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Bobby Duffy — Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/OtU0AeTsSPg/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss099_Bobby_Duffy_2019_11_20.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wLGo_Bn0g0&w=560&h=315] What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? How much sex do people have? These questions are important and interesting, but most of us get the answers wrong. Research shows that people often wildly misunderstand the state of the…

Understanding Iran: with Armin Navabi


Original Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/thethinkingatheist/podcast480-understandingiran-arminnavabi Tensions between the United States and Iran remain high. Opinions span the spectrum. Yet Iran remains a mystery to a great many. This podcast features Iranian-born Armin Navabi, who provides some context and backstory to recent military events (including the killing of Qasem Soleimani).Armin is co-host of…

To Ex-Pastor Dan: Nutrition for Thinking


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/hT04GmKFDDk/to-ex-pastor-dan-nutrition-for-thinking.html By Carl S ~ Habitual rationalizing. Some believers don't think twice about ripping off people they don't know, esp merchants. It's like, “They won't miss the money, they overcharge anyhow.” Or, “Everybody does it.” (So that makes it right?) “She should know better, so she deserved just…

eSkeptic for January 7, 2020


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/ScdK_E18QXY/ Science Salon # 98: Michael Shermer with Robert Pennock — An Instinct for Truth: Curiosity and the Moral Character of Science Review: Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives — Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer SCIENCE SALON…

Looking Ahead to 2020: How Screwed Are We?


Original Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/thethinkingatheist/podcast479-2020-howscrewedarewe What does 2020 have in store for us? Join us for a look at some interesting things coming in the New Year, plus plenty of listener calls with perspectives on their hopes/fears for the months to come!Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: One Month Free Trial via…

Why Estrogen Matters


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/6L7H3fr2FWg/ Sociologist and Certified Sex Therapist Marty Klein, Ph.D. reviews Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives — Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer by Avrum Bluming, M.D. and Carol Tavris, Ph.D. (New York: Little, Brown Spark, 2018). Image…

Church Proposes Split Over Gay Marriage


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/N7zItkqGS3A/church-proposes-split-over-gay-marriage.html By Fernando Alcántar ~ The United Methodist Church has proposed a historic split over gay marriage and LGBT clergy. And it was a long time coming. How do I know? I lived it. You see, I worked in high levels of leadership for the United Methodist Church…

Robert Pennock — An Instinct for Truth: Curiosity and the Moral Character of Science


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/FAS3j93UanM/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss098_Robert_Pennock_2019_09_20.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b-s2bH1eUE&w=560&h=315] An exploration of the scientific mindset — such character virtues as curiosity, veracity, attentiveness, and humility to evidence — and its importance for science, democracy, and human flourishing. Exemplary scientists have a characteristic way of viewing the world and their work: their mindset and…

eSkeptic for December 31, 2019


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/cBGGMsyeTuM/ Science Salon # 97: Michael Shermer with Amber Scorah — Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life Feature: Ten Years Away … and Always Will Be We Need Your Support: Give a Tax-deductible Donation by Dec. 31 SCIENCE SALON # 97 Michael Shermer with…

I Went to Facebook Jail


Original Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/thethinkingatheist/i-went-to-facebook-jail Post something "offensive," and social media is likely to give you a temporary - or permanent - penalty. We talk about Facebook Jail, whether it's fair, and what to do about it.Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus. Get a free trial at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

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