Friday, December 22, 2006

Beyond Belief 2006

Sunday, November 5, 2006
Session 1
Steven Weinberg, Lawrence Krauss, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer
Session 2
Neil deGrasse Tyson; Discussion: Tyson, Weinberg, Krauss, Harris, Shermer
Session 3
Joan Roughgarden, Richard Dawkins, Francisco Ayala, Carolyn Porco
Session 4
Stuart Hameroff, V.S. Ramachandran

Monday, November 6, 2006
Session 5
Paul Davies, Steven Nadler, Patricia Churchland
Session 6
Susan Neiman, Loyal Rue, Elizabeth Loftus
Session 7
Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Dawkins, Scott Atran
Session 8
Scott Atran, Sir Harold Kroto, Charles Harper, Ann Druyan

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Session 9
Sam Harris, Jim Woodward, Melvin Konner; Discussion: Harris, Woodward, Konner, Dawkins, Paul Churchland
Session 10
Richard Sloan, V.S. Ramachandran, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Terry Sejnowski

Sam Harris at Idea City '05

Critical philosopher Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason, offers a cogent outline of the ... all ยป dangers inherrent within the ID movement. While the portion of the presentation that he actually discusses the ID movement is brief, maybe 4 minutes or so, he is frighteningly concise and articulate in pointing out the dire ramifications that that this movement has had on both the classroom environment and across the gross politcal spectrum.

Sam Harris at Idea City '05

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Henry Rollins: Rant on Intelligent Design

Who wrote the bible?

Channel 4: Evangelicals in American Government

Brief History of Disbeief 1

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Brief History of Disbeief 2

Brief History of Disbelief 3

Friday, September 29, 2006

The God Who Wasn't There

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Root of All Evil - The Virus of Faith

In The Virus of Faith, Dawkins opines that the moral framework of religions is warped, and argues against the religious indoctrination of children. The title of this episode comes from The Selfish Gene, in which Dawkins discussed the concept of memes.

The Virus of Faith

The Root of All Evil - The God Delusion

The God Delusion explores the unproven beliefs that are treated as factual by many religions and the extremes to which some followers have taken them. Dawkins opens the programme by describing the "would-be murderers . . . who want to kill you and me, and themselves, because they're motivated by what they think is the highest ideal." Dawkins argues that "the process of non-thinking called faith" is not a way of understanding the world, but instead stands in fundamental opposition to modern science and the scientific method, and is divisive and dangerous.

The God Delusion link to full

Ken Miller talk on Intelligent Design

BBC: A War On Science