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Date registered: September 27, 2011

Latest posts

  1. BRING ON THE CRAZY! — January 25, 2011
  2. Universes and the equivocation fallacy — January 17, 2011
  3. Open thread on episode #692 — January 17, 2011
  4. On testable claims / Open thread on episode #691 — January 13, 2011
  5. The professional victim squad is patrolling again — January 5, 2011

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  1. Good luck with that, Larry — 258 comments
  2. How useful is faith for obtaining knowledge? — 117 comments
  3. An evangelical visitor — 112 comments
  4. Open thread about AE #672 — 92 comments
  5. Today on the show: Objecting to Objectivism — 82 comments

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Jan 25 2011


Some emailer from “UK Isle of Wight” writes: Subject: GOD Dose exist and the proof is everywere Quite simply and so beautiful, GOD is nothing and nothing is the absolute of everything Kazim: “GOD is nothing” I agree with that part. The rest seems to be pretty much gibberish. Emailer: nothing exist hypothetically lets say …

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Jan 17 2011

Universes and the equivocation fallacy

I said I was going to comment on this in the Episode #692 thread, but the comment got way too long. So here’s a full post. In the most recent episode, a caller named Peter from New Zealand tried to prove that there is no God. Side comment: I have to say, I get really …

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Jan 17 2011

Open thread on episode #692

Matt, Don, “Sacred” as a buzzword of ignorance. Have at it. I just finished listening and I have a comment about the New Zealand chap who attempted to disprove God. However, it wasn’t my episode so I’ll save it for the comments section.

Jan 13 2011

On testable claims / Open thread on episode #691

Sorry I’m late with this, but I noticed some people wanting to comment on the recent show with me and Jeff, so I thought I ought to put up a thread. If you didn’t see the show, here’s what you missed: (Thanks for the Photoshop job, Eik!) I want to mention a point about one …

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Jan 05 2011

The professional victim squad is patrolling again

Okay, let me get this out of the way first: Dude in the commercial totally looks like me. It’s uncanny, but it’s not me. Pause the video at about 20 seconds to see the guy. (You can thank viewer Tommy for bringing the video to my attention, Tris from Facebook for setting the relevant images …

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Jan 04 2011

Russell’s interview on Ask an Atheist

When I went to Seattle and joined the team of Ask an Atheist, I also stuck around for another half hour or so while Casey interviewed me. It was fun for me and we got to touch on topics that I don’t usually get to talk about on The Atheist Experience As this clip contains …

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Dec 22 2010

On changing minds

In a previous thread, someone wrote: “While debating with a theist can be as invigorating as playing chess, one should bear in mind that it’s doing them harm. It’s driving them deeper into their psychosis.” This is simply not true, and yet it’s unfortunately a very common meme among the “Don’t be a dick” crowd. …

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Dec 20 2010

How useful is faith for obtaining knowledge?

This is a typical conversation between a theist and an atheist, and in fact something very much like it occurred over a lengthy series of back-and-forth comments on this blog last week. Please excuse this paraphrase; I want to boil the conversation down to its most important features, and I hope I’ve portrayed the theist …

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Dec 13 2010

Open thread on episode #687

Have at it! In case you missed it, I was pre-announcing this to be the “worst episode ever.” Planned co-host couldn’t make it. No phones. No audio in the beginning. Mega-kudos to Steve for hitting on the strategy of filtering chat comments and sending them to the phone screen line as if they were calls. …

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Dec 10 2010

We get email

Now, I’m not going to claim that this is the most unusual or interesting mail we’ve ever received; it’s actually a fairly mundane rehashing of common creationist cluelessness. But the final replay really makes the email exchange one for the ages. My responses are embedded in his italicized message, but the original message was one …

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