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Donald Prothero on Atheists Talk #136, Sunday, October 9, 2011

Donald Prothero is a palaeontologist who is very much disliked by the Discovery Institute and loved by skeptics, science aficionados, and students. He has written several books and over 200 papers for peer reviewed journals, popular magazines, and anthologies. He wrote "Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters," "Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters," "Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs: Evolution, Extinction, and the Future of Our Planet," as well as numerous text books and scientific monographs.

Don is in town for the Geological Society of America meetings, and has agreed to come by the studio and chat with Greg Laden about dinosaurs, climate change, science denialism and, of course, the psychology of cryptozoology, which is the subject of one of his current writing projects.

Professor Prothero is Professor of Geology at Occidental College and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Paleontological Society.

Links of interest:

Donald Prothero - The Psychology of Cryptozoologists on Point of Inquiry
Skeptics Guide to the Universe Interview with Don Prothero
American Museum of Natural History Podcast
Don Prothero on the East Coast Earthquake

A short list of some of Donald Prothero's books:

Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters
Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters
Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs: Evolution, Extinction, and the Future of Our Planet
After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals (Life of the Past)
The Evolution of Artiodactyls

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Interview by Greg Laden and hosted by Stephanie Zvan.

 

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"Handy Humanism Handbook" Jen Hancock on Atheists Talk #135, Sunday, October 2, 2011

Scott Lohman will be talking to Jen Hancock, the author of Handy Humanism Handbook.

Jen blogs at Happiness Through Humanism. She is an author,  blogger and humanist activist. Her website is at Jen-Hancock.com. Scott is the president of the Humanists of Minnesota.

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American Atheists David Silverman on Atheists Talk #134 Sunday, September 25, 2011

Carl Hancock and Steve Petersen will interview David Silverman, President of American Atheists. We will discuss their current activities, including public campaigns to gain attention for atheists with billboards, aerial banners, appearances on television and radio.

We'll examine why American Atheists filed suit to keep a surviving fragmented I-beam from becoming a Christian religious symbol at the world Trade Center tragedy. Additionally, we will spend some time discussing the Reason Rally convention 2012 and a host of other subjects in the news.

Atheists Talk is produced with funding from the Minnesota Atheists, the Humanists of Minnesota, and the generous support of our members and donors. We also wish to thank Q. Cumbers restaurant for purchasing on-air advertising and for providing a great place to eat and gather.

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Good Sex Without God - Greta Christina on Atheists Talk #133, September 18, 2011

Religion has plenty to say about sex. Scriptures and religious leaders tell us who to have sex with, who not to have sex with, what forms and outcomes of sex are acceptable or unacceptable in what sorts of relationships. But does it help? How well can ancient religious texts address sexual ethics in a world that only recently has reliable contraception, recognizes that full emotional maturity lags sexual maturity by a number of years, and concedes that women have a legal right to say, "No,"--and"Yes"?

Join us as we talk with writer and erotica editor Greta Christina about how we negotiate sexual ethics in a secular world and what we gain when we let go of the notion that sex should be "transcendent" and allow it to be earthy. Maybe even dirty.

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