Monthly Archives: November 2008

Show 284: Reinventing Thanksgiving w/ Arnell Dowret and Barry Schwartz

Reinventing Thanksgiving- Counting Our Blessings- and Seeing Reality Thanksgiving is a holiday rife with problems- historical revisionism, and denial, not to mention bizarre fetishistic overeating and gallinaceous debauchery.  In addition to nausea, the most common response to Thanksgiving among progressives … Continue reading

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Special Repeat: An Interview with Alfie Kohn

Special Re-airing of an Interview with Alfie Kohn Beyond the majority of narrow faith-based and traditional thinking about want motivates humans to learn about, and contribute to the world around them, what we find is that much of the way … Continue reading

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Show 283: “After Atheism… Humanism?” A Chat with Mark Vernon

“After Atheism… Humanism?” In ‘After Atheism,’ Mark Vernon confronts the lust for certainty found in the dogmatism of conservative religion and militant science. He believes that a committed even passionate agnosticism is vital for the future of our planet and … Continue reading

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Show 282: Ann Druyan on Carl Sagan and Cosmos II

Contemplating the infinite; while firmly committed to defeating our bias, knowing ourselves and our universe through an evidence based lens- No one’s ever conveyed these essential ideas, more powerfully than the late Dr. Carl Sagan. For 20 years Ann Druyan … Continue reading

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Show 281: “Beyond the ‘New Atheism’: Religion and Politics Worldwide” II

Part 2 of 2 of “Beyond the ‘New Atheism’: Religion and Politics Worldwide” w/ Ronald Inglehart and David Sloan Wilson For this discussion, we were joined by social scientist Ronald Inglehart and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson. Part one aired … Continue reading

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