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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 30 2014

Proving History Now an Audiobook!

My 2012 book Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus is now available as an audio book. Much faster than we expected! As I did for all my other audiobooks, I voiced the text for Pitchstone Publishing. You can buy the audio edition of Proving History now through Audible.com or Amazon.com …

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Jan 29 2014

What I’ll Be Up to During FtBCon 2

Lousy Cannuck had a great idea. He listed all the events this weekend he will be facilitating (and thus introducing and helping to run behind the scenes), “Okay,” he wrote, “I’ll admit it, I made this post mostly as a to-do list for my own purposes. Why do something that only has one purpose, when …

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Jan 29 2014

Another Update for FtBCon 2 This Weekend!

I’ll be introducing yet another panel this weekend, featuring Kim Rippere and Julia Burke Secular Woman, who will discuss the trends and developments in 2013 at the intersection of social justice, feminism, and equality in the secular movement and beyond. Check it out. Remember that all the times listed on the Lanyrd schedule are US Central …

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Jan 27 2014

Update for FtBCon 2 This Weekend!

The calendar for this weekend’s free online conference is available for perusal. It has undergone several additions and scheduling changes over the past few days, with even more speakers and panelists being added to the list (now counting over 93). Among which, I’ll be introducing another talk this weekend, by David Diskin, President of Camp …

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Jan 24 2014

FtBCon2: Free Online Conference Next Weekend!

Remember when we had this amazing free online conference one weekend last year, with dozens of talks, panels, and speakers, that people all over the world could watch live? And ask questions in real time. And watch the recorded events ever after on YouTube. Well, get ready. Because we’re doing it again–in precisely one week. …

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Jan 21 2014

Hitler Homer Bible Christ: A Surprise New Book by Richard Carrier

Cover of Hitler Homer Bible Christ. Olive or brown with dark greek falling leaves is the only graphic. The rest is just the title, subtitle at the top, and author at the bottom all in white lettering.

While waiting for Sheffield to finish and release On the Historicity of Jesus (the book everyone is waiting for, presently projected for late March or early April), I decided to produce my own anthology of all my published papers on history. That volume, Hitler Homer Bible Christ: The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013, is …

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Jan 14 2014

Consider the Poor

Alex Gabriel has produced an excellent summary of “10 things atheist groups can do to take on class exclusion,” available at Alternet as “10 Ways to Make Sure the Atheist Movement Is Not Just for the Wealthy,” tagline, “Life without God shouldn’t have to be a luxury.” Anyone involved in decision-making for any atheist group, …

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Jan 08 2014

A New Bayesian Calculator

Bill Seymour has developed a new, more advanced Bayesian calculator for public use, and he would like people to beta test it and offer advice, or even develop it further. For this open-source Bayes’ Theorem calculator, Seymour writes: My intent was to find the middle way between, on the one hand, highly technical (and expensive) …

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Jan 06 2014

Get Hug an Atheist to a Film Festival!

Hug an Atheist is a great movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth buying. Check out the Amazon customer reviews. Now it needs to get wider attention. The film’s director is running a crowdfunding campaign to get enough money to present it at film festivals, which will get more people to see it, …

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Jan 02 2014

On Illness and the Eternal Wheel of Law & Order

On Christmas I fell deathly ill and have been incapacitated (destroyed would be the better word) ever since. Only just today have I had the energy and wherewithal to go back on the internet since. Sadly my disease infected my dinner guests, too. (Sorry about that.) One of the only things my wife and I …

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