SkepSun #161 (10_25_2015)

On Freethought Radio one Texas sheriff tells the FFRF to “go butt a stump” and another tells them to “go fly a kite” after they complained about “In God We Trust” bumper stickers on police vehicles. Annie Laurie Gaylor recites Emily Dickinson’s ode to “Indian Summer” and Dan Barker sings “Beware of Dogma.” Then we hear excerpts of Ron Reagan’s speech accepting FFRF’s “Unabashed Atheist” award at the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s 38th Annual Convention two weeks ago.

Gordon Bonnet of the Skeptophilia blog tells us about “orbitally rearranged monoatomic elements,” or ORMUS. Perhaps it is a bad sign when even the acronym doesn’t work.

For some of us, our first lesson in being skeptical of claims came on the back of comic books that promised a 7-foot remote control ghost, x-ray vision, and happy smiling sea monkeys, all for a dollar? Brian Dunning on Skeptoid has a look at some of the most memorable of these.

In hour two, Greta Christina, Atheist activist, blogger and author, presents, “Resistance is Not Futile – Is Arguing About Religion Worth it?” from the CFI Summit in October 2013.

Classic comic book products marketed to kids: first lesson in skepticism?

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