Saturday, July 2, 2011

Episode 37 - think/rant Interviews PZ Myers


We're joined by PZ Myers; Professor of Biology at University of Minnesota Morris, (in)famous writer of the Pharyngula science blog, outspoken "new" atheist and fellow liberal. Instead of discussing old news such as Crackergate and Expelled, we thought we'd get his take on some of the more recent news stories and some other topics we're interested in.

We shoot the breeze on AC Grayling's university, the direction of UK higher education, the future of philosophy in science, science funding, neuroscience, free will, agnotology (the study of ignorance), apathy to religion, creationist logic fail, pope tweets, assisted dying and decriminalising incest.

Download and listen now!

[Edit: I'd really like to thank PZ for sparing us some of his time. Perhaps one day we'll talk him in to doing it again because we were a little disappointed at the lack of offensive material recorded ;)]

8 comments:

  1. Just visit PZ's blog Pharyngula if you want to be offended. If PZ can't supply offense, the commentariat will be happy to be as offensive as you might wish.

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  2. Just visit PZ's blog Pharyngula if you want to be educated and entertained. If PZ can't supply insight, the commentariat will be happy to edify as you might wish.

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  3. You're not likely to be offended by the
    Pharyngula site unless you drop to your knees in worship of a second-tier sub-god from a barbaric Late Bronze Age myth (or his dying and rising zombie son) and hold sacred books written by people that didn't know why the wind blows, why clouds form, why it rains and thought the earth was flat. In which case you are likely to be a Schizotypal magical thinker; who know what offends you.

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  4. Saw this on Pharyngula...You have a new fan in me!
    Oh how I wish your podcasts had an XML/RSS feed for those of us who use podcatchers other than iTunes </3
    *continues diligently downloading MP3s one at a time*

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  5. http://stabler.tv/thinkrant/thinkrant.xml

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  6. "You're not likely to be offended by the Pharyngula site unless you drop to your knees in worship of a second-tier sub-god from a barbaric Late Bronze Age myth"

    Or also if you're like, a person, who gives a crap about other people.

    PZ is a dick.

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  7. I think there is some irony to people who turn up on a nearly 2 year old thread to simply denounce someone as a dick.

    Respect and tolerance and all that...

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