My Date With Google


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/01/06/my-date-with-google SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist This podcast is a digression from our usual subject matter...a romp through the interesting explanations of random sayings, occurrences, facts and traditions.  What makes a cat purr?  Why do weddings have a "best man?"  Why do tennis scores use "love" instead of "zero?"…

Canton, Michigan, Event Canceled


Original Source: http://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/13053 The event I was going to be doing with Robert Price and Robert Price this month with Ehteshaam Gulam has been canceled due to Gulam facing some serious health difficulties. It may be still happen in 2018, and I’ll announce that when it gets rebooked. I have…

Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things (with Dr. Michael Shermer)


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/01/19/why-smart-people-believe-stupid-things-with-dr-michael-shermer SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and author of several books, including "The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom," and "Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition and Other Confusions of our…

Medical Neglect in the Name of God – PART 1 OF 2 (with Rita Swan)


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/01/27/medical-neglect-in-the-name-of-god--part-1-of-2-with-rita-swan There are two words that, too often, mean the difference between life and death:  Religious.  Exemption.  Individuals and families who reject necessary medical care in favor of prayer and adherence to strict church restrictions often pay with their lives, or the lives of their children.   Rita…

Medical Neglect in the Name of God – PART 2 OF 2 (with Dr. Paul Offit)


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/02/03/medical-neglect-in-the-name-of-god--part-2-of-2-with-dr-paul-offit SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Dr. Paul Offit is Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  He…

Noah's Lark: The Ark Encounter


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/02/10/noahs-lark-the-ark-encounter-1 SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: The Phil Ferguson Show http://polarisfinancialplanning.com/polaris-blog/the-phil-ferguson-show-podcast/ Ken Ham (of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum) prepares to unleash his "Ark Encounter" upon the public.  The road toward completion has been a rocky one, with controversies about tax incentives and discriminatory hiring practices often leading the heated discussions for…

God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction (with Dan Barker)


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/02/17/god-the-most-unpleasant-character-in-all-fiction-with-dan-barker SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Dan Barker's new book (titled after the famous Richard Dawkins quote) doesn't exactly cast a flattering eye at the biblical god.  Truth be told, the Bible itself doesn't flatter God, either.  Not-so-hidden inside the pages of scripture is the profile of a deity…

Astronomy Saves the World!


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/02/24/astronomy-saves-the-world SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.evolvefish.com Science has proven the Big Bang.  So why is it so difficult for the everyperson to communicate the how/why of that event?  Perhaps, it's because the universe is a mind-bogglingly huge thing for us to grasp.  Overwhelmed, we sometimes check out of necessary…

Matt Dillahunty: We're Just Talking


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/03/01/matt-dillahunty-were-just-talking Sponsored by The Phil Ferguson Show:  http://polarisfinancialplanning.com/polaris-blog/the-phil-ferguson-show-podcast/ Matt Dillahunty is one of the hosts of The Atheist Experience television show, he is a frequent speaker and debater, and he hosts the Atheist Debates YouTube channel. Matt and Seth Andrews are friends who often enjoy long conversations on…