From ''The Great Disappointment of 1844'' to the ''Rapture of 1988.'' Interesting, quite, and funny. QI with Jo Brand, David Mitchell, Sean Lock and Alan Davies. A BBC production,
Actor Chris Kipiniak, currently appearing on-Broadway in Alan Cummings' Macbeth is a man who knows his computer is smarter than the average atheist.
So there was this crazy preacher lady yelling in the UU for 3 hours today, talking about how we're all damned to hell and how we're sinners but she's a saint because she's spreading the word of God (you know, the usual). She was just beginning a rant on traditional marriage and why gay people are evil when this happened. Highlight of my week.
Bill Hicks's Scottish accent is terrible, but his observations are just as relevant today as when they were recorded in 1990.
That Mitchell and Webb Look. From series 3 episode 4. RT 2 short minutes.
The Huxley-Wilberforce debate on the Charles Darwin book, "On the Origin of Species".
"..and the angel food cake was the white cake, and the devil food cake was the chocolate cake."
Excerpt from October 17, 1971 interview with Michael Parkinson.
Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction.
Mr. Harris' writing has been published in over fifteen languages. He and his work have been discussed in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere.
Mr. Harris is a Co-Founder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.
Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.
The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was a famous American legal case in 1925 in which a high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach evolution in any state-funded school.
In this oddly hynotic and inspiring video, Ben Franklin explains what it means to be a Freemason.
CGP Grey gives us what they forgot to teach us in school about the Vatican City. What is this nation state, and how did it get that way?
Potholer54 asks,Can a cow turn into a whale? What are the odds? And just how did creationists come up with them?
Professor Lawrence Krauss on the Q&A panel with Tanya Plibersek, Greg Hunt, Dr John Dickson & Dr Cindy Pan: A lively interactive discussion hosted by Tony Jones where the audience at home and in the studio questions political leaders and opinion makers.
18 Feb 2013
Jesus gets glued up!