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Show 569: The Big Picture w/Sean Carroll

This week we will be acheterdufrance.com speaking with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Sean Carroll who returns to the show to discuss his new book, The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. His book is … Continue reading

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Show 548: Thomas Levenson on “The Hunt for Vulcan”

Thomas Levenson on “The Hunt for Vulcan” It was believed for decades that our Solar System had an extra planet, closer to the Sun than Mercury: the planet Vulcan. The planet doesn’t exist, of course, but it took quite a … Continue reading

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Show 538: “Peer Reviewed!” w/Sabine Hossenfelder

“Peer Reviewed!” w/Sabine Hossenfelder What is Science? Why is the peer review process important for keeping science the most reliable method for gaining knowledge on how things really are? Is science’s success best understood through the sensational discoveries we learn … Continue reading

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Show 533: Goodbye God? w/ Sean Michael Wilson

Goodbye God? We will speak with comic-book author Sean Michael Wilson, whose graphic novel “Goodbye God?” takes readers on a tour of many of the issues surrounding religion and the consequences of belief. Wilson explores the creationism/evolution controversy, ultimately showing … Continue reading

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Show 528: YouTuber “Evid3nc3” (Chris Redford), on his evolution from Evangelical Christian to Secular Humanist

  To many non-believers, especially those who don’t come from a religious background, it’s hard to understand how intelligent, rational people can believe in Christianity or in the god it espouses. Chris Redford – known on YouTube as Evid3nc3 – … Continue reading

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Show 511: Consciousness and the Social Brain

Consciousness and the Social Brain w/ Michael Graziano What is consciousness and how can a brain, a mere collection of neurons, create it? The human brain has evolved a complex circuitry that allows it to be socially intelligent. This social … Continue reading

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Show 507: Patricia Churchland

Patricia Churchland: Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain The human experience, and the ‘self’, is so rich it must be produced by some transcendent being, some ultimate self that goes beyond the physical body, or so it is claimed.  … Continue reading

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Show 499: Theoretical cosmologist, Sean Carroll

Theoretical cosmologist, Sean Carroll On today’s ETFF, Sean Carroll will discuss with us the nature of time and space, and some of the newest ideas in modern theoretical cosmology and physics. He will also discuss time travel, the god hypothesis, … Continue reading

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Show 495: Science, Science Fiction, and the Future of Humanity

Science, Science Fiction, and the Future of Humanity w/ Christopher L. Bennett Advances in technology have already allowed us to achieve remarkable things, from the internet to space travel to medical technology, all of which would likely have been considered … Continue reading

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Show 492: Fund Drive Hour; Dr. Joe Graves, Jr.

Fund Drive Hour; Dr. Joe Graves, Jr. February 12th is Darwin Day, and February is both Darwin Month (for celebrators), and Black History Month. For this special fund-drive edition of Equal Time for Freethought, we will be joined by Dr. … Continue reading

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