SkepSun #61 (10_20_2013)

This week on Freethought Radio, Julia Sweeney says “OMG, there is no God!” on FFRF’s Times-Square billboard, while Oprah Winfrey insults atheist swimmer Diana Nyad by claiming nonbelievers cannot experience “awe.” We laugh at the mixing of religion and government with the government shutdown, hear the brave 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai defending education as an antidote to religious violence. Then Dan and Annie Laurie talk with scientist Richard Dawkins about his new memoir, “An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.” Following Freethought Radio we’ll hear theoretical physicist Sean Carroll’s keynote address to the American Humanist Association from this past summer entitled “Purpose and the Universe” on the relationship between everyday human concerns of meaning and morality and the underlying laws of physics.

To see his PowerPoint slides from the talk go here.

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Getting the message across in Times Square (response to anti-atheist billboard on the same screen).

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