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Boost Your Immunity to Fake News & False Beliefs: Take My Intro to Critical Thinking Class This September!


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/14482 I’ll be teaching critical thinking next month (September). Learn some easy tools of Bayesian reasoning, how to spot and correct for cognitive biases, how to reason logically and avoid and detect fallacies, and how to better question your decisions and beliefs in constructive ways. Skills everyone should…

Dr. Charles S. Cockell — The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/hMBIpN305S8/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss027_Charles_Cockell_2018_06_20.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQDA1-jK3CM?controls=0&w=560&h=315] We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it’s made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe it doesn’t. In The Equations of Life, astrobiologist Charles S.…

Dr. Edward J. Larson — On Faith and Science


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/E6ExAs9ge40/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss028_Edward_Larson_2018_06_20.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXhDLJF9CFo?controls=0&w=560&h=315] Throughout history, scientific discovery has clashed with religious dogma, creating conflict, controversy, and sometimes violent dispute. In this enlightening and accessible volume, distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Larson and Michael Ruse, philosopher of science and Gifford Lecturer, offer their distinctive…

Colin McGinn — Paradoxes, Puzzles, and Philosophy


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/4EUyiZTFq7I/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss034_Colin_McGinn_2018_07_20.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLsPq11QkDQ?controls=0&w=560&h=315] In their second Science Salon conversation Michael Shermer and Colin McGinn consider the broader sweep of philosophy after their first encounter in which they focused on consciousness, free will, and God. In this dialogue they review some of the paradoxes and puzzles…

eSkeptic for August 22, 2018


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/iBbPG0W2mCo/ 99¢ Digital Back Issue Sale: This weekend only, 80% off regular price! Science Salon # 34: Colin McGinn — Paradoxes, Puzzles, and Philosophy Shop AmazonSmile for Back to School: Amazon donates to Skeptics Society 99¢ DIGITAL BACK ISSUE SALE This weekend only, 80% off regular price! Do…

I'm Gregory, and I'm Afraid of Hell


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2018/08/21/im-gregory-and-im-afraid-of-hell This is a candid conversation with Gregory, a man who logically rejects Christianity, but who can't shake his fears about Hell. Seth Andrews walks with Gregory through his religious conversion, his doubts, his fears of torment, and what the future might hold. Support our sponsor, and get $60…

I Used To Believe Weird Things


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2018/08/14/i-used-to-believe-weird-things From the Sunlight Diet to flat-earthers to kitchen seasonings that repel demons, we explore some of the more bizarre (and entertaining) things our listeners once held as Truth. Prepare yourself for some strangely entertaining beliefs submitted by our listeners, and an exploration into why we so often…

Texts From My Religious Dad


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2018/08/15/texts-from-my-religious-dad Seth Andrews shares a recent text exchange with a religious father, and speaks candidly about family, boundaries and respect...and how religions so often damage them. VIDEO version of this show at https://youtu.be/iUp3FdfYeLs

David Quammen — The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/OCldk0HOSzQ/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss033_David_Quammen_2018_08_02.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOCno15Eno4?controls=0&w=560&h=315] In this dialogue with one of the best nature and science writers of our generation, David Quammen and Michael Shermer discuss his new book on the history of one of the most exciting revolutions in evolution and genetics that is unfolding before our eyes.…

eSkeptic for August 15, 2018


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/UDOF_NTDfjY/ In Science Salon # 33, Michael Shermer talks with with David Quammen, one of the best nature and science writers of our generation, about his new book on the history of one of the most exciting revolutions in evolution and genetics that is unfolding before our eyes.…

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