Turning the magnifying glass on to ideas, claims, devices and beliefs.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Michael Shermer at Fargo Freethought
You see yours truly with Michael Shermer at the Free thought Convention in Fargo. Michael gave a good talk about his new book "the Believing Brain". In the background you can see the theologian Robert Price, an author, member of the faculty of a seminary.
March Quote: Education on the value of free speech and the other freedoms reserved by the Bill of Rights, about what happens when you don't have them, and about howto exercise and protect them, should be an essential prerequisite for being an American citizen-or indeed a citizen of any nation, the more so to the degree that such rights remain unprotected. If we can't think for ourselves, if we're unwilling to question authority, then we're just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us. (Carl Sagan, Demon Haunted World)
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THE JOURNEY TO PARADISE
A novel exploring the idea of what if you wished that there was no science. A combination of "Conn. Yankee in King Arthurs Court" and "Inherit the Wind". If interested in buying the book it can be purchased at one of the below links.