Atheist on Air 083 Kent Hovind, Radiometric Dating, and Other Stuff WITH CASH!
Rachel Nanon Brown
Cash comes back for a great show, opening with a rant and ending with love all around. The topics range from what a dick the pope is, to how creationists are wrong about radiometric dating. The discussion flows from backward christian bullshit about the moon landing, to mormon revisionism, to christian misogyny, to how christian women worshiping sexy Jesus is creepy, to creationist dishonesty, and beyond. And on top of all of this, Rachel, Professor Stephen, Andrew and Cash lay in to that blathering blatherskite, Kent Hovand. What an ass.
It’s like an AoA family reunion… only it doesn’t suck!
Professor Stephen opens with a fulmination that leads to Aron and our hosts talking about the whitewashing of American history by religious conservatives, and their general anti-education nonsense.
Pastor Duncan Waters sends in a sermon about how America is a christian nation, and his grandson causes it to be much more entertaining than he intended it to be.
In the second of three Snake-Oil Woo Woo segments about creationist’s supposed debunking of radiometric dating, Rachel and Stephen double team the topic, laying down the basics, so that we can get the meat of the subject. And yes…this includes the ONE dating method that everyone knows and thinks is the only one that exists and is used to date everything….carbon dating. Spoiler: Its not!
Neanderthals and creationism… they don’t mix well: Rachel is pissed off by an obviously fallacious claim made by a scummy creationist.
SCOTUS and the new POTUS
Professor Stephen informs us about SCOTUS and the importance of the next presidential election. If a crazy theocrat gets elected, in could cause harm for decades to come, due to one supreme court nomination. Rene Davis Pelt calls in to concur.
Voicemails, emails, and Facebook Messages
Thank you all so much for your messages. They mean the world to us.
Crazy Preacher Calls in Again
“Reverend” Duncan Waters calls in again, and his grandson Bobby keeps fucking with his notes.
Holy Hoodeewhos and “The Skeptic”
Professor Steve II sent us some comedy sketches, and they are hilarious! Yes, biologists can be funny too!
All About Skepticism
What is it? What is it not? How do people misrepresent, and misunderstand it? How has it changed the world? How has it changed your life? What does skepticism have to say about religion? How is it we have so many politicians that don’t know a fucking thing about it?
Shane Thrapp and David call in and we discuss Skepticism.
Fallacy Roundup 1
Rachel and Professor Stephen go through some common logical fallacies and talk about how they have seen them used.
Snake Oil Science Woo Woo Segment
Professor Stephen stumbled upon a news article that claims that a scientist has evidence that astrology works. He and Rachel use their amazing skeptic powers and scientific journal searches to investigate and get to the bottom of this. It turns out… well you’ll have to listen to find out.
We got scienced! Professor Stephen took a break from the Woo and gave us a nice introduction into the history of chemistry and it’s not God at all, it’s atoms, it’s protons, neutrons and electrons.
My rant has inspired some to email me about how it makes them feel helpless, that it brings to the front page all that’s wrong with the world and how often helpless we feel. This week I offer a solution, a way for us all to make a difference and to cause change that ripples will be felt worldwide.
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Our Perfect Planet
After a street preacher made a last ditch effort to show me proof for god with, “Earth, perfectly made for us.” I lambasted him with the facts. His so called perfect planet is a product of close-mindedness and being fortunate enough to be born in a first world country.
From the Miracle Minute to the CCTP Community Update, we heard it all. Pastor Roy took some calls, talked to Jesus and warned us of the brown people.
Yes – I’m Still Pushing FFRF Memberships
And now there is a page with all the info on helping us change the world by repairing the great wall of separation between church and state. Check it out here: www.aoa.fm/joinffrf