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The Latest Proposal for a Probability of Abiogenesis


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/16494 A new, peer reviewed scientific paper has been published that attempts to calculate an actual rate of abiogenesis on cosmic scales, “Emergence of Life in an Inflationary Universe” by Tomonori Totani, in Scientific Reports 10 (2020). It is pretty good, but has some fatal flaws you should…

How Should a Humanist Vote?


Original Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/thethinkingatheist/podcast491-howshouldhumanistvote Prepare yourself. It's an election year, and we're talking religion AND politics. Special thanks to Rebecca Markert from http://www.ffrf.org for joining the 2nd segment of the broadcast. - Seth

eSkeptic for March 17, 2020


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/OJL5H0kexnQ/ Science Salon # 108: Michael Shermer with Brian Greene — Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe Skepticism 101 Lecture : Conspiracies & Conspiracy Theories (by Michael Shermer) SCIENCE SALON # 108 Michael Shermer with Brian Greene —…

Brian Greene — Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/MZYIWuhOpw0/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss108_Brian_Greene_2020_03_09.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCAgTJ3181s&w=560&h=315] Until the End of Time is Brian Greene’s breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to find meaning in the face of this vast expanse. Greene takes us on a journey from the big bang to the end of time, exploring how lasting…

There Are No Undesigned Coincidences: The Bible’s Authors Are Simply Changing Up Their Sources


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/16428 Years ago Christian apologist Lydia McGrew resurrected a long dead argument in Biblical studies, called the Argument from Undesigned Coincidences, particularly in her book Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts. The gist is that we can find places in the Gospels where…

Would the god of the Bible ask an ex-Christian to walk his dog?


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/tMddbrws44s/would-god-of-bible-ask-ex-christian-to.html By James Wilhelm ~ Contrary to what my religious brothers and sisters think, the decision to abandon Christianity came only after much careful thought and painful years of self-doubt and anxiety. It didn’t come easy or lightly.A lifetime of trying to resolve the faith into something meaningful…

God would have to be better than me


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/2QlsdvZUP6M/god-would-have-to-better-than-me.html By Catherine ~ I was raised Roman Catholic and went to Catholic school until 7th grade. My mother had us go to church every Sunday and we performed all the sacraments required. This gave me the morals to never judge anyone, as God was the only one…

eSkeptic for March 10, 2020


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/o6rMlXmuvaE/ Science Salon # 107: Michael Shermer with Fred Kaplan — The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War Download Digital Edition or Order Print Edition: Skeptic Magazine 25.1 SCIENCE SALON # 107 Michael Shermer with Fred Kaplan — The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the…

Fred Kaplan — The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/pG9YbJd3JZM/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss107_Fred_Kaplan_2020_02_17.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9bUnQXbreg&w=560&h=315] From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war — and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises — from Truman to Trump. Fred Kaplan takes us into the White House Situation…

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