Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Atheist Experience #637: The Argument from Ignorance

Don and Matt shoot holes in the (lame) argument from ignorance logical fallacy.



The Atheist Experience TV Show
#637: The Argument from Ignorance
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-host: Don Baker
27. December 2009

Tsunami: Where Was God? (Richard Dawkins)

Clips featuring Richard Dawkins from the Channel 4 documentary 'Tsunami: Where Was God?' that was originally broadcast on 25th December 2005 - one year after the Indian Ocean earthquake / tsunami disaster.



7pm Sunday 27th December 2009 Channel 4

Kenyan elders killed in witch-hunt

Dozens of villagers in the Kenyan district of Kisii are falling prey to superstitious groups accusing them of witchcraft.



The poverty-stricken district, known as Kenya's sorcery belt, has seen an increase in mob attacks on individuals and even killings.

Three months ago, a group of youths tortured five suspected witches before setting them on fire.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Kisii.

"Catholic Hospitals" Might Lose Their Title for Supporting Healthcare Bill

FOX News with Father Jonathan Morris



Aired December 27, 2009 on FOX News

James Randi the Chimera and Parapsychology

James Randi lecture



Recorded: 2000
Location: California IT
Lecture: Chasing the Chimera

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Six FFRF Signs Censored in Las Vegas

A kind donor paid for 10 solstice signs to adorn the city of Las Vegas this December, which, in addition to the six censored "Yes, Virginia..." signs, included two that said "Heathen's Greetings" and two with the message "Reason's Greetings."



Support Freedom From Religion Foundation

Ricky Gervais - You Gotta Love God!

A short clip from Ricky Gervais' stand-up show "Fame", where he turns his comic attention to the world of the celebrity and everything that fame can bring, both good and bad.

Bertrand Russell on religion

Nobel Prize-winning philosopher/mathematician, Bertrand Russell, explains why he does not believe in God.



CBC TV Retro Bites

Official Vatican Newspaper Under Fire for Endorsing 'The Simpsons'



Aired December 27, 2009 on FOX News with Father Jonathan Morris

Monday, December 28, 2009

he Taliban's War on Women's Education



Aired December 16, 2009 on BBC World News "Hunger to Learn"

Laura Ingraham vs. Devout Atheist

Laura Ingraham talks to devout atheist, Annie Laurie Gaylor, about her groups (Freedom from Religion Foundation) new ad campaign in Las Vegas, as well as other topics.



December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Is the Religious Lobby Ethical?

Critics say political lobbyists working for religious groups blur the line between church and state. Kate Bolduan reports.



Aired December 24, 2009 on CNN

Christmas unWrapped- The History of Christmas

People all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th. But why is the Nativity marked by gift giving, and was He really born on that day? And just where did the Christmas tree come from? Take an enchanting tour through the history of this beloved holiday and trace the origins of its enduring traditions. Journey back to the earliest celebrations when the infant religion embraced pagan solstice festivals like the Roman Saturnalia and turned them into a commemoration of Jesus' birth. Learn how Prince Albert introduced the Christmas tree to the English-speaking world in 1841, and discover how British settlers in the New World transformed the patron saint of children into jolly old St. Nick.



This documentary explores the origin of Christmas and how it came to be the way we know it today. The documentary also incites the thought as to how Christmas is on one hand a result of social, cultural, and political influences (hence somewhat obscuring the apparent purpose of the festival: Christ's Mass), and on the other hand a influence over people's lives (particularly consumerism).

Happy Chimpmas!



December 25, 2009 on CNN

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bill Bailey - Lunge wildly at the Pope

Part of Bill Bailey's top 50 (or 67) things to do before you die.

We Are Descendants of Human Beings, Jews Brothers of Apes and Pigs

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Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani: Against the backdrop of this campaign, Darwin's evolutionists began to rely on illusions, which they present as evidence. They said: "Look! Your body has vestigial organs that you inherited from your ancestors, the apes." God help us! Our ancestors were not apes. Their ancestors may have been apes, but ours were human beings.

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[The Darwinists] say: "Look at this creature. We found it in a lower stratum, and we found this more developed [creature] in a higher stratum." Okay, let's say people come after us, and find archeological remains of a handcart. Then they find bicycle in the stratum above it. Then, in the stratum above that, they find a motorbike, and in the stratum above that, they find a car. "Aha! We have discovered how the car developed and where it came from. The car used to be a handcart. Then there were natural developments and bla bla... and it turned into a bicycle, and there were other conditions, and it turned into a motorbike and from a motorbike, it turned into a car. Look how it developed." Can anybody accept such logic? If there was really such a sequence, it proves that this creature came after that one, but not that it developed from it. There is a difference between the two.

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We must not rule out the possibility that Darwin had hidden psychological feelings. Darwin was reviled just like the Jews, who are told: "You are the brothers of apes and pigs." Allah transformed the Israelites who rebelled against him into apes and pigs, and it has become a curse used against them. Perhaps Darwin was upset and wanted to say to people: "You are all apes and pigs. It's not just us." Therefore, we can see that this theory is not based on sound foundations, and does not have sufficient proof. So today, it is considered to be a theory which used to be prevalent, but which lost many of its supporters, who renounced it, and which has become like a past legend.

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What remains for us to say is that the principle in which they believe is the principle of coincidence. The whole business happened by coincidence. If you said that a book could be created by coincidence, nobody on the face of the earth would accept it. Moreover, an Islamic scholar said: "If we took a million apes with a million typewriters, and these million apes were to type for a million years would a poem by [Egyptian poet] Ahmed Shawqi accidentally be created?" What is this? This is something that science, reason, and truth cannot accept.

December 6, 2009 on Al-Aqsa TV

Evolution in Action

Central Africa's roiling, rapid Lower Congo River is home to an extraordinary assortment of fish—many truly bizarre. This new video by Science Bulletins, the American Museum of Natural Historys current-science video program, features Museum scientists on a quest to understand why so many species have evolved here.



Follow Curator of Ichthyology Melanie Stiassny and her team as they search the Lower Congo Rivers mysterious depths for an evolutionary driver.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Master Plan

The Master Plan is a feature film about Christian youth culture in suburban America, and a teen girl’s struggle with evangelical Christianity.



The Master Plan features Sarah Mahoney, Heidi Van Horne, Virginia Wilcox, Nicole Mosbacher and Sabin Rich. It was written and directed by Aron Campisano.

A Colbert Christmas: Toby Keith Sings

Toby Keith has a remedy for the War on Christmas. (3:14)

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Sunday, November 23, 2008 on Commedy Central, The Colbert Report

Pope Knocked Down at Christmas Mass

A woman jumped the barriers in St. Peter's Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday. 2 Americans, Marybeth Burns and Steve Burns, captured that moment on their cameras.

Atheists SECRETLY believe in Yahweh

Some imaginary things aren't worth speaking out against, but some most definitely are.

Richard Dawkins: Open Your Eyes

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with colour, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked -- as I am surprisingly often -- why I bother to get up in the mornings. To put it the other way round, isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be a part of it?



"There is an anaesthetic of familiarity, a sedative of ordinariness which dulls the senses and hides the wonder of existence. For those of us not gifted in poetry, it is at least worth while from time to time making an effort to shake off the anaesthetic. What is the best way of countering the sluggish habitutation brought about by our gradual crawl from babyhood? We can't actually fly to another planet. But we can recapture that sense of having just tumbled out to life on a new world by looking at our own world in unfamiliar ways."
Richard Dawkins (Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder)

"More poignant for us, at Laetoli in Tanzania are the companionable footprints of three real hominids, probably Australopithecus afarensis, walking together 3.6 million years ago in what was then fresh volcanic ash. Who does not wonder what these individuals were to each other, whether they held hands or even talked, and what forgotten errand they shared in a Pliocene dawn?"
(The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

James Randi Scientists Fooled by a Match Box Trick

Critical Thinking

A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.

James Randi - We All Make Assumptions

Recorded: 2000 Location: California IT Lecture: Chasing the Chimera

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mr Deity and the Magic, Part Deux

Mr. Deity thinks he's finally proved the existence of other magical beings.

Atheist Experience #636: The Reason for the Season

Jen and Matt talk about the real reason for the season.



The Atheist Experience TV Show
#636: The Reason for the Season
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-host: Jen Peeples
2009-12-20

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Texas historian: Evolution is an established fact

Professor Abigail Lustig of UT gives the board a history lesson on evolution--and details the consensus surrounding evolution. "I'm not a scientist. I'm a historian" says Lustig. "It was clear to all reputable biologists as early as 1873 that evolution was a fact, whatever the mechanism."

Dual Holiday Displays Coexist in Raleigh's Moore Square

RALEIGH For the past several years, a Nativity scene has gone up in downtown Raleighs Moore Square during the holiday season depicting the birth of Jesus Christ.

But this year it has company. The Triangle Freethought Society, which is made up of atheists, non-theists and free thinkers, unveiled a winter solstice display marking the shortest and darkest day of the year, which lands on Dec. 21. Winter solstice typically marks the middle of winter with celebrations by ancient cultures around the world.



We felt it was important to have a counterbalance to that display this year, so we put a winter solstice display together, said Mark Zumbach, president of the Triangle Freethought Society. Our goal is to point out there are multiple reasons for celebrating the season.

Richard Dawkins on Elders with Andrew Denton

Richard Dawkins is the essence of scientific reason, an evolutionary biologist, a best-selling author, and strident atheist. He's been declared one of the most influential - and provocative - thinkers of our time.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ask a Correspondent - The End of the World 2012

Smith1234 asks The Daily Show correspondents if they think the world will end in 2012.

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Great Issues Forum: What Is Religion?

Summary
The Forum's year-long exploration of religion launches with a program featuring distinguished philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett and noted evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson.



They are joined by additional participants to discuss questions such as: What is the nature and purpose of religion? Is it a product of our evolution and something we can now do without? Is it a system of belief and practice that humans require in order to build communities and construct meaning for their lives? What in human make-up renders religion possible? How has religious belief developed and changed over the years, and how does it continue to do so?

Daniel Dennett, John F. Haught, William P. Kelly

The Known Universe (video)

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang.

Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.



The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.

Atheist Experience #635: Live Calls

The Atheist Experience TV Show
#635: Live Calls
Host: Russell Glasser
Co-host: Martin Wagner
2009-12-13

Martin and Russell take all callers.


The Atheist Experience TV Show is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin.

The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jesus killed Santa

One Nipomo man's holiday decorations has his neighbors banding together to get it removed.

The display is of Jesus and Santa, the two icons of Christmas. However, Jesus is holding a shotgun over the dead body of Santa Claus (father Christmas).



Neighbors want the display taken down citing that there are children in the neighborhood and they find it disturbing. "I know its freedom of speech, but it's pretty disturbing and there are lots of children, that's our main concern," says neighbor Susana Cruz.

The artist, Ron Lake says that it represents the commercialism of Christmas.

Lake also says that his display it is a work of art and open to interpretation. "You can tell your kids and make it as if there's a Santa Claus, and let them believe all that, but you can't explain these things or ignore this thing. I don't get it," says Lake.

Terry Pratchett 'I'd Rather Be a Rising Ape Than a Fallen Angel'

At the Guardian Book Club, bestselling author Terry Pratchett gives his views on science and religion.



Source: guardian.co.uk

Oral Roberts finally dead

One of the first of the televangelists, Oral Roberts, has died at 91. Roberts used TV to raise spirits, raise money, and once even claimed to raise the dead. Don Teague has the story.



CBS News December 15, 2009

Hungry Beast promotes Jesus Christ

There is no such thing as evolution. God created everything cause he's a super pimp. Hungry Best helps Kirk Cameron in how to reach students.



Aired December 2, 2009 on ABC's Hungry Beast

Michael Shermer Debunks James Van Praagh & Psychics

Michael Shermer explains how psychic James Van Praagh appears to talk to the dead by using such mentalism tricks as cold reading and hot reading.

Mr Deity and the Wrong Number

Attempting to show Larry his new "Speed Dial" app, Mr. Deity gets a wrong number.

DNA test of Jesus blood examined

Friday, December 18, 2009

Charles Anderson discovers dragonflies that cross oceans

While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.

Religious Delusion May Be Hazardous To Your Health Care

Rachel Maddow looks at portest lead by Christian Lou Engle to stop healt care by pryer. With senetor Jim Demint (SR), Michele Bachmann (Minnesota)



Aired on The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, December 17, 2009

People are terrified of mythology

Interview with Dr Devdutt Pattanaik, Author of '7 Secrets from Hindu Calendar Art' (Westland), Chief Belief Officer, The Future Group.



April 22, 2009

Atheists Can't Think For Themselves!

I prove that being a Christian requires constant thinking, while being an atheist sheep does not. This explains why athiest are the dumbest people God ever created!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Inside Intelligent Design: Genie Scott and Daniel Dennett

Dr. Scott and Dr. Daniel C Dennett (philosopher, Tufts University) tackle the issue of intelligent design from their different perspectives. Video courtesy: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, from the 74th Symposium.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

O'Reilly and Coulter on ACLU's Holiday Display at Illinois State Capitol



Aired December 15, 2009 on FOX News

Bible Reading Removed From Town's Holiday Celebrations



December 14, 2009 on FOX & Friends

Howard Stern Show interview with Snoop Dogg

The "musician" and pornprocucer Snoop Dogg on Howard Stern Show. Snoop Dogg is a Muslim.

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December 14, 2009

"God" Tales Of Mere Existence

This video is not intended to insult anyone's religion, nor is it an attempt to discredit religious beliefs. It is merely one persons thoughts and questions about the topic of religion. This video as well as other episodes of "Tales Of Mere Existence" will be featured on the second season of the "Cut Up" television program on the French ARTE channel in spring 2010.

"I have never figured out if I believe in God or not..."


Made by AgentXPQ

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Atheists Banned From Public Office in 7 State Constitutions

Cecil Bothwell, atheist, elected to city council in Asheville, NC, challenged on his atheism to be removed from office.

This video is from the Rachel Maddow Show. With Katy Parker from North Carolina ACLU

North Carolina: So help me ...


The Constitution of the United States: Article. VI.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.




Aired on December 14, 2009 on MSNBC

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Timo Maas remix)

Dad Barred From Taking His "Jewish Baby" To Church

A father has been hit with an unusual restraining order: Keep his daughter away from any religion that is not Jewish. After the girl's parents split up, the father went to a Catholic church and had the girl baptized.



December 12, 2009 on CBS News

What is sinful according to Swedish Pentecostal teens?

Swedish Pentecostal teens and their youth pastor give their opinions about what is sinful.
All of them are members of the same Pentecostal church in UmeƄ (North Sweden).

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tim Minchin - White Wine In The Sun

Tim Minchin preforms "White Wine In The Sun" live

Substance dualism

Since ancient times, many attempts have been made to account for the relationship between mind and body. This video examines the inherent flaws in the philosophy of substance dualism, along with some of the fallacious reasoning often put forward to support it.

Johnny Cash - Personal jesus

Survey Finds 65% Mix Christianity With New Age Beliefs

Elements of Eastern faiths and New Age thinking have been widely adopted by 65% of U.S. adults, including many who call themselves Protestants and Catholics, according to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released Wednesday.



Aired December 13, 2009 on FOX News

New Jersey Church Mixes Football With Faith

December 12, 2009 on Red Eye with Father Jonathan Morris and Ann CoulterDecember 12, 2009 on Red Eye with Father Jonathan Morris and Ann Coulter



Father Knows Best: New Jersey Church Mixes Football With Faith

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Why we believe what we believe

Exploring the psychology of religion.

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Congressman Henry Brown to Introduce "Stand Up for Christmas" Bill

Patriots & Pinheads



December 10, 2009

Why all the fuss about evolution?

Dr. Genie Scott gives Fresno State students the 411 on how evolution works, from cells to cetaceans, and why creationists continue to attack evolution.

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N.Y. Church Torched; Satanic Graffiti Smeared on Walls

The pastor of a Bronx church is mystified after someone torched the church and smeared Satanic and anti-Christian graffiti on its walls.



Associated Press December 10, 2009

O'Reilly: Should We Burn These People At The Stake?



December 10, 2009 on FOX News

Friday, December 11, 2009

Jill O'Really's War On Christmas

Jill O'Really gives an update on her war on Christmas, led by Santa and Frosty the Snowman.



Foxxy News

Forcint Retailers to Include Christmas

Holy Cow! Calf Born With Special Marking

It's not unusual for cows to have markings on their bodies, but a calf born in northeast Connecticut about a week ago has a spot that's being called divine.



By Associated Press December 08, 2009

Rachel Maddow takes down gay-to-straight conversion seminarist Richard Cohen

Rachel factually destroys a man whose teachings have essentially been debunked by essentially all national (and even state) psychological associations and associated peer-reviewed assessments.



Debate between Christopher Hitchens and Rabbi David Wolpe

Brockport Student Government sponsored a historic debate between Christopher Hitchens and Rabbi David Wolpe, moderated by BSG Vice President, Nathan Herbert, on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 at The College at Brockport on the question: "Why Does God Matter?". The debate filled the venue to capacity with nearly seven hundred attendants.

The Tetris God

When there was only one place for the piece to go... that's when He carried you.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

In a Horizon special, naturalist David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis.

In his lengthy career, David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven billion. He reflects on the profound effects of this rapid growth, both on humans and the environment.

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While much of the projected growth in human population is likely to come from the developing world, it is the lifestyle enjoyed by many in the West that has the most impact on the planet. Some experts claim that in the UK consumers use as much as two and a half times their fair share of Earth's resources.

Sir David examines whether it is the duty of individuals to commit not only to smaller families, but to change the way they live for the sake of humanity and planet Earth.

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Aired 12-9-09 on BBC Two

Andy Schlafly on the Colbert Report about the Bible

Andy Schlafly invites the best of the public to translate the Bible on Conservapedia.

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From the Colbert Report December 8, 2009

Scientology Sucks

NYC Anonymous is happy to present to you the Scientology Sucks Prank Contest! Anybody can enter to win a cash prize for submitting a video of a prank on the Church of Scientology.



Scientology Sucks

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Why Does God Matter?

Why does god matter? Christopher Hitchens explains why the concept of gods is important.

Evolution: How We Know it Happened & Why it Matters

THE HOTTEST CULTURAL CONTROVERSY OF 2005 was the Intelligent Design challenge to the theory of evolution, being played out in classrooms and courtrooms across America.

The crux of the argument made by proponents of Intelligent Design is that the theory of evolution is in serious trouble. They claim that the evidence for evolution is weak, the gaps in the theory are huge, and that these flaws should be taught to students. In this brilliant synthesis of scientific data and theory, Occidental College geologist, paleontologist, and evolutionary theorist Dr. Donald Prothero will present the best evidence we have that evolution happened, why Darwins theory still matters, and what the real controversies are in evolutionary biology

Into by Michael Shermer

Evolution: How We Know it Happened & Why it Matters (with Dr Donald Prothero)



Dr. Donald Prothero teaches Physical and Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology, and Paleontology. His specialties are mammalian paleontology and magnetic stratigraphy of the Cenozoic. His current research focuses on the dating of the climatic changes that occurred between 30 and 40 million years ago, using the technique of magnetic stratigraphy.

He is the author of "Evolution of the Earth," "Bringing Fossils to Life," "After the Dinosaurs," "Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals," and the textbook "Sedimentary Geology."

FOX News: War on religion

Fox and Frieds segment: War on religion? Grounp launches anti-god campaign

Anti-god ads?


Aired December 6, 2009 on FOX & Friends with Father Jonathan Morris

Harlan Ellison on God

The writer Harlan Ellison discusses his views on god and religion in the documentary 'Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Sharp Teeth.

The Infinite Monkey Cage: part 2 - 7 December 2009

Series in which physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science.

Robin and Brian are joined by alien abduction expert Jon Ronson and Seth Shostack from the SETI Institute in California to discuss science conspiracies, UFOs and the search for ET.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rick Warren: I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist



Aired by Fox News December 7, 2009 on Fox & Friends

A.C. Grayling Is Atheism the New Fundamentalism

A.C. Grayling at Intelligence² Debate: Is Atheism the New Fundamentalism?

Atheist Experience #634: Viewer Calls

The Atheist Experience TV Show
#634: Viewer Calls
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-host: Jeff Dee
2009-12-06



Matt and Jeff take all callers.

Randion Uni Geller Reversal



December 07, 2009

More on Uri Geller “psychic superstar”

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christopher Hitchens at Intelligence² Debate

The motion under debate: "The Catholic Church is a force for good in the world."

Christopher Hitchens UNEDITED VERSION


Glenn Beck: 'Let's Tear Down The Fictional Wall That Separates Church & State

James Randi and Thought Transference

A 'psychic researcher' demonstrates a device which he claims can detect thought transmissions and fails to show that it has any effect whatsoever.



From episode 6 of 'James Randi - Psychic Investigator' (1991)

Sarah Palin is interviewed on Godly Leadership

Sarah Palin is interviewed for BGEA while visiting Rev. Billy Graham last week in North Carolina. She argcues the importance of Godly leadership.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bill O'Reilly: Atheists Are Jealous Of The Holiday

Bill O'Reilly, "I think you are crazy."



Aired December 3, 2009 on FOX News

Don't Diss Darwin!

Creationist Ray Comfort is giving away a "special" version of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species", complete with a "special" introduction.

Before you pick up this book, watch our safety video!


By the Don't Diss Darwin Institute

Bill O'Reilly: Christmas Craziness - School Bans Religious Symbols

"Weird 25%" Support Banning of Religious Symbols from Scool's Holiday Gift Room



December 4, 2009 on FOX News. Bill O'Reilly: Christmas Craziness - School Bans Religious Symbols from Holiday Gift Room

The Battle for Israel's Soul

Unreported World travels to Israel to reveal how the rapid growth of Jewish "fundamentalists" is creating tension within Israeli society and endangering any negotiations on a peace deal with the Palestinians. Reporter Evan Williams and director Alex Nott visit the Mea Sharim district of Jerusalem, the heartland of ultra-Orthodox Jews known as the Haredi, or "those who fear God".

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Creationism: Still Crazy After All These Years

Eugenie Scott's presentation at the AAI 2009 Convention in Burbank, California. Scott is the head of the National Center for Science Education, which works to protect the teaching of Evolution in American school.



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Dinesh D'Souza - Life After Death

Greta Van Susteren talks to Author, Dinesh D'Souza, about his new book, Life After Death: The Evidence. LOL

Jesus in an Iron

A Massachusetts woman was down on her luck as an image of Jesus under her iron came just in time. They hope the iron can bring the holiday spirit to others as it has to them.

Farmer Discovers 'Holy' Egg

Farmer Pam Norrell found a unique cross-shaped marking on one of the eggs laid by her chickens. Norrell calls it a miracle, KTVT's Melissa Newton reports.

Sam Harris at Idea CIty 2005

Sam Harris gives a brief speech of the ideas expressed in his book, "The End of Faith".

Friday, December 4, 2009

Switzerland vote to ban Minarets

Switzerland vote to ban Minarets due to growing Islamification.



Switzerland's vote to outlaw the construction of new minarets on mosques sparks a wave of international criticism.


Paul Chapman reports.

Destroyng Darwins Theory

A Muslim tries to destroy Darwins theory ... by debungning that the Eearth dos not fall down... I know wright :-)



As you know, Venus is closer to the Earth than Mars.

Virgin Mary in a Pancake

A Pancake is bringing peace to one Glendale, Arizona woman, who made a pancake that resembled the Virgin Mary and is now keeping it safe in her freezer.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Former cosmologist Dara O'Briain and Dr Alice Roberts join physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince for a witty, irreverant and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science. They'll be asking why so many comedians seem to start life as scientists, and begin their quest to put science at the heart of popular culture.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Why Evolution is True

Dr. Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, offers his views on evolution during the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Science Night Wednesday, September 9, 2009.



The presenation was part of the series "Darwin 1809-1859-2009" commemorating the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the sesquicentennial of the publication of "Origin of Species.

Friend Convinced Wash. Shooter Was Jesus

Authorities say the man accused of killing 4 police officers had visions that he was Christ. This video, taken at a party for a minister, shows Maurice Clemmons and a friend trying to convince people that God called Clemmons to attend the event.



Associated Press December 01, 2009

Richard Dawkins: Seven Wonders of the World

Richard Dawkins explains his picks for the seven wonders of the world in this program from 1997.

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Canadian bishop charged with child pornography

Authorities say a Roman Catholic Bishop who oversaw his diocese's settlement with victims of sex abuse is facing child pornography charges.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Brigdit Leger confimer the charges against Bishop Raymond Lahey on Wednesday.



The accusations stem from the bishop's arrest following a random search of his laptop computer at Ottawa's airport earlier this month.
Lahey didn't mention the arrest when he resigned as bishop of the diocese of Antigonish in Canada's province of Nova Scotia this past weekend. Lahey said he was leaving for personal reasons.

Lahey recently oversaw a $15-million Canadian (US$14 million) settlement with people who said they had been sexually abused by priests dating back to 1950.

Bentham Lecture 2009 with Richard Reeves

"The Strange Rebirth of Liberalism" - The British Humanist Association's annual Bentham Lecture in University College London. Richard Reeves, the Director of the think-tank Demos, made the case that true liberalism the liberalism of Mill is not the problem, but the solution to the moral and societal problems facing us today.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

D. M. Bennett and Green-Wood Cemetery

After Bennett's death in 1882, supporters sought to inter -- and memorialize -- him in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, the final resting place of many of the most distinguished and notorious nineteenth century Americans. Religious conservatives objected, and controversy followed.

A House Divided

For a unified body, the church has an awful lot of divisions, disagreements and doctrinal "don'ts." In this short video, we explore "A House Divided."

Infidel Abroad

Following his release from prison for violating the Comstock Laws, supporters sent atheist publisher and activist D. M. Bennett traveling around the world.. His journeys, documented from his own substantial writings, show Bennett's stature among freethinkers and reformers worldwide.

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