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  1. Andrew Skolnick, Executive Director of the Commission for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health, is a nationally renowned science journalist who has won numerous national awards and honors for his reporting in biology, medicine, and human rights. Among those honors are Amnesty International USA's Spotlight on Media Award; World Hunger Year's Harry Chapin Award for Impact on Hunger and Poverty; the John P. McGovern Medal from the American Medical Writers Association; and a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. For nearly a decade, he served as an associate news editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been published in Smithsonian, Natural History, Ranger Rick Nature Magazine, National Geographic World, The New York Times, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and many other publications. In this interview, he discusses the dangers of alternative medicine, including unregulated dietary supplements, homeopathy, and more. Also, in the second of a two part interview entitled The Real War on Christmas, Tom Flynn, editor of Free Inquiry magazine, urges listeners to wage an actual war on Christmas, in defense of America's religious diversity and the rights of nonbelievers. Point of Inquiry contributer Lauren Becker offers some insight into the recent ruling in the Dover Pennsylvania Intelligent Design case. Finally, In Ben Radford's regular commentary, Media Mythmakers, he discusses recent terror hoaxes. View the full article
  2. Russell Glasser and Jeff Dee. Anti-Reason Themes In Narnia. Jeff takes on some of the anti-intellectual themes in The Chronicles of Narnia. View the full article
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  5. Joe Nickell, Senior Research Fellow for CSICOP, is considered the world's leading paranormal investigator. A former professional stage magician and private investigator, he taught at the University of Kentucky before joining CSICOP, the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. Using his varied background, Nickell has become widely known as an investigator of myths and mysteries, frauds, forgeries, and hoaxes. He has been called "the modern Sherlock Holmes," "the original ghost buster," and "the real-life Scully" (after the character in "The X-Files" ). He has investigated scores of haunted-house cases, including the Amityville Horror and the Mackenzie House in Toronto, Canada. A veteran of hundreds of TV and radio appearances, he is the author of over 20 books, including Inquest of the Shroud of Turin, Secrets of the Supernatural, Looking for a Miracle, Entities, Psychic Sleuths, Real Life X Files, The UFO Invasion and the new title Secrets of the Sideshows. In this interview by DJ Grothe, Joe Nickell cautions the skeptic against debunking, and argues for open-minded investigation of paranormal claims. Also, in the first of a two part interview entitled The Real War on Christmas, Tom Flynn, editor of Free Inquiry Magazine, urges listeners to wage an actual war on Christmas, in defense of America's religious diversity and the rights of nonbelievers. In Ben Radford's regular commentary, Media Mythmakers, he discusses recent irrational scares over violent video games. View the full article
  6. Russell Glasser and Keryn Glasser. Hyper-religiosity. Keryn talks about the causes and effects of too much religious belief. View the full article
  7. Paul Kurtz, considered the father of the modern secular humanist movement, is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. As chair of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), the Council for Secular Humanism, and Prometheus Books, and as editor-in-chief of Free Inquiry Magazine, he has advanced a critical, humanistic inquiry into many of the most cherished beliefs of society for the last forty years. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been featured very widely in the media, on topics as diverse as reincarnation, UFO abduction, secular versus religious ethics, communication with the dead, and the historicity of Jesus. In this controversial interview, Paul discusses his views on the war between religion against science, why he says science and religion are not compatible. View the full article
  8. How did I announce my unbelief? I created this website.
  9. Russell Glasser and Don Baker. Opiate Of The Masses. Don explores religion as an "opiate" in the sense that Karl Marx meant. View the full article
  10. Things we did for Thanksgiving. The Catholic Church to dispose of the concept of Limbo? Christians' confused ideas of morality and redemption. View the full article
  11. Things we did for Thanksgiving. The Catholic Church to dispose of the concept of Limbo? Christians' confused ideas of morality and redemption. View the full article
  12. Matt Dillahunty and Ashley Perrien. Miscellaneous Callers. Miscellaneous Callers View the full article
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    #423: Miracles

    Russell Glasser and Jeff Dee. Miracles. Jeff takes on claims of the miraculous View the full article
  15. Listener mail answered. Differences in views between liberal and conservative atheists.Note: opening minute missing. This show archive was made possible thanks to the help of alert listener Dave Jamison, who recorded the episode when we didn't. View the full article
  16. Listener mail answered. Differences in views between liberal and conservative atheists.Note: opening minute missing. This show archive was made possible thanks to the help of alert listener Dave Jamison, who recorded the episode when we didn't. View the full article
  17. Matt Dillahunty and Tim Suto. Blue Laws. Tim talks about blue laws and how they limit religious freedom. View the full article
  18. Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker. Same-sex Marriage. Don discusses same-sex marriage and Proposition 2 (the amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Texas). View the full article
  19. Report on an afterlife debate with a Catholic theology student. More lies from ID supporters. Denis's online debates with scientists who are theistic. View the full article
  20. Report on an afterlife debate with a Catholic theology student. More lies from ID supporters. Denis's online debates with scientists who are theistic. View the full article
  21. Russell Glasser and Keryn Glasser. Philosophy and Atheism. Keryn discusses various philosophical arguments and how they relate to atheism. View the full article
  22. Russell Glasser and Jeff Dee with guest David Kent. Mormonism. David Kent takes on Mormonism and Jeff takes on miscellaneous callers. View the full article
  23. Surprise: more sexual misconduct from priests (plus one Christian Coalition member). How atheists deal with grief. And, are there ANY grounds under which atheism qualifies as a religion? View the full article
  24. Surprise: more sexual misconduct from priests (plus one Christian Coalition member). How atheists deal with grief. And, are there ANY grounds under which atheism qualifies as a religion? View the full article
  25. Russell Glasser and Matt Dillahunty. Arguing About God. Matt explores the various arguments for and against the existence of gods. View the full article
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