I'd like to introduce a new podcasting site to the group if I may:
The Reasoning Show is a new venture consisting of audio recordings of philosophical discussions between participants from around the world. The discussions are recorded via the audio conferencing facility within Skype™ and subsequently made available to the public for free as MP3 podcasts and downloads.
The central aim of The Reasoning Show is to promote rationality in the world. The discussions will be conducted in a cordial and non-academic manner, while remaining highly logical and full of purpose. The aim, with the help of our guests, is to use our collective reasoning powers to dig to the very bottom of what people believe and uncover what is ultimately true in life.
Guests will include philosophers, scientists, theologians, monks, authors, spiritual teachers, experienced religious practitioners, psychologists, feminists, environmentalists, atheists, comedians, and anyone else of interest.
We have been trying to contact Sam via the channels of this site without success. If anyone knows of a more direct contact route please let me know as we would be very interersted in having him as a guest on our show.
[edit: meant to add my email address]
A discussion with Dr Susan Blackmore has just been added which may be of interest to members of this forum.
As a matter of fact, I just started listening to listening to these podcasts on the way to work.
I am previously familiar with the members of the Reasoning Show from their work with the Atheist Society of Australia and also the now defunct Hour of Judgement radio show.
I recommend this program to all atheists as one of its goals is to spread reason and logic to ALL areas of one’s life—not just religion like is commonly done.
Our latest show with Dr V.V Raman about fundamentalism and religion in general - among other things - is now available.
The latest installment of the Reasoning Show is now available: This episode we take a peek under the robes of gurus and find some things we’d rather have not. David Quinn, Dan Rowden and guest Philip Mistlberger go undercover the find out what guru fever is really all about.
Our newest show is now available! In this edition we tackle the issue of causation and what it means both in a logical and an empirical sense, how it relates to the work being done in Quantum Physics and its implications in a broader, metaphysical context. The show also looks at modern cosmology, the origins of the Universe, the field of physics itself, and questions the arrogance of some of its purveyors. Hosts Kevin Solway and David Quinn also take a brief look at the Templeton Foundation, the prizes it awards and its underlying motives.
Our latest now available! This show we deal with some classic themes and issues in Christian theology as well as some matters less orthodox. We talk about how to establish credibility and divine inspiration in scripture, the existence of God, the nature and origins of logic, during which guest Matthew Slick offers a somewhat unique argument for the necessity of God’s existence. We also deal with matters of the nature of existence and the universe, consciousness and how to begin to select one religion from another in one’s search for truth and spiritual substance. A lively and fluid discussion!
In this edition of the Reasoning Show we explore the nature of the skeptical mind, walk the high wire of doubt and examine the difference between illusion and delusion. In his own inimitable style, Randi discusses self-delusion, credulity, the nature of science, the importance of doubt and evidence and more! Arch nemesis to the self-styled psychic guru, Uri Geller, Randi is as sharp of mind and pointed in his criticism as ever. Get your copy of this show now, before it disappears!
Not exactly about God or religion, but atheists should be interested in all Gods, great and small:
In what will prove to be the Reasoning Show’s most controversial production to date, host Dan Rowden and guests Rich Zubaty and Sue Hindmarsh walk the oily tightrope of the issue of Feminism and attempt to stride the gaping chasm of Woman without losing their footing and falling in headlong. In this episode we look at the politics, psychology and spirituality of the feminist movement and the female nature per se. Has feminism damaged or improved society and women’s place in it? Have men be falsely demonised so as to facilitate feminist demands? Are women conscious of the dynamics involved? You be the judge.
In this edition of The Reasoning Show we’re going to attempt to come to grips with something thing that most people think about from time to time, if only in limited ways and if only when it slaps them in the face: namely, the FUTURE.
In the coming years and next few decades, the world as we know it will change significantly. Life spans will increase substantially. Our senses and cognitive faculties will be enhanced. We’ll have greater control over most aspects of our minds. The limits of the human body will be transcended as technologies such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and genetic engineering converge and accelerate. With them, we will redesign ourselves and force a new paradigm of thinking with regards to who and what we are as persons and as a species. This future presents us multifarious and profound issues to grapple with and questions to be addressed, the most salient of which may well prove to be: “are we ready for or capable of dealing with this future?”!