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Mining Stock Education
Miners' Charts Look Poised for 2022 Potential Breakout says Pro Trader Gareth Soloway

Mining Stock Education

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 27:46


Professional Trader Gareth Soloway of InTheMoneyStocks.com shares how he is trading gold, miners and commodities. He believes that the major miners' charts look poised for a potential 2022 breakout. Gareth has over 20 years of trading experience and is the Chief Market Strategist at InTheMoneyStocks.com. Since 2007, Gareth has maintained an over 80% success rate on swing trade alerts (verified 300+ trades per year) given to members in Verified Investing Alerts (formally named the Research Center) and a verified 94% success rate on day trades in the Live Day Trading Chat Room. He has given lectures at colleges around the United States, been asked to train hedge fund traders in other countries and taught thousands of investors how to invest and trade profitably, achieving their dreams of financial independence. He lives life to the fullest and puts his heart and soul into teaching his members who come willing to learn the PPT Methodology. 0:00 Introduction 0:54 Gold 2:55 Skepticism regarding technical analysis 4:31 Trading in 2022 so far 5:19 Your most contrarian call right now? 6:09 NEM 7:25 GLD 8:29 FCX 10:31 UNG 11:27 USO 12:59 CAT 14:19 Carbon markets 15:49 Trading an IPO 18:03 Tesla 19:35 REIT 22:46 JETS YouTube of this interview to see the charts Gareth refers to: https://youtu.be/jil265iVsSs Gareth's websites: https://inthemoneystocks.com/ https://verifiedinvestingcrypto.com/ Sponsor: https://fpxnickel.com/ Sign up for our free newsletter and receive interview transcripts, stock profiles and investment ideas: http://eepurl.com/cHxJ39 The content found on MiningStockEducation.com is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered personal legal or investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell securities or any other product. It is based on opinions, SEC filings, current events, press releases and interviews but is not infallible. It may contain errors and MiningStockEducation.com offers no inferred or explicit warranty as to the accuracy of the information presented. If personal advice is needed, consult a qualified legal, tax or investment professional. Do not base any investment decision on the information contained on MiningStockEducation.com or our videos. We may hold equity positions in and/or be compensated by some of the companies featured on this site and therefore are biased and hold an obvious conflict of interest. MiningStockEducation.com may provide website addresses or links to websites and we disclaim any responsibility for the content of any such other websites. The information you find on MiningStockEducation.com is to be used at your own risk. By reading MiningStockEducation.com, you agree to hold MiningStockEducation.com, its owner, associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.

The Greek Current
US skepticism over the EastMed gas pipeline

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 14:40


Following reports of US reservations over the feasibility of the EastMed gas pipeline project, a State Department spokesman affirmed Washington's commitment to the 3+1 regional alliance with Greece, Cyprus and Israel and emphasized that Europe's energy independence is a key national security issue. Endy Zemenides, HALC's executive director, joins The Greek Current to discuss this latest development. We also look at his latest op-ed in Kathimerini, where he explores how Greece is well positioned – geographically, politically, strategically, values-wise – to become an even more important partner to Washington as America's new security architecture continues to evolve to meet new challenges.Read the latest op-ed by Endy Zemenides here: How critical is Greece to the US?You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: US skeptical over EastMed pipeline planState Department affirms commitment to 3+1 mechanismCyprus foreign minister quits amid presidential run tussleCyprus FM resigns, hints at Presidency bidGreece hopes marble foot will get UK to return sculptures

The Atheist Experience
The Atheist Experience 26.02 01-09-2022 with Jim Barrows and Dave Warnock

The Atheist Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 84:12


In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Jim Barrows is joined by Dave Warnock! Happy 2022!Our first caller is none other than Matt with a post-surgery and recovery update! Good luck with the rest of your recovery!Next up is Aidan from IL who was diagnosed with MS last year, and has concerns with their religious family member's position regarding death with dignity.Up next is Paul from PA! Paul, first off...if you want to advertise your book, go and pay for ad space on (insert popular social media platform) or something. Next up, narrative sequels act as a continuation of an existing work. Sequels, by themselves, do not IN ANY WAY serve as evidence for the truth value of the original story. You can't use the original work to prove the truth of the sequel, or vice versa.Next is Nick from CO who asserts that “fine-tuning” is justified by physics. This call quickly becomes 2022's first case of the argument from incredulity. Just because we aren't able to investigate before Planck time, doesn't mean that a creator pulled the trigger.Up next is Michael is MD who, after three minutes of gish galloping while they attempt to pick a topic, finally settles on “catholophobia?” Apparently criticizing the Catholic church's criminal actions regarding moving pedophiles around is somehow catholophobic. Wow, that word is fun to write. Thanks for inventing that one caller.Next is Sliew from Australia who has an issue accepting evolution because they don't understand the definitions of mutation and how it differs from alleles. Open a biology textbook or at a bare minimum watch a well-researched documentary to educate yourself on the subject you clearly do not understand.Finally, Patrick from FL presents the watch-maker argument. How did you conclude that everything around you was created by a God? What evidence do you have to support the existence of said God?

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#768 – “The Show That Wasn't a Show!”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 20:08


Jesse and Brittany provide a brief update on the “adventure” that has been attempting to set up shop in DC. Stay tuned for more updates on our social media pages! https://www.facebook.com/IDoubtItPodcast The post #768 – “The Show That Wasn’t a Show!” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

Talk Heathen
Talk Heathen 06.02 01-09-2022 with Kenneth Leonard and Johnny P Angel

Talk Heathen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 83:41


Greetings Heathens! We hope to be a sanctuary for you in this chaotic world. In today's episode of Talk Heathen, Kenneth Leonard is joined by Johnny P. Angel.Let's get to calls! Kaitlyn in Texas is calling in about how to find local atheist communities within your area. She had begun to go to atheist meetups and found them to be pretty comforting and wonderful (changed her life for the better in the long run!) There is some comfort in finding inclusive and welcoming groups within the atheist community to converse with. Nick in Arizona is up next, he is wondering about how an all powerful God doesn't seem logical. He posits how an all powerful being could make a rock too large to lift and how it just doesn't make any sense. Kenneth puts his Christian hat on (figuratively) and talks about how theists get around this argument.Billy in Texas, is calling about how factory farming is used in the creation of most vaccines. He seems to claim that pharmacological companies use chicken eggs from these farms to develop and produce these vaccines. But they don't. Correlation does not imply causation Billy.Trevor in Washington would like to talk about how he has a good reason to believe in God. And that is because of subjective experience. Um ok. That's our show for this week, please continue to be safe in your area, wear your mask, and please please PLEASE get vaccinated and boosted if you can. The world is better with you in it. See you next week!

The Atheist Experience
The Atheist Experience 25.52 12-26-2021 - Holiday Trivia Challenge Round 5

The Atheist Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 43:14


The Atheist Community of Austin Holiday Trivia Challenge - Championship - Year End SpecialWe are pre-recording this challenge so that we could give you something interesting to watch over the holidays, but also give our hard working hosts and crew some time off to spend with their family and friends.This will be a 5 part series, with one episode appearing on each of our AEN Network shows. The schedule is as follows:The preliminary rounds will consist of 5 questions each, and will be shown on the Secular Sexuality channel on Thursday, December 23rd at 7pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytssThe first two Quarter Final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on the Truth Wanted channel on Friday, December 24th at 7pm Central: http://tiny.cc/yttwThe second two Quarter Final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on Talk Heathen on Sunday, December 26th at 1pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytthThe two Semi-final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on The Non-Prophets on Sunday, December 26th at 3pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytnpThe Championship round will consist of 7 questions, and we will have a Consolation round consisting of 3 questions. These will both be show on The Atheist Experience channel on Sunday, December 26th at 4:30pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytaxpCall the show on Sundays 4:30pm-6:00pm CT: 1-512-686-0279 or use your computer to save on long-distance charges: http://tiny.cc/calltheshow

Talk Heathen
Talk Heathen 05.52 12-26-2021 - Holiday trivia Challenge Round 3

Talk Heathen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 58:50


The Atheist Community of Austin Holiday Trivia Challenge - Quarter Finals Pt. 2 - Year End Special.We are pre-recording this challenge so that we could give you something interesting to watch over the holidays, but also give our hard working hosts and crew some time off to spend with their family and friends.This will be a 5 part series, with one episode appearing on each of our AEN Network shows. The schedule is as follows:The preliminary rounds will consist of 5 questions each, and will be shown on the Secular Sexuality channel on Thursday, December 23rd at 7pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytssThe first two Quarter Final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on the Truth Wanted channel on Friday, December 24th at 7pm Central: http://tiny.cc/yttwThe second two Quarter Final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on Talk Heathen on Sunday, December 26th at 1pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytthThe two Semi-final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on The Non-Prophets on Sunday, December 26th at 3pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytnpThe Championship round will consist of 7 questions, and we will have a Consolation round consisting of 3 questions. These will both be show on The Atheist Experience channel on Sunday, December 26th at 4:30pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytaxpCall the show on Sundays 1:00-2:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279

Truth Wanted
Truth Wanted 04.51 12-24-2021 - Holiday Trivia Challenge Round 2

Truth Wanted

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 67:22


The Atheist Community of Austin Holiday Trivia Challenge - Quarter Finals Part 1 - Year End Special.We are pre-recording this challenge so that we could give you something interesting to watch over the holidays, but also give our hard working hosts and crew some time off to spend with their family and friends.This will be a 5 part series, with one episode appearing on each of our AEN Network shows. The schedule is as follows:The preliminary rounds will consist of 5 questions each, and was aired on Thursday, December 23rd at 7pm Central. You can watch the episode now by going to tiny.cc/acahtc1The second two Quarter Final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on Talk Heathen on Sunday, December 26th at 1pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytthThe two Semi-final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on The Non-Prophets on Sunday, December 26th at 3pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytnpThe Championship round will consist of 7 questions, and we will have a Consolation round consisting of 3 questions. These will both be show on The Atheist Experience channel on Sunday, December 26th at 4:30pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytaxpCall the show Fridays 7-8:30pm CT at: 1-512-991-99242 or http://tiny.cc/calltw

Secular Sexuality
Secular Sexuality 08.50 12-23-2021 - Holiday trivia Challenge Round 1

Secular Sexuality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 81:04


The Atheist Community of Austin Holiday Trivia Challenge - Preliminaries - Year End SpecialWe are pre-recording this challenge so that we could give you something interesting to watch over the holidays, but also give our hard working hosts and crew some time off to spend with their family and friends.This will be a 5 part series, with one episode appearing on each of our AEN Network shows. The schedule is as follows:The preliminary rounds will consist of 5 questions each, and will be shown on the Secular Sexuality channel on Thursday, December 23rd at 7pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytssThe first two Quarter Final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on the Truth Wanted channel on Friday, December 24th at 7pm Central: http://tiny.cc/yttwThe second two Quarter Final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on Talk Heathen on Sunday, December 26th at 1pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytthThe two Semi-final rounds will consist of 7 questions each, and will be shown on The Non-Prophets on Sunday, December 26th at 3pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytnpThe Championship round will consist of 7 questions, and we will have a Consolation round consisting of 3 questions. These will both be show on The Atheist Experience channel on Sunday, December 26th at 4:30pm Central: http://tiny.cc/ytaxp

The tastytrade network
Sosnoff & Ratigan: Truth or Skepticism - January 5, 2022 - Fraud Is Something You Can't Protect Against

The tastytrade network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 38:40


Any startup investor must acknowledge the potential loss of their full investment. It's the nature of the beast. And when they do lose their money, they simply go on to the next investment. It's a numbers game. But when the reason for an investment not working are a result of fraud, there's systemic damage done to the whole entrepreneurial world. Tune in this week to hear Tom and Dylan on this week's episode.

The tastytrade network
Sosnoff & Ratigan: Truth or Skepticism - January 5, 2022 - Fraud Is Something You Can't Protect Against

The tastytrade network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 37:49


Any startup investor must acknowledge the potential loss of their full investment. It's the nature of the beast. And when they do lose their money, they simply go on to the next investment. It's a numbers game. But when the reason for an investment not working are a result of fraud, there's systemic damage done to the whole entrepreneurial world. Tune in this week to hear Tom and Dylan on this week's episode.

Miracles & Atheists
M&A044 - A Look at Sam Harris…with an Atheist (w/ Vi La Bianca)

Miracles & Atheists

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 47:13


Two Christians review an antagonistic atheist's book with an intellectually honest atheist…Our guest is YouTuber Vi La Bianca, known for the Secular Sexuality and the Skeptic Generation Call-in Show w/ Eric D. Murphy.  Vi is the founder of How To Skeptic, and has two years of experience in atheist and gender activism.  We sincerely appreciate that Vi took the time to be with us and have a discussion about Sam Harris' book, Letter to a Christian Nation.  This all got started when Nick met an atheist in a sporting goods store in Raleigh. They were in the shoe section and got to talking about Lebron James.  One thing led to another, he mentioned he was an atheist and Nick invited his new atheist friend to be a guest on Miracles & Atheists.  He hesitated a bit but eventually said something along the lines of, “I tell you what, I want to send you a book. I've never had a Christian be able to answer or talk about the questions posed in this book. If you can respond to the things in the book I'll be on your podcast.”  So he suggested Nick read Letter to a Christian Nation…and here we are. Well, we haven't been able to sync up and talk with our atheist friend from the store yet, but we were able to have a solid conversation about the book with Vi, and we're grateful for the opportunity. SPOILER ALERT!!!  Vi isn't a big fan…find out why in this presentation of The Miracles & Atheists Podcast. Apply to be our Guest on M&A The Miracles & Atheists Livestream Connect with M&A on Facebook Follow M&A on Instagram Watch M&A on YouTube Follow M&A on Twitter Rate & Review M&A on iTunes Listen on your favorite podcast platform

The European Skeptics Podcast
TheESP – Ep. #306 – Happy Hogmanay!

The European Skeptics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 64:32


With Eggman at the helm, we close the year. We hear about Brian's adventures at “Scotland's most haunted hotel“, hear about the passing of biologist E O Wilson and rejoice at the (so far) successful journey of the James Webb telescope. In TWISH we learn why New Year's Eve is known as “Sylvester” in many countries and then we look into truth behind Pope Francis' families values. Then it is time for the year's last news round: GERMANY: Covid demonstration strolls INTERNATIONAL: WHO weighs in on plant-based nutrition issues INTERNATIONAL: Aliens and what we learned about them in 2021? GERMANY: Natalie Grams latest fellow of CSI SCOTLAND: Scottish Independence / SNP conspiracy theories. Most notably, the ongoing conspiracy theories about the death of Willie Macrae A young dealer called Jack Finney illustrates just why you should never buy diet pills on the dark web and gets a Really Wrong Award. Enjoy! Segments: Intro; Greetings; TWISH; Pontus Pokes The Pope; News; Really Wrong; Quote And Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes;

Behavioral Grooves Podcast
How To Create New Goals That Will Really Motivate You in 2022

Behavioral Grooves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 24:17


It's the time of year for setting New Year's resolutions. But how can you set goals that you will actually achieve? Will you look back at the end of 2022 and feel a sense of accomplishment? The first step to reaching your goals is actually knowing how to set yourself up to succeed.  In this fun Grooving Session with Kurt and Tim, they break down the steps needed to create motivating goals in 2022. Using insights from past guests, plus their own expertise in behavioral science, Kurt and Tim break down the skills behind successful goal setting. In addition, they dispel some ill-advised myths. Think willpower is enough to help you lose weight? Sorry, but creating healthy habits takes more than just good intentions.  If you want to better your health, your relationships or your organization in 2022, listening to this fun and informative episode will start you off on the path to success.  Links Gary Latham PhD, Episode 147: Goal Setting, Prompts, Priming, and Skepticism: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/gary-latham-goal-setting-prompts/ Katy Milkman PhD, Episode 232: How to Make Healthy Habits that Actually Last: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/katy-milkman-habits-that-last/ Roy Baumeister PhD, Episode 171: Self Control, Belonging, and Why Your Most Dedicated Employees Are the Ones To Watch Out For: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/self-control-belonging-and-why-your-most-dedicated-employees-are-the-ones-to-watch-out-for-with-roy-baumeister/ Leave a review for Behavioral Grooves Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/behavioral-grooves-podcast/id1303870112  © 2021 Behavioral Grooves

The European Skeptics Podcast
TheESP – Ep. #305 – Merry Christmas!

The European Skeptics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 49:12


Who was that Jesus-guy anyway? We get into the holiday season even as Sweden, Italy and other countries implement new covid measures. In TWISH we try to sort out if and when Jesus was born and Pope Francis comes back for a poking, one week after turning 85. Then we dig into the news: GERMANY: How did fortune-tellers do in 2021? GERMANY: Hundreds of ineffective corona vaccinations administered by homeopath NETHERLANDS: 5G protection necklaces could be potentially harmful La Conferencia Episcopal Española (CEE), the Spanish Bishops Conference, is Really Wrong for taking no action against child abuse scandal. The Italian President Sergio Mattarella on the other hand, takes a stance against false balance and for that he is Really Right. Enjoy! Segments: Intro; Greetings; TWISH; Pontus Pokes The Pope; News; Really Wrong / Really Right; Quote And Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes;

One Thing with Dr. Adam Rinde
Joshua Goldberg, ND Evidence Based Medicine in Naturopathic Medicine

One Thing with Dr. Adam Rinde

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 43:03


Today I welcome on my friend and colleague Dr. Joshua Goldenberg to speak about Evidence based practice within the Naturopathic Medicine profession and more specifically when it comes to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Dr. Goldenberg is a shining star in the naturopathic medicine research space especially known for his work in helping push forward research in the IBS and SIBO realm. You can find his work at Goldenberg GI Center. and all of Pubmed by searching for Joshua Goldenberg. We got together to discuss the landscape of research in naturopathic medicine specifically related to IBS and SIBO. Please see below for the show outline Please note: We will donate $100 for the first 100 plays to Hydrogens Sulfide SIBO Research Study. Please join me by going to https://www.gofundme.com/f/hydrogen-sulfide-sibo-registry-study to support this worthy cause (00:00) show opening (02:00) Route to Naturopathic Medicine. From Molecular Biology at Penn to Naturopathic Medicine. (07:29) Covid-19 impact on his research (11:40) IBS Naturopathic Research Overview (15:57) Reading Naturopathic Research (21:56) Dysbiosis Research (24:20) Power of Placebo in IBS (28:48) Key variables in IBS research (29:38) Absolute effect/Absolute Risk reduction (34:36) Science vs. Skepticism (39:39) Closing About Dr. Goldenberg Dr. Goldenberg is a researcher, teacher, naturopathic doctor and founder of Dr. Journal Club, LLC. He is most passionate about the interplay of evidence and clinical practice. Dr. Goldenberg is an active researcher with numerous publications in high impact scientific journals such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and The Cochrane Library. His research focus includes irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, evidence-informed practice, and research methodology. He is Research Investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney. o Dr. Goldenberg is a passionate educator and is faculty for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine's Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine. He is past adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, his alma mater, in which he enrolled after receiving honors and distinction in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Goldenberg focuses on integrative approaches to irritable bowel syndrome as well as other gastrointestinal complaints at Goldenberg GI Center. In 2014 Dr. Goldenberg created the medical education website www.DrJournalClub.com in order to share his passion for the interplay of evidence and clinical practice with the larger integrative medicine community. • Resources and Links from the episode: Dr. Goldenberg's Research https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=joshua+goldenberg Goldenberg GI center https://goldenberggicenter.com/dr-goldenberg/ World Naturopathic Federation Research paper on Covid-19 https://worldnaturopathicfederation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/White-Paper.pdf Zinc for the prevention or treatment of acute viral respiratory tract infections in adults: a rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/11/e047474 2018 Ted Kaptchuk. open label placebo https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6889847/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/adam-rinde/message

The James Perspective
CLIP: From Episode #484 - COVID Skepticism Growing

The James Perspective

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 7:50


The Morning Crew discusses growing COVID skepticism. 

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
Robert Thurman on Enlightenment, Time, Skepticism, and Science [rebroadcast]

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 65:01


Dr. Robert Thurman touches on some of his most profound points in this special interview rebroadcast: from the nature of time, to what is enlightenment, to why there's no evidence for “nothing.” He talked about what a psychonaut is and the importance of skepticism in Buddhism and in science. Please enjoy this wonderful conversation with one of the world's greatest minds.The New York times calls Dr. Robert Thurman “the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism.” Professor Thurman is an intimate student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and was one of the first Westerners to become an ordained Tibetan monk in India in 1962, before returning to the United States to relinquish his monk's robes and become the Buddhist scholar and author that he's known as today.[Episode 50] Ten Questions for Dr. Robert Thurman (Part 1)[Episode 51] Ten Questions for Dr. Robert Thurman (Part 2)Support the show (https://www.skepticspath.org/support/)

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#767 – “Farewell Gathering, Odinet's Consequence, Joe Manchin is a No, Progressives Respond, and Takin' Care of Biz featuring 988.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 49:16


This podcast is sponsored by Aura!  Go to https://www.aura.com/IDoubtIt to save up to 40% all Aura plans NOW!  Jesse and Brittany discuss their recent COVID-safe farewell gathering prior to their move to DC, follow-up on Louisiana Judge Michelle Odinet, Senator Joe Manchin’s ‘no’ on Build Back Better, including responses from Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Manchin’s flip-flop... The post #767 – “Farewell Gathering, Odinet’s Consequence, Joe Manchin is a No, Progressives Respond, and Takin’ Care of Biz featuring 988.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

Radio Tambua
ENCORE: Engaging Atheists and Skeptics

Radio Tambua

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 35:26


Many will claim that biblical faith conflicts with reason and science. But is this true? Vincent Kajuma of ACFAR Kenya offers valuable insights and practical advice on reaching out to atheists and skeptics with the coherent worldview and eternal hope that Christ alone can offer. Merry Christmas!

Truth Wanted
Truth Wanted 04.50 12-17-2021 with ObjectivelyDan and ExXtian Erin

Truth Wanted

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 95:15


Truth Wanted Episode 4.50 with ObjectivelyDan and ExXtian Erin

Boyce of Reason
s04e28 | Sidewalk Skepticism, with Billboard Chris

Boyce of Reason

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 92:28


Billboard Chris is standing on street corners having controversial conversations about children consenting to puberty blockers and body modification. Keep abreast of Chris' ventures on twitter @BillboardChris And learn more at https://www.billboardchris.com Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/calmversations/message

The European Skeptics Podcast
TheESP – Ep. #304 – There's an octopus in my vaccine

The European Skeptics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 55:51


Also, Santa is not real and Annika pokes Christmas trees The Ockham Awards have been announced, ESA helps a Chinese rover and the Belgian Skeptics, SKEPP, finally wins against a SLAPP*) suit filed by a multimillionaire. In TWISH we hear of the gruesome death of a Scottish witch and then we dig into the news: INTERNATIONAL: Time magazine names vaccine scientists Heroes of the Year 2021 FRANCE: Swedish artist Anna von Hausswolff harassed by Catholic fundamentals INTERNATIONAL: Tackling COVID disinformation with empathy and conversation SIBERIA: WMO confirms highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic: 38C ITALY: Noto's bishop tells children Santa doesn't exist INTERNATIONAL: Buying guide for christmas trees? The German “Corona Ausschuss” spreads dangerous nonsense about the vaccine and pandemic and gets today's award for being Really Wrong. Enjoy! *)SLAPP = Strategic lawsuit against public participation Segments: Intro; Greetings; TWISH; News; Really Wrong; Quote And Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes;

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#766 – “Chilly Toes, Build Back Better Inaction, Warnock on Filibuster & Voting Rights, A$$hole of Today feat. Judge Michelle Odinet, and Takin' Care of Biz feat. Henry the Dog!”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 67:31


This podcast is sponsored by Aura!  Go to https://www.aura.com/IDoubtIt to save up to 40% all Aura plans NOW!  Jesse and Brittany discuss their preparations for their move to DC, listener emails and voicemails related to dealing with anti-vax family members and friends and frustrations with inaction in Washington, Fox News commentators texts vs. what they said post-insurrection, the ongoing struggles... The post #766 – “Chilly Toes, Build Back Better Inaction, Warnock on Filibuster & Voting Rights, A$$hole of Today feat. Judge Michelle Odinet, and Takin’ Care of Biz feat. Henry the Dog!” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

Phoxx's Cosmic Conversations
Astrology and Skepticism #98

Phoxx's Cosmic Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 12:00


Two more left --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/phoxx-cosmic/support

The Bayesian Conspiracy
152 – Frame Control with Aella

The Bayesian Conspiracy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 125:26


We speak to Aella about her post on Frame Control Aella's Twitter & LSD post National Domestic Violence Hotline The Categories Were Made For Man not visa versa SSC post Jace's XKCD reference Shut Down The Narcissist video Gray Rock video … Continue reading →

Midnight Train Podcast
Mary Shelley, The Birth of Frankenstein

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 83:38


We've all heard the story of "Frankenstein's Monster." A bat shit crazy scientist wants to reanimate dead tissue and basically create a fucking zombie baby… BECAUSE THAT'S HOW YOU GET FUCKING ZOMBIES! Anyway, Dr. Frankenstein and his trusty assistant, Igor, set off to bring a bunch of random, dead body parts together, throw some lightning on the bugger and bring this new, puzzle piece of a quasi-human back to "life." At first, the reanimated corpse seems somewhat ordinary, but then flips his shit and starts terrorizing and doing what I can only imagine REANIMATED ZOMBIES FUCKING DO!    Mary Shelley was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in Somers Town, London, in 1797. She was the second child of the feminist philosopher, educator, and writer Mary Wollstonecraft and the first child of the philosopher, novelist, and journalist William Godwin.  So, she was brought into this world by some smart fucking people. Mary's mother died of puerperal fever shortly after Mary was born. Puerperal fever is an infectious, sometimes fatal, disease of childbirth; until the mid-19th century, this dreaded, then-mysterious illness could sweep through a hospital maternity ward and kill most new mothers. Today strict aseptic hospital techniques have made the condition uncommon in most parts of the world, except in unusual circumstances such as illegally induced abortion. Her father, William, was left to bring up Mary and her older half-sister, Fanny Imlay, Mary's mother's child by the American speculator Gilbert Imlay. A year after her mother's death, Godwin published his Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which he intended as a sincere and compassionate tribute. However, the Memoirs revealed Mary's mother's affairs and her illegitimate child. In that period, they were seen as shocking. Mary read these memoirs and her mother's books and was brought up to cherish her mother's memory. Mary's earliest years were happy, judging from the letters of William's housekeeper and nurse, Louisa Jones. But Godwin was often deeply in debt; feeling that he could not raise Mary and Fanny himself, he looked for a second wife. In December 1801, he married Mary Jane Clairmont, a well-educated woman with two young children—Charles and Claire SO MANY MARY'S! Sorry folks. Most of her father's friends disliked his new wife, describing her as a straight fucking bitch. Ok, not really, but they didn't like her. However, William was devoted to her, and the marriage worked. Mary, however, came to hate that bitch. William's 19th-century biographer Charles Kegan Paul later suggested that Mrs. Godwin had favored her own children over Williams. So, how awesome is it that he had a biographer? That's so badass.  Together, Mary's father and his new bride started a publishing firm called M. J. Godwin, which sold children's books and stationery, maps, and games. However, the business wasn't making any loot, and her father was forced to borrow butt loads of money to keep it going. He kept borrowing money to pay off earlier loans, just adding to his problems. By 1809, William's business was close to closing up shop, and he was "near to despair." Mary's father was saved from debtor's prison by devotees such as Francis Place, who lent him additional money. So, debtor's prison is pretty much EXACTLY what it sounds like. If you couldn't pay your debts, they threw your ass in jail. Unlike today where they just FUCK UP YOUR CREDIT! THANKS, COLUMBIA HOUSE!!!  Though Mary received little education, her father tutored her in many subjects. He often took the children on educational trips. They had access to his library and the many intelligent mofos who visited him, including the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the former vice-president of the United States Aaron Burr. You know, that dude that shot and killed his POLITICAL opponent, Alexander Hamilton, in a fucking duel! Ah… I was born in the wrong century.   Mary's father admitted he was not educating the children according to Mary's mother's philosophy as outlined in works such as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. However, Mary still received an unusual and advanced education for a girl of the time. She had a governess, a daily tutor, and read many of her father's children's Roman and Greek history books. For six months in 1811, she also attended a boarding school in Ramsgate, England. Her father described her at age 15 as "singularly bold, somewhat imperious, and active of mind. Her desire of knowledge is great, and her perseverance in everything she undertakes almost invincible." My father didn't know how to spell my name until I was twelve.  In June of 1812, Mary's father sent her to stay with the family of the radical William Baxter, near Dundee, Scotland. In a letter to Baxter, he wrote, "I am anxious that she should be brought up ... like a philosopher, even like a cynic." Scholars have speculated that she may have been sent away for her health, remove her from the seamy side of the business, or introduce her to radical politics. However, Mary loved the spacious surroundings of Baxter's house and with his four daughters, and she returned north in the summer of 1813 to hang out for 10 months. In the 1831 introduction to Frankenstein, she recalled: "I wrote then—but in a most common-place style. It was beneath the trees of the grounds belonging to our house, or on the bleak sides of the woodless mountains near, that my true compositions, the airy flights of my imagination, were born and fostered."   Mary Godwin may have first met the radical poet-philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley in between her two stays in Scotland. When she returned home for a second time on 30 March 1814, Percy Shelley became estranged from his wife and regularly visited Mary's father, William Godwin, whom he had agreed to bail out of debt. Percy Shelley's radicalism, particularly his economic views, alienated him from his wealthy aristocratic family. They wanted him to be a high, upstanding snoot and follow traditional models of the landed aristocracy. He tried to donate large amounts of the family's money to projects meant to help the poor and disadvantaged. Percy Shelley, therefore, had a problem gaining access to capital until he inherited his estate because his family did not want him wasting it on projects of "political justice." After several months of promises, Shelley announced that he could not or would not pay off all of Godwin's debts. Godwin was angry and felt betrayed and whooped his fuckin ass! Yeah! Ok, not really. He was just super pissed. Mary and Percy began hookin' up on the down-low at her mother Mary Wollstonecraft's grave in the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church, and they fell in love—she was 16, and he was 21. Creepy and super fucking gross.   On 26 June 1814, Shelley and Godwin declared their love for one another as Shelley announced he could not hide his "ardent passion,." This led her in a "sublime and rapturous moment" to say she felt the same way; on either that day or the next, Godwin lost her virginity to Shelley, which tradition claims happened in the churchyard. So, the grown-ass 21-year-old man statutorily raped the 16-year-old daughter of the man he idolized and dicked over. In a graveyard. My god, how things have changed...GROSS! Godwin described herself as attracted to Shelley's "wild, intellectual, unearthly looks." Smart but ugly. Got it. To Mary's dismay, her father disapproved and tried to thwart the relationship and salvage his daughter's "spotless fame." No! You don't say! Dad wasn't into his TEENAGE DAUGHTER BANGING A MAN IN THE GRAVEYARD!?! Mary's father learned of Shelley's inability to pay off the father's debts at about the same time. Oof. He found out after he diddled her. Mary, who later wrote of "my excessive and romantic attachment to my father," was confused. Um… what? She saw Percy Shelley as an embodiment of her parents' liberal and reformist ideas of the 1790s, particularly Godwin's view that marriage was a repressive monopoly, which he had argued in his 1793 edition of Political Justice but later retracted. On 28 July 1814, the couple eloped and secretly left for France, taking Mary's stepsister, Claire Clairmont, with them.  After convincing Mary's mother, who took off after them to Calais, that they did not wish to return, the trio traveled to Paris, and then, by donkey, mule, carriage, and foot, through France, recently ravaged by war, all the way to Switzerland. "It was acting in a novel, being an incarnate romance," Mary Shelley recalled in 1826. Godwin wrote about France in 1814: "The distress of the inhabitants, whose houses had been burned, their cattle killed and all their wealth destroyed, has given a sting to my detestation of war...". As they traveled, Mary and Percy read works by Mary Wollstonecraft and others, kept a joint journal, and continued their own writing. Finally, at Lucerne, lack of money forced the three to turn back. Instead, they traveled down the Rhine and by land to the Dutch port of Maassluis, arriving at Gravesend, Kent, on 13 September 1814. The situation awaiting Mary Godwin in England was packed with bullshit, some of which she had not expected. Either before or during their journey, she had become pregnant. She and Percy now found themselves penniless, and, to Mary's stupid ass surprise, her father refused to have anything to do with her. The couple moved with Claire into lodgings at Somers Town, and later, Nelson Square. They kept doing their thing, reading, and writing and entertained Percy Shelley's friends. Percy Shelley would often leave home for short periods to dodge bill collectors, and the couple's heartbroken letters would reveal their pain while he was away. Pregnant and often sick, Mary Godwin had to hear of Percy's joy at the birth of his son by Harriet Shelley in late 1814 due to his constant escapades with Claire Clairmont. Supposedly, Shelley and Clairmont were almost certainly lovers, which caused Mary to be rightfully jealous. And yes, Claire was Mary's cousin. Percy was a friggin' creep. Percy pissed off Mary when he suggested that they both take the plunge into a stream naked during a walk in the French countryside. This offended her due to her principles, and she was like, "Oh, hell nah, sahn!" and started taking off her earrings in a rage. Or something like that. She was partly consoled by the visits of Hogg, whom she disliked at first but soon considered a close friend. Percy Shelley seems to have wanted Mary and Hogg to become lovers; Mary did not dismiss the idea since she believed in free love in principle. She was a hippie before being a hippie was cool. Percy probably just wanted to not feel guilty for hooking up with her cousin. Creep. In reality, however, she loved only Percy and seemed to have gone no further than flirting with Hogg. On 22 February 1815, she gave birth to a two-months premature baby girl, who was not expected to survive. On 6 March, she wrote to Hogg: "My dearest Hogg, my baby is dead—will you come to see me as soon as you can. I wish to see you—It was perfectly well when I went to bed—I awoke in the night to give it suck it appeared to be sleeping so quietly that I would not awake it. It was dead then, but we did not find that out till morning—from its appearance it evidently died of convulsions—Will you come—you are so calm a creature & Shelley (Percy) is afraid of a fever from the milk—for I am no longer a mother now." The loss of her child brought about acute depression in Mary. She was haunted by visions of the baby, but she conceived again and had recovered by the summer. With a revival in Percy's finances after the death of his grandfather, Sir Bysshe Shelley, the couple holidayed in Torquay and then rented a two-story cottage at Bishopsgate, on the edge of Windsor Great Park. Unfortunately, little is known about this period in Mary Godwin's life since her journal from May 1815 to July 1816 was lost. At Bishopsgate, Percy wrote his poem Alastor or The Spirit of Solitude; and on 24 January 1816, Mary gave birth to a second child, William, named after her father and soon nicknamed "Willmouse." In her novel The Last Man, she later imagined Windsor as a Garden of Eden. In May 1816, Mary, Percy, and their son traveled to Geneva with Claire Clairmont. They planned to spend the summer with the poet Lord Byron, whose recent affair with Claire had left her pregnant. Claire sounds like a bit of a trollop. No judging, just making an observation. The party arrived in Geneva on 14 May 1816, where Mary called herself "Mrs Shelley." Byron joined them on 25 May with his young physician, John William Polidori, and rented the Villa Diodati, close to Lake Geneva at the village of Cologny; Percy rented a smaller building called Maison Chapuis on the waterfront nearby. They spent their time writing, boating on the lake, and talking late into the night. "It proved a wet, ungenial summer," Mary Shelley remembered in 1831, "and incessant rain often confined us for days to the house." Sitting around a log fire at Byron's villa, the company amused themselves with German ghost stories called Fantasmagoriana, which prompted Byron to propose that they "each write a ghost story." Unable to think up an account, young Mary became flustered: "Have you thought of a story? I was asked each morning, and each morning I was forced to reply with a mortifying negative." Finally, one mid-June evening, the discussions turned to the principle of life. "Perhaps a corpse would be reanimated," Mary noted, "galvanism had given token of such things." Galvanism is a term invented by the late 18th-century physicist and chemist Alessandro Volta to refer to the generation of electric current by chemical action. The word also came to refer to the discoveries of its namesake, Luigi Galvani, specifically the generation of electric current within biological organisms and the contraction/convulsion of natural muscle tissue upon contact with electric current. While Volta theorized and later demonstrated the phenomenon of his "Galvanism" to be replicable with otherwise inert materials, Galvani thought his discovery to confirm the existence of "animal electricity," a vital force that gave life to organic matter. We'll talk a little more about Galvani and a murderer named George Foster toward the end of the episode. It was after midnight before they retired, and she was unable to sleep, mainly because she became overwhelmed by her imagination as she kept thinking about the grim terrors of her "waking dream," her ghost story: "I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion. Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world." She began writing what she assumed would be a short, profound story. With Percy Shelley's encouragement, she turned her little idea into her first novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, published in 1818. She later described that time in Switzerland as "when I first stepped out from childhood into life." The story of the writing of Frankenstein has been fictionalized repeatedly, and it helped form the basis for several films. Here's a cool little side note: In September 2011, the astronomer Donald Olson, after a visit to the Lake Geneva villa the previous year and inspecting data about the motion of the moon and stars, concluded that her waking dream took place "between 2 am and 3 am" 16 June 1816, several days after the initial idea by Lord Byron that they each write their ghost stories. Shelley and her husband collaborated on the story, but the extent of Percy's contribution to the novel is unknown and has been argued over by readers and critics forever. There are differences in the 1818, 1823, and 1831 versions. Mary Shelley wrote, "I certainly did not owe the suggestion of one incident, nor scarcely of one train of feeling, to my husband, and yet but for his incitement, it would never have taken the form in which it was presented to the world." She wrote that the preface to the first edition was her husband's work "as far as I can recollect." James Rieger concluded Percy's "assistance at every point in the book's manufacture was so extensive that one hardly knows whether to regard him as editor or minor collaborator." At the same time, Anne K. Mellor later argued Percy only "made many technical corrections and several times clarified the narrative and thematic continuity of the text." Charles E. Robinson, the editor of a facsimile edition of the Frankenstein manuscripts, concluded that Percy's contributions to the book "were no more than what most publishers' editors have provided new (or old) authors or, in fact, what colleagues have provided to each other after reading each other's works in progress." So, eat one, Percy! Just kidding. In 1840 and 1842, Mary and her son traveled together all over the continent. Mary recorded these trips in Rambles in Germany and Italy in 1840, 1842, and 1843. In 1844, Sir Timothy Shelley finally died at the age of ninety, "falling from the stalk like an overblown flower," Mary put it. For the first time in her life, she and her son were financially independent, though the remaining estate wasn't worth as much as they had thought. In the mid-1840s, Mary Shelley found herself in the crosshairs of three separate blackmailing sons of bitches. First, in 1845, an Italian political exile called Gatteschi, whom she had met in Paris, threatened to publish letters she had sent him. Scandalous! However, a friend of her son's bribed a police chief into seizing Gatteschi's papers, including the letters, which were then destroyed. Vaffanculo, Gatteschi! Shortly afterward, Mary Shelley bought some letters written by herself and Percy Shelley from a man calling himself G. Byron and posing as the illegitimate son of the late Lord Byron. Also, in 1845, Percy Shelley's cousin Thomas Medwin approached her, claiming to have written a damaging biography of Percy Shelley. He said he would suppress it in return for £250, but Mary told him to eat a big ole bag of dicks and jog on! In 1848, Percy Florence married Jane Gibson St John. The marriage proved a happy one, and Mary liked Jane. Mary lived with her son and daughter-in-law at Field Place, Sussex, the Shelleys' ancestral home, and at Chester Square, London, and vacationed with them, as well. Mary's last years were blighted by illness. From 1839, she suffered from headaches and bouts of paralysis in parts of her body, which sometimes prevented her from reading and writing, obviously two of her favorite things. Then, on 1 February 1851, at Chester Square, Mary Shelly died at fifty-three from what her doctor suspected was a brain tumor. According to Jane Shelley, Mary had asked to be buried with her mother and father. Still, looking at the graveyard at St Pancras and calling it "dreadful," Percy and Jane chose to bury her instead at St Peter's Church in Bournemouth, near their new home at Boscombe. On the first anniversary of Mary's death, the Shelleys opened her box-desk. Inside they found locks of her dead children's hair, a notebook she had shared with Percy Bysshe Shelley, and a copy of his poem Adonaïs with one page folded round a silk parcel containing some of his ashes and the remains of his heart. Romantic or disturbing? Maybe a bit of both. Mary Shelley remained a stout political radical throughout her life. Mary's works often suggested that cooperation and sympathy, mainly as practiced by women in the family, were the ways to reform civil society. This view directly challenged the individualistic Romantic ethos promoted by Percy Shelley and Enlightenment political theories. She wrote seven novels / Two travel narrations / Twenty three short stories / Three books of children's literature, and many articles. Mary Shelley left her mark on the literary world, and her name will be forever etched in the catacombs of horror for generations to come. When it comes to reanimation, there's someone else we need to talk about. George Forster (or Foster) was found guilty of murdering his wife and child by drowning them in Paddington Canal, London. He was hanged at Newgate on 18 January 1803, after which his body was taken to a nearby house where it was used in an experiment by Italian scientist Giovanni Aldini. At his trial, the events were reconstructed. Forster's mother-in-law recounted that her daughter and grandchild had left her house to see Forster at 4 pm on Saturday, 4 December 1802. In whose house Forster lodged, Joseph Bradfield reported that they had stayed together that night and gone out at 10 am on Sunday morning. He also stated that Forster and his wife had not been on good terms because she wished to live with him. On Sunday, various witnesses saw Forster with his wife and child in public houses near Paddington Canal. The body of his child was found on Monday morning; after the canal was dragged for three days, his wife's body was also found. Forster claimed that upon leaving The Mitre, he set out alone for Barnet to see his other two children in the workhouse there, though he was forced to turn back at Whetstone due to the failing light. This was contradicted by a waiter at The Mitre who said the three left the inn together. Skepticism was also expressed that he could have walked to Whetstone when he claimed. Nevertheless, the jury found him guilty. He was sentenced to death and also to be dissected after that. This sentence was designed to provide medicine with corpses on which to experiment and ensure that the condemned could not rise on Judgement Day, their bodies having been cut into pieces and selectively discarded. Forster was hanged on 18 January, shortly before he made a full confession. He said he had come to hate his wife and had twice before taken his wife to the canal, but his nerve had both times failed him. A recent BBC Knowledge documentary (Real Horror: Frankenstein) questions the fairness of the trial. It notes that friends of George Forster's wife later claimed that she was highly suicidal and had often talked about killing herself and her daughter. According to this documentary, Forster attempted suicide by stabbing himself with a crudely fashioned knife. This was to avoid awakening during the dissection of his body, should he not have died when hanged. This was a real possibility owing to the crude methods of execution at the time. The same reference suggests that his 'confession' was obtained under duress. In fact, it alleges that Pass, a Beadle or an official of a church or synagogue on Aldini's payroll, fast-tracked the whole trial and legal procedure to obtain the freshest corpse possible for his benefactor. After the execution, Forster's body was given to Giovanni Aldini for experimentation. Aldini was the nephew of fellow scientist Luigi Galvani and an enthusiastic proponent of his uncle's method of stimulating muscles with electric current, known as Galvanism. The experiment he performed on Forster's body demonstrated this technique. The Newgate Calendar (a record of executions at Newgate) reports that "On the first application of the process to the face, the jaws of the deceased criminal began to quiver, and the adjoining muscles were horribly contorted, and one eye was actually opened. In the subsequent part of the process the right hand was raised and clenched, and the legs and thighs were set in motion."  Several people present believed that Forster was being brought back to life (The Newgate Calendar reports that even if this had been so, he would have been re-executed since his sentence was to "hang until he be dead"). One man, Mr. Pass, the beadle of the Surgeons' Company, was so shocked that he died shortly after leaving. The hanged man was undoubtedly dead since his blood had been drained and his spinal cord severed after the execution.   Top Ten Frankenstein Movies https://screenrant.com/best-frankenstein-movies-ranked-imdb/

Negotiate Anything: Negotiation | Persuasion | Influence | Sales | Leadership | Conflict Management
Why So Skeptical? 3 Practical Tools to Overcome Skepticism with Karen Briscoe

Negotiate Anything: Negotiation | Persuasion | Influence | Sales | Leadership | Conflict Management

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 34:20


In this episode, Karen Briscoe, Author of Flip Time/Love Life: A Heroine's Journey at 5 Minute Success/5 Minute Press, discusses how to overcome skepticism.Request a Custom Workshop For Your CompanyGet Free Access to Over 15 Negotiation GuidesFlip Time/Love Life: A Heroine's Journey5 Minute SuccessFollow Karen on LinkedInFollow Kwame on LinkedInIf you've been a listener of the show and you've gotten a lot out of our programming, you can click here to Support Negotiate Anything.Kwame Christian with Karen (Gebhardt) Briscoe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/negotiate-anything. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#765 – “Vegan Treats, Hope for Future, Machin's Roadblocks, COVID-19 Milestones, Mark Meadows in Contempt, and Takin' Care of Biz featuring Rohit Chopra.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 64:55


Jesse and Brittany discuss their recent failed dessert experiences, listener emails and voicemails related to the Patreon magnet, CRT, and struggling to find hope for the future, the latest numbers on COVID-19 deaths in America and the continued refusal to get vaccinated, Joe Manchin’s roadblocks for Build Back Better, Mark Meadows being held in criminal... The post #765 – “Vegan Treats, Hope for Future, Machin’s Roadblocks, COVID-19 Milestones, Mark Meadows in Contempt, and Takin’ Care of Biz featuring Rohit Chopra.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

The Atheist Experience
The Atheist Experience 25.50 12-12-2021 with Matt Dillahunty and Dave Warnock

The Atheist Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 92:06


In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jenna Dave Warnock.First up is Mike from IN who asks how is blindly trusting experts any better a pathway to the truth than trusting in religion and God. No one should blindly trust anyone merely because they claim to be an expert, but should look at the data presented by said expert and compare it to other colleagues of their field. Religions rarely, if ever, present any data to justify their claims, so trusting them is by definition, necessarily blind.Next is Gohan from TX who wants to challenge secular moral positions. If you are calling in to have a useful conversation with the hosts, address the views they actually hold without referencing superheroes or other people that you are not talking to. You are either straw-manning the hosts or making what-if assertions that don't even have addressable data.Next is Tyler from NC who has a series of yes/no statements they want to present to the hosts. The statements are inconsistent with the definition of God the caller prescribes to or is at least presenting.Next is Jan from the Netherlands who wants to talk about how many civilizations have had their own version of religion at some point in their history. Because of the sheer number of gods presented, and the massive ends of the spectrum in terms of characteristics between them, it seems more likely that these gods were products of people who lacked answers to describe natural phenomena than they were real.Next up is K. K's alternate “mechanism” of addressing faith, if we can call it that, involves a lot of confusing circles, probabilities, and homosexuality...? K.Next is Kal from TN who asks where the line should be drawn with people whose beliefs don't align with a shared truth about reality, especially a truth that has evidence backing it.Finally, Guy from GA claims that the anti-science stance taken by evangelicals is the primary opponent to climate action that we are facing right now. Whether this is true or not, tying religion to anti-science positions gives evangelicals an excuse to wield their persecution as a weapon. It also may not have so much to do with religion as it does the general slide towards anti-intellectualism that has been occurring over the past 50 to 60 years.

UFO Paranormal Radio & United Public Radio
SOR Dec 9 21 Ufo Skepticism With Mick West

UFO Paranormal Radio & United Public Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 183:09


SOR Dec 9 21 Ufo Skepticism With Mick West

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#764 – “War on Christmas, SCOTUS Decision, Mark Meadows' PowerPoint, Supervised Injection Sites, and A$$hole of Today featuring Bridgette.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 71:57


Jesse and Brittany discuss the War on Christmas including the burning of the All-American Christmas tree in front of Fox News, listener emails related to merch and vaccines, follow-up related to the Texas SB8 SCOTUS decision, and racism’s role in appraising values of homes, updates to Donald Trump’s civil fraud investigation, Mark Meadows’ PowerPoint with... The post #764 – “War on Christmas, SCOTUS Decision, Mark Meadows’ PowerPoint, Supervised Injection Sites, and A$$hole of Today featuring Bridgette.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

Spaced Out Radio Show
Dec. 9/21 - UFO Skepticism with Mick West

Spaced Out Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 174:18


Mick West is a well known debunker and investigator of conspiracies from around the world. Known as the bad boy of ufology, Mick has challenged and taken on some of the biggest names in the UFO world for evidence and proof that the phenomenon exists.

The European Skeptics Podcast
TheESP – Ep. #303 – ‘Armed' against the jab

The European Skeptics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 56:07


Also, Pope Francis is a heretic It's farewell to Jens Spahn and welcome to the new German health minister Karl Lauterbach – will he be the one to defund homeopathy? Let's hope so! The a new European space telescope Ariel will help us look for other planets (if we grow tired of this one), but before we go we should learn how to pronounce the name of the Polish Health Minister – listener Przemek shows us how! Also if you missed us on the Skeptic Zone you should check out their episode #685. TWISH (This Week in Skeptical History) teach us about the Norwegian Spiral Anomaly and Pope Francis is told he should stay out of Greece. After all that, we get into the news: GERMANY: Homeopaths promote vaccinations? SLOVAKIA: Ivermectin overdose leads to serious intoxication SWEDEN: Expert group: Sweden should have face mask requirements HUNGARY: COVID-related conspiracy theories continue to rise ITALY: Italian man wears fake arm to dodge vaccination GERMANY: Virologist gets the title Man of the Year 2021 in survey commissioned by… Playboy! ITALY: Gynaecologist arrested for claiming having sex with him is the special cure against HPV SWEDEN: Lund University researchers found link between belief in astrology and intelligence Finally, if you want a Really Wrong Award of your own, just start injecting thousands of people with your own homemade untested covid-vaccine. That worked for millionaire Doctor(!) Winfried Stöcker. Enjoy! Segments: Intro; Greetings; TWISH; Pontus Pokes The Pope; News; Really Wrong; Quote And Farewell; Outro; Out-Takes;

Capital Record
Episode 46: Market Orthodoxy vs. Market Skepticism

Capital Record

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 70:39


David is joined by Ryan Anderson, president of the Ethics & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Ryan is one of the foremost intellectuals in the country in matters of political philosophy and social thought and has done significant work in applying his disciplines to economic rights. David and Ryan use this podcast time to dive into the present debates about markets prevalent in faith circles, where markets are increasingly looked upon skeptically by those flustered with the state of the culture war. David fears the horse is about to get out of the barn as many of the right's best and brightest abandon faith in markets, and Ryan brings the needed calm, sobriety, and wisdom that this pivotal topic desperately needs.

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#763 – “NOLA, New Hampshire CRT, Abortion Rights Mobilizing Voters, DOJ Sues Tx Over Redistricting, and a Push for Democrats to ACT!”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 58:18


Jesse and Brittany discuss their recent quick trip to New Orleans, listener emails and voicemails related to critical race theory, a new critical race theory bill in New Hampshire, the question of whether abortion rights in this country will mobilize democratic voters for 2022, Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s dismissive approach to a reasonable question about... The post #763 – “NOLA, New Hampshire CRT, Abortion Rights Mobilizing Voters, DOJ Sues Tx Over Redistricting, and a Push for Democrats to ACT!” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

The Atheist Experience
The Atheist Experience 25.49 12-05-2021 with Matt Dillahunty and Genevieve

The Atheist Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 81:46


Welcome back to the Atheist Experience. This week, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Genevieve!First up is Manuel from Puerto Rico who wants to know what our hosts think is the best way to educate yourself and others about critical thinking. The first step is recognizing where we are suspending critical thinking, and then going back through and asking questions that put that previously accepted idea on trial to see whether the belief was truly justified.Next is Setuf from Spain who asks our hosts what the difference is between Speciesism, Racism, & Sexism. All three are biases that are each relevant to the level that they operate at (e.g. Species, Race, and Sex/Gender).Next is Steven from WA who would like advice on how to discern good sources of truth from sources that may have undisclosed conflicts of interest. If we use Matt's definition of “truth” in that it comports with reality, then we can look at a source's track record, their own testing data (if available), as well as any other peer-reviewed sources they used to justify their statement. The truth is unlikely to be found in its entirety within one document or source, so getting multiple quality opinions or sources may help build a better picture.Next up is Joe from OH who thinks Matt is wrong about Doyle's Fallacy. How do we know that we've actually eliminated all other possibilities? Just because something is unlikely doesn't automatically eliminate it from consideration.Up next is Allen from MI who claims that science as a tool cannot investigate God and other non-physical phenomena. Unless we have another tool that allows us to reliably investigate the non-physical, we are not justified in accepting the existence of such phenomena if we actually care about the truth.Next is Michael from CA who believes that free will exists. The topic is complicated, as evidenced by the nearly continuous debate on the subject, as it is often difficult to determine the influences on our decisions such as indoctrinated beliefs, societal culture, and environmental circumstances.Up next is Simo from Canada who asks our hosts if they are compatibilists or “hardcore” determinists. Varying forms of determinism, hard or soft, are true across various definitions of free will. Compatibilist arguments only assert that determinism and free will can both be accepted without being irrational.Our last caller is Aaron from AR who would like advice on setting boundaries with religious family members. Being honest and upfront with family can be tricky to navigate, especially when trying to prevent an escalation. You have just as much right to set the ground rules for their behavior when it comes to raising your child just as they do when it comes to their own.

Talk Heathen
Talk Heathen 05.49 12-05-2021 with JMike and ObjectivelyDan

Talk Heathen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 95:54


Greetings Heathens! We hope to be a sanctuary for you in this chaotic world. In today's episode of Talk Heathen, JMike is joined by ObjectivelyDan.Let's get to calls! Lionel from Mississippi is wondering about what our thoughts on determinism are and has an argument he'd like to run by us. Lionel, thanks for calling in, your call and resulting conversation was interesting. Dave in Oregon has some constructive criticism about a call between Matt Dillahunty and a caller wanting to talk about modal ontological arguments. He attempts to lay out where he thinks there are flaws with the argument and response. Thanks Dave!Dale in California wants to talk about how God is specifically focused on us on Earth in this one Galaxy. Why is this and why is He so concerned about us on this tiny blue marble within the vastness of space? Could there be multiple Gods for the other countless galaxies within the Universe? Returning caller Setuf in Spain is wondering why it is important to be logically consistent. JMike awesomely doesn't let her take the conversation towards morals and applying personal morals. This call is sounding more and more like a trap to talk about morality, and it does skirt that issue a little bit. Interestingly, it also doesn't lead to the abortion talk this time around. Hmmm.Ron in Canada asks how we can objectively (or subjectively) know right or wrong. He then brings up a couple problematic examples to show right and wrong or good and evil. And he can't seem to look beyond his very favorite book ever, the Bible. That's our show for this week, please continue to be safe in your area, wear your mask, and please please PLEASE get vaccinated if you can. The world is better with you in it. See you next week!

The Non-Prophets
The Non-Prophets 20.49 12-05-2021 Nate Smith, Richard Gilliver, Cynthia McDonald, and Teo El Ateo

The Non-Prophets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 79:58


The Non-Prophets, Episode 20.49 airing Sunday, December 5th featuring Nate Smith, Cynthia McDonald, Richard Gilliver, and Mateo “Teo El Ateo” Montero. This week on The Non-Prophets, Nate Smith and his pact of well-seasoned hosts, Cynthia McDonald, Richard Gilliver, and Mateo Montero, open up this week's episode with news from the Philippines of a Megachurch leader being charged with sex trafficking. As the current news cycles, the jury of the NP hosts remains in session as they assess the similarities and differences between the Rittenhouse and Arbery verdicts. **TRIGGER WARNING** A solemn discussion regarding the issues of “thought crimes” in relation to ‘minor-attracted people'. In the final segment, more homophobic rhetoric from Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson… Yes, he really is just the worst. Articles Discussed Segment 1 [4:30]: Sex Traffiking Behind the Pulpit *Suggested article by BrockDaMisanthrope - member of Atheist Community of Discord fan server Main Article: “Megachurch Leader Charged with Sex Traffiking” http://tiny.cc/megachurchtraffiking Segment 2 [26:55]: The Rittenhouse & Arbery Verdicts Main Article: “Warning Against Rittenhouse/Arbery Case Comparison” http://tiny.cc/rittenauberycase Additional References: “Similarities and Differences of Rittenhouse/Arbery Cases” https://thedispatch.com/p/the-similar... https://abc7chicago.com/ahmaud-arbery... Segment 3 [50:30]: Minor-Attracted People Who Aren't Clergy Main Article: “Professor Defends Adults Attracted to Minors” http://tiny.cc/triggerwarningClip from ACA's Secular Sexuality, Episode 8.41, Segment “Thoughts Are Not Crimes” http://tiny.cc/secx841clip Segment 4 [1:09:20]: Mark Robinson is Just the Worst... Main Article: “Mark Robinson on Homosexuality” http://tiny.cc/herestoyoumrrobinson

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture
David Dark / Non-Violent Resistance, Robot Soft Exorcism, and the Blurry Binaries Between Christianity and Culture

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 64:32


"I wrestle not against flesh and blood." (David Dark's Ephesians 6:12 mantra) / According to David Dark (Belmont University), each of us occupy a variety of robots—roles, titles, occupations, institutions, conglomerates, ways of being, social norms, etc.—and these robots exert a cultural force, sometimes benign, but then again, sometimes violently destructive and degrading of human life. And in order to appreciate and honor our shared humanity, those of us in violent, impersonal robot systems need to be softly, humanely, respectfully, lovingly exorcised from those violent systems. David Dark joins Evan Rosa to talk about his idea of "Robot Soft Exorcism"—a metaphor-slash-parable-slash-theory-slash-way-of-life—that he uses to explain and expound non-violent resistance and prophetic witness. Along the way, they discuss the righteous skepticism he was raised on, the blurry secular-sacred divide, how he met Henri Nouwen, the technological ethics of Jacques Ellul, the real meaning of turning the other cheek, and the constant need to divest ourselves of the power of our positions, our titles, our platforms ... our robots.About David DarkDavid Dark is an American writer and cultural critic; and is Assistant Professor of Religion and the Arts at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He's author of several books including, Life's Too Short To Pretend You're Not Religious, The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, The Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons, and The Gospel According To America: A Meditation on a God-blessed, Christ-haunted Idea. Follow him on Twitter @DavidDark or his Substack, Dark MatterShow NotesDavid Dark's Robot Soft Exorcism Twitter Thread: https://twitter.com/DavidDark/status/1012804184868048896Righteous skepticism in David Dark's family historyGodzilla and GodSecular–sacred divide"I don't have to settle for the given dichotomies or dualisms."Daoism, intellectual humility and the meaning of righteous skepticism in southern (fundamentalist) Christian contextThe blurry binaries of Christianity and Pop CultureNashville: "The post-modern Vatican of the prayer trade"Christian music industry in the'80s"One might want to separate Christian marketing from the January 6th attack, but you really can't because association is currency.""On human barnyard"; "there are no unrelated phenomena"On meeting Henri Nouwen and learning the word social justice"There is no non-social justice. Justice is relational."Robot Soft ExorcismEphesians 6:12: "For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."Walter Wink's Powers seriesPower dynamics of 2018's border crisis, separating families at the border, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the Red Hen RestaurantTurning the other cheek; demanding to be punched as an equalDramatizing the conflict as part of the task of prophetic action"Robot soft exorcism is inviting someone to be a human being rather than just being their position."Breaking it down: The Robot PartJacques Ellul and the Technological SocietyUse vs Reception"I think that Twitter can be a wonderful tool. It is the tool upon which I inscribed my Robots Soft Exorcism. But Twitter is also can be a broken fire hydrant of sadness and rage.""I think Ellul said: We speak of a computer as a companion, but a computer is actually a vampire.""What we do with our screens is what we do with our lives. We are never escaping relationship.""[Insert Soul Here]"Philip K. Dick's "disinformation"Beck: "Don't believe everything you breathe."Breaking it down: The Exorcism PartMob Spirit on January 6"Sitting with anger until it becomes sadness." (Sarah Mason)Exorcism as social therapyThoreau: "We all crave reality."Buddhists surrendering a spirit of conflict or difference before partingKarl Barth: If you don't have any solid difference with the person with whom you exchange the peace of Christ, the peace of Christ isn't there because the peace has to overcome some kind of difference."Opinion, Posture, Position: None ever have to be confused with one's identity.U2's "Staring at the Sun": "Armor-plated suits and ties""Sometimes when we skip straight to Christ, we skip over Jesus of Nazareth. I'm not saying we all do that whenever we say Christ, but w if I say Christ enough that I'm not thinking about the sermon on the Mount, that I'm not thinking of the red letter words, Christ can become a kind of personal ghost friend who excuses me from my bad behavior."Divesting ourselves of the power we carry through the worldClaudia Rankin: whiteness as an investment in not-knowingThe centrality of listeningEllul: "Propaganda is monologue and monologue ends when dialogue begins."Breaking it down: The Soft PartCivil Rights Movement is actually the Non-Violent Movement of America"One human exchange at a time."Mantra: "I wrestle not against flesh and blood." (Ephesians 6:12)Rage Against the MachineAdvent/Christmas as the prototypical Robot Soft ExorcismBruce Coburn: "Redemption rips through the surface of time in the cry of a tiny babe.""We're really going against the news cycle if we insist on the meaning of human history being in this manger scene. To be alive to it, to be citizens of a better future than what is being settled for by our robot overlords."Production NotesThis podcast featured author and cultural critic David DarkEdited and Produced by Evan RosaHosted by Evan RosaProduction Assistance by Martin Chan, Nathan Jowers, Natalie Lam, and Logan LedmanA Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/aboutSupport For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#762 – “Pandemic Calm, Five-Point Plan, Chris Cuomo Indefinite Suspension, SCOTUS on Abortion, and Takin' Care of Biz feat. Lesleigh Nurse.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 64:29


Jesse and Brittany discuss their attempts to stay calm in the midst of the continued pandemic, President Biden’s five-point plan to address the new variant, an update to Critical Race Theory Watch given recent attempts to ban books in Tennessee, Chris Cuomo’s indefinite suspension from CNN, oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case... The post #762 – “Pandemic Calm, Five-Point Plan, Chris Cuomo Indefinite Suspension, SCOTUS on Abortion, and Takin’ Care of Biz feat. Lesleigh Nurse.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

COVID NoiseFilter - Doctors Explain the Latest on COVID-19
Ep. 424 - Booster Shots Causing Skepticism, Risks for Unvaccinated Pregnant Women, and A Tough Flu Season

COVID NoiseFilter - Doctors Explain the Latest on COVID-19

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 10:00


Today, in episode 424, our expert Infectious Disease and Community Medicine doctors discuss the latest on COVID-19. We talk about how booster shots are causing skepticism in some anti-vax groups, how the risks of being unvaccinated for pregnant women is far greater than the risks of the COVID vaccine, and how to gear up for a particularly tough flu season. As always, join us for all the COVID-19 information you need, explained in clear terms by health experts. Website: NoiseFilter - Complex health topics explained simply (noisefiltershow.com) Animations: NoiseFilter - YouTube Instagram: NoiseFilter (@noisefiltershow) • Instagram photos and videos Facebook: NoiseFilter Show | Facebook TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@noisefiltershow --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/noisefilter/message

Bill Handel on Demand
The Bill Handel Show - 7a - SCOTUS on Roe v. Wade and Vaccinating Africa

Bill Handel on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 29:09


Bill Handel advises what to watch for as the Supreme Court reconsiders Roe v. Wade. The U.S. appeals court has upheld California's ban on large-capacity firearms magazines. The challenge of overcoming skepticism when it comes to vaccinating Africa. And can former Scientologists take the church to court? Or are religious tribunals the only recourse?

Bad Bets
Enron, Ep 8: Vigilance and Skepticism

Bad Bets

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 32:38


Enron was a giant, and its collapse was historic. The company's downfall disrupted energy markets, pushing other power companies into bankruptcy. It prompted hearings by nearly a dozen congressional committees, and it inspired major legislation-the Sarbanes-Oxley Act-to improve the conduct of corporations and their watchdogs. But were the changes enough to prevent a similar scandal? Could there be another Enron debacle looming? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#761 – “Beatles Shade, Omicron Variant and Fox Conspiracies, MS Abortion SCOTUS Case, Lauren Boebert vs. Ilhan Omar, and Jonathan Karl on Trump 2024.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 61:42


Jesse and Brittany discuss Jesse’s displeasure with the new Beatles documentary, what is next for the former Brunswick DA Jackie Johnson after her mishandling of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, the new Omicron variant, and what it means for the future of the pandemic, Fox News’ disinformation campaign on the new variant, Mississippi’s abortion law going before... The post #761 – “Beatles Shade, Omicron Variant and Fox Conspiracies, MS Abortion SCOTUS Case, Lauren Boebert vs. Ilhan Omar, and Jonathan Karl on Trump 2024.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

The Atheist Experience
The Atheist Experience 25.48 11-28-2021 with Matt Dillahunty and ObjectivelyDan

The Atheist Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 80:57


In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by ObjectivelyDan.First up is Joel from AL who claims they have a philosophical argument that debunks materialism. Apparently there is something below subatomic particles that is spirit rather than material. Don't have evidence to back that up, come back when you do.Next is Andrew from Thailand who believes that because Christianity can offer positive benefits to members or its ideology, that it should still be followed even if it doesn't conform to reality. Once again the subjective issue of filtering out the bad and keeping the good comes into play, especially when those same moral positions can be reached via other non-christian belief systems.Up next is Jacob from AL who accepts creation as a part of deism. If you don't have any evidence that draws the connection between human language and a god, then belief in that connection is unwarranted.Next is Setuf, le sigh...sure it is... from Spain who claims that Matt is irrational. Once again, the caller wants to moan about Matt's position on abortion and his use of the violinist analogy. Go away.Marlon from the Philippines is back with some sweet new claims. Animals doing cool things is proof of god, somehow. Do we ever find out how? Find out next time on “Storytime With Marlon.”Next is Kevin from NY who wants to know what the problem is with the second premise of the Kalam? The Kalam has two premises that both need to be demonstrated to be true, and even once that's happened, it still doesn't support the existence of a God.Next is Billy from the UK who feels that many conversations between atheists and theists get derailed by the atheist's focus on the definition of God. Having a clear definition for the specific god being talked about is important so that the conversation stays relevant to the actual beliefs being discussed.Next is Phil from HI who asks our hosts if modern magicians can replicate the magic used in the biblical stories. While there are tricks that can replicate the illusion, there isn't any reason to believe that there are any magicians actually using magic to do those tricks.Michael from TN is up next and claims that DMT and its common experiences among users is evidence of experiencing another reality.Our final caller is Tomas from CA who wants to know how Christianity managed to become as influential as it has throughout history, from when it first emerged through today.

Talk Heathen
Talk Heathen 05.48 11-28-2021 with JMike and Matt Dillahunty

Talk Heathen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 75:55


In today's episode of the Talk Heathen, our host JMike is joined by Matt Dillahunty who is eager and ready for theist calls.Our first caller, Cambo in IA, has an opinion on one party rule being a problem with communism, not atheism as Christians tend to believe. First of all, communism is not morally bad and secondly, atheism does not lead to communism. Outside of regimes where religion is banned and the state is the official religion, communism is more of a boogeyman than anything else.Next is Kevin in NY who wants to discuss how biblical scholars have omitted information such as the authors borrowing from other sources. For instance, as one reads through Peter II and Jude, some of the verses fit together. That is just your opinion; where is the evidence? Thinking something is not justification for it being true. When you read a text, it can be interpreted a number of different ways. If somebody else uses a different method than you, and comes to a different conclusion, how do we know who is right? We are not interested in a book report but rather knowing if god is real.Next we have Leon in the UK who is thinking about the definition of agnosticism reflecting high level skepticism resulting in flip flopping on the god belief. Agnostic doesn't mean you waffle and this is not what is meant when academics use the term. Leon also does not want to donate his body after death because that would be the only part of him left and he wonders if on some level, he still believes in the afterlife. If you are dead, you are not going to know what happens to it. Would you donate a kidney to a sibling when you are alive?Tania in TX would like to know if the hosts or other atheists hold any supernatural beliefs. People come to her with problems because they think she is psychic. Put your foot down with these people and let them know you can't attribute your ability to help to anything supernatural. We live our lives by inference and induction and that is how “intuition” is trained. ESP, a testable thing, has never been demonstrated to exist. Before we can worry about whether something is natural or not, we need to first learn if there is an effect. Atheists who claim these things have bad standards of evidence. What can be used to prove these things independent of the claims?Christina in LA was a Pentecostle who is now an atheist and calls herself an angel who has raised the dead and read minds when she would speak in tongues. Matt pulled a card from a deck and asked her what card it was. She guessed a black queen card but it was a nine of spades.Thank you viewers for tuning in today and thank you to the paramedics and front line workers. The variants are changing! Take care everybody!

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#760 – “Thanks is Given – 7th Annual Listener Submitted Messages of Gratitude!”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 62:08


Jesse and Brittany discuss good news stories and play listener-submitted messages of thanks, as well as share their own message of thanks.  SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON: http://www.TeamDollemore.com NEW MERCH AVAILABLE AT: http://www.dollemore.info  Support the show with CRYPTOCURRENCY – https://dollemore.com/support-show-w-crypto/  Join the private Facebook listener group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1770575259637583  Send a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes to (657) 464-7609. Show Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtPodcast... The post #760 – “Thanks is Given – 7th Annual Listener Submitted Messages of Gratitude!” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#759 – “Negative Nancies, Boosters!, Build Back Better, Backsliding Democracy, and Conflicts at Fox News.”

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 68:50


Jesse and Brittany discuss the reactions to the news that they are moving to Washington DC, listener emails and voicemails related to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and the impact of gun culture on young people, COVID boosters, and what to expect for holidays, the Build Back Better bill and benefits for the wealthy, the United... The post #759 – “Negative Nancies, Boosters!, Build Back Better, Backsliding Democracy, and Conflicts at Fox News.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.