Robin, Tom, and Chris debate the groupthink aspects of atheism and Tom refreshes us on the strange penetration that astrology holds in our everyday lives.
Chris, Robin, and Tom discuss EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) and address the question of whether atheism is absolutist.
- Electronic Voice Phenomenon Samples
- Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things
- Freedom From Religion Foundation Sues IRS
Robin, Tom, and Chris discuss a recently published perspective on so-called “right to die” laws and their religious influence. Also discussed is the albeit non-religious though irrational belief in homeopathic products.
Tom, Robin, and Chris discuss the week’s news including a review of Sam Harris’ recent logical lapses, Newsweek’s “interesting” article on a doctor’s near-death experience, and a look at Congress’ relationship with science. Thanks for tuning in!
Tom, Mike, and Chris discuss Sam Harris’ recent lack of rationale, Salman Rushdie’s comment that his book ‘Satanic Verses’ wouldn’t be published in a post-9/11 world, and Tom interviews Lauren Lane of Skepticon regarding their upcoming conference.
Tom and Chris discuss the week’s news, including the recent political conventions and their relationship with God, the tragedy in the Middle East over the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film, and a brief stint into the psychology of childhood religion.