today, and though there weren’t any theist callers of note (we think the one we got might have been a weak troll), we had at least one feisty call with an atheist viewer, who tried to make an argument in favor of allowing creationism to be taught in schools. …

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Mar 20 2014

Fred’s dead, baby, Fred’s dead

Yep, that old bigot Fred Phelps has waved his last “God Hates Fags” sign. Am I celebrating? In a way. How? Well, I donated $30 to The Trevor Project. In Fred’s honor, naturally. Seemed the best way to make sure all his life’s work wasn’t in vain.

Feb 13 2014

Open (late) thread for episode #852

Many apologies for the delay in getting this up. The HD capture completely failed this week, for some reason. Not only did we only get a standard def capture, it wasn’t even properly formatted in 16:9. This one required extra work in post, especially to boost the sound, which still isn’t great. Anyway, talk amongst …

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Feb 02 2014

Open thread for episode #851

Here we go again. Dat “logic and reason are impossible without God” guff. When will they learn that unproven assertions don’t make good premises for arguments? Oh well, leave your thinks below, as always.

Jan 15 2014

An iconic moment…

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Captured in time.

Jan 06 2014

Open thread for episode #847: Talking faith with Faith

The first show of the new year, everyone. Comment away!

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