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"The Nature of Existence" Roger Nygard on Atheists Talk #101(a), Sunday, January 23, 2011

Roger Nygard is a film maker, writer, producer and director whose new film seeks to answer the questions that drive us crazy:  Who are we and why are we here?  What is the universe and why is it here?  Is there a purpose in life and if so, who better to explain it to us than a rasslin' evangelical preacher, or a mormon science fiction writer (ignore the potential redundancies) or Richard Dawkins?  Scott Lohman, President of the Minnesota Atheists, will talk to Roger about the movie, what he has found out and what you can learn by watching and listening to "little questions with big answers."
 
 
 
 
"Atheists Talk" is produced by The Minnesota Atheists.  Mike Haubrich is the host for today's show..
 
 
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"Enountering Naturalism" Tom W. Clark on Atheists Talk # 100, January 16, 2011

 

- Statement On Naturalism -

Naturalism is the understanding that there is a single, natural world as shown by science, and that we are completely included in it. Naturalism holds that everything we are and do is connected to the rest of the world and derived from conditions that precede us and surround us. Each of us is an unfolding natural process, and every aspect of that process is caused, and is a cause itself. So we are fully caused creatures, and seeing just how we are caused gives us power and control, while encouraging compassion and humility. By understanding consciousness, choice, and even our highest capacities as materially based, naturalism re-enchants the physical world, allowing us to be at home in the universe. Naturalism shows our full connection to the world and others, it leads to an ethics of compassion, and it gives us far greater control over our circumstances.
 
Tom Clark's short book Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses is a great introduction to naturalism.  I have read it a few times, and while the concepts may seem obvious upon reflection, the implications are enlightening.  Many people have difficulty understanding the concept of free will and why it doesn't exist, often confusing "Free Will" and "Free Choice."  It has clear implications for the definitions and deriving of morality, and yes, a worldview.  Tom will explain how naturalism can help you fit into your world more accurately and help you determine your courses of action.
 
 
Mike Haubrich is one of the hosts for the show and a director-at-large of The Minnesota Atheists.
 
"Atheists Talk" is produced by The Minnesota Atheists.  August Berkshire is the director and Scott Lohman  is the host for the show.
 
 
 
 
 
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"The Humanist Institute" Kristin Wintermute on Atheists Talk #99, January 9, 2011

For over 28 years, The Humanist Institute has trained the next generation of leaders for the humanist movement, graduating over 100 students, many of whom work as Ethical Culture Leaders, Unitarian Ministers, Humanist Counselors, professional administrators in our national organizations, and as officers and other volunteers leaders in humanist fellowships, chapters, associations.
 
Kristen Wintermute is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Humanist Association, and the director of the Humanist Institute. She will discuss with Scott Lohman the programs of studies and the goals of the Institute as a whole.  
 
 
 
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"Science and Reason 2011: Future Watch" on Atheists Talk, #98, January 2, 2011

As 2010 rolls out, we all hope the future is bright for 2011. Along with hope, there's always hype. Bringing us a reality check from their areas of expertise are these savvy thinkers:

Greg Laden, bio anthropologist and bogger for Scienceblogs.com
 will give his top ten list of science stories for 2010, with commentary on the new field of paleogenomics
Maggie Koerth-Baker, science journalist and writer for BoingBoing.net, will talk about the Future of Energy in the US
Steve Borsch, 
media trend expert at Connecting the Dots, has insights for a year of accelerating change
Will Steeger, WillSteeger.com, arctic explorer and eyewitness to the on-going catastrophic consequences of global climate change will tell us the latest observations 
Interviewer Lynn FellmanFellmanStudio.com, is an artist communicating science through art, and a frequent science interviewer on "Atheist Talk". 
Host Brent Michael Davids, FilmComposer.us, is an award winning composer and creator of the music for the "Atheist Talk".
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"Atheists Talk" is produced by The Minnesota Atheists.  August Berkshire is the director and Brent Michael Davids is the host for the show.
 
 
 
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