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Playing God


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/rkfGTcNRxcY/playing-god.html By Carl S ~ I'm eighty years of age, the fourth of five children raised in a Catholic household. Three of my siblings were born eleven to fifteen years before me. My oldest brother, Ray, who had a strong influence on my youth, was the second child…

Hear Hear! Announcing the Science Salon Podcast. 📻


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/KDtemmYCTeE/ In this week’s eSkeptic: Hear Hear! Announcing the Science Salon Podcast. Listen Everywhere! 📻 MonsterTalk # 151: The Great Beast 666 HEAR HEAR! Announcing the Science Salon Podcast In the beginning, there was Science Salon: live, and in person. We recorded each event on video and made…

What if you're RIGHT?


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/M4ZuT0_RQlc/what-if-youre-right.html By Michael Runyan ~ In 2006, Richard Dawkins gave a talk at Liberty University when a young woman asked him the question, ‘what if you’re wrong?’. His answer has been enshrined in the atheist Hall of Fame, and is shown in this clip:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mmskXXetcg] However, there is another way…

eSkeptic for April 18, 2018


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/zEQ7GhHemxA/ In this week’s eSkeptic: Science Salon # 22: Dr. Gregory Berns — Adventures in Animal Neuroscience Feature: Diet Sodas: Are the Dangers in the Chemicals or the Headlines? MonsterTalk # 153: Spouting off about Gargoyles SCIENCE SALON # 22 Dr. Gregory Berns — What It’s Like to…

Christian belief is all words, not action


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/yBCZqE0xrck/christian-belief-is-all-words-not-action.html By Michael Runyan ~ The true test of a religion’s truth claims is whether it followers, particularly the most ardent ones, behave in a way that validates the underlying dogma. Christianity fails this test, and it fails it miserably.If a Christian truly believes the doctrine, he will…

The Not-So-Intelligent Designer (with Dr. Abby Hafer)


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2018/04/17/the-not-so-intelligent-designer-with-dr-abby-hafer Biologist, professor and author Dr. Abby Hafer gives specific examples of "Intelligent Design" that isn't intelligent at all. Dr. Hafer's Book, "The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not:" http://a.co/dUWs4ze Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Los Angeles event with Matt…

Hello, my name is Don and I am a religious addict.


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/DGA8oXYL-KY/hello-my-name-is-don-and-i-am-religious.html By Don Shafer - ex Christian, ex pastor, ex idiot ~ It's true, I am addicted to Christianity, to Jesus, to God, to the church, to the methods and relationships and the high I get from my involvement in that organization. But like any addiction to a…

Dr. Gregory Berns — What It’s Like to Be a Dog…and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/KJrOujBVuQo/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss022_Gregory_Berns_rec2017_09_01_post2018_04_16.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9p9stYaI7c?controls=0&w=560&h=315] In this wide-ranging dialogue (recorded on September 1, 2017) on the nature of consciousness Dr. Michael Shermer talks with Dr. Gregory Berns, Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics and Director of the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience. Dr.…