eSkeptic for March 24, 2020


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/CDkEjyBQNPc/ Science Salon # 109: Michael Shermer with Neil Shubin — Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA The SkepDoc: Harriet Hall, M.D. on The Fountain of Youth & Other Anti-Aging Myths SCIENCE SALON # 109 Michael Shermer with Neil Shubin…

The Contemplative Skeptic: Spirituality for the Non-Religious and the Unorthodox


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/D-xlDVR7rGc/the-contemplative-skeptic-spirituality.html A new book authored by Barrett A. Evans ~ Skeptical but drawn to spirituality? Explore the best of both worlds.A former evangelical seminarian and ex-Roman Catholic, Barrett A. Evans is an agnostic who has retained a fascination with contemplative spirituality. Building on what he learned in his…

The Fountain of Youth & Other Anti‑Aging Myths


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/-v_hve0GVdw/ In St. Augustine, Florida, you can visit Ponce de León’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park for an admission fee of $18.00. There, you can drink a sample of the miraculous water. You might even feel a bit younger … but only if you believe and are suggestible…

Are People Inherently Good?


Original Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/thethinkingatheist/podcast493-arepeopleinherentlygood Seth Andrews shares a troubling story, followed by discussion on the human condition. Are people naturally prone to pro-social, ethical "goodness?" Are we - at our core - uncivilized? Something else? Join us for a fascinating discussion.Support our sponsor: http://www.blinkist.com/seth

Neil Shubin — Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/Gs3NcwxAd-I/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss109_Neil_Shubin_2020_03_13.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfyaXrcRarU&w=560&h=315] The author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life on Earth — a new view of the evolution of human and animal life that explains how the…

Marlene Winell, Ph.D., psychologist, provides free COVID-19 conference calls today


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/qgaFXlweMMU/marlene-winell-phd-psychologist.html Join us TODAY, Monday, March 23rd5pm Pacific / 7pm CentralIn response to the impact of COVID19, Dr. Marlene Winell and other facilitators will be hosting free ongoing video conference calls on the 4th Monday (5pm PST) and 2nd Sunday (12pm PST) for folks in need of support…

Return of the Sex Police: A Renewed Abuse of Science to Outlaw Porn


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/16510 A few years ago The Washington Post published a ridiculous propaganda piece by anti-porn activist (and feminist sociology professor) Gail Dines, “Is Porn Immoral? That Doesn’t Matter: It’s a Public Health Crisis,” tagline, “The science is now beyond dispute.” Sure. Health crisis. No dispute. 100% bullshit. This…

I already know right from wrong


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/DudFyVh5jVI/i-already-know-right-from-wrong.html By James Wilhelm ~ Who was it that said the best case against Christianity are Christians? If there’s any real value to Christianity in terms of helping humanity, why do so many Christians ruin it for so many others?Having lived the Christian life, I came to know…

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