SkepSun #108 (10_12_2014)

How worried should we be about Ebola? On his Quackcast, infectious disease M.D. Mark Crislip puts this scary virus into context for us and suggests that the Ebola epidemic might be the perfect opportunity for homeopaths to prove the efficacy of their alt-medicine. Then, Sam Harris, author of the End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation has a new book out, it’s called Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion. In the book Harris maintains that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally admit and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Harris talks with Josh Zepps on the Point of Inquiry podcast. But we get underway with Freethought Radio. Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor report on FFRF state/church victories including stopping prayers over the loudspeakers at high-school football games. After celebrating the birthdays of two freethinking songwriters, they talk with Nikki Muongo, a Missouri mother who successfully convinced her city not to display “In God We Trust” on government property.

 

The new book by author and neuroscientist Sam Harris

The new book by author and neuroscientist Sam Harris

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