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(Podcast) Alan Knows Me Better Than I Know Myself
Yesterday at 1:00 PM

Today, Allen Parr explains to my why I probably decided to abandon the Church. And that sentence was a masterwork of subtlety compared to Allen.

Play along with the Bingo game: https://mfbc.us/m/z3p6d8j

Sources:
Why some Americans left religion behind: https://pewrsr.ch/3upCkHY
The grooming of children for sexual abuse in religious settings: Unique characteristics and select case studies: https://bit.ly/2PZiILR
Evangelical Songwriter Says He's No Longer Christian In Emotional Instagram Post: https://bit.ly/3rQTqwB

Original Video: https://bit.ly/31QEGDw


God is Watching, So Act Like He Isn't!
Last Monday at 1:00 PM

Today, we learn how to stop watching porn from the sexiest apologist I have ever covered!

Sources:
The adolescent brain: Beyond raging hormones: https://bit.ly/3sYjAyM
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet: https://bit.ly/3rPjfgC
The rather petite Internet of 1995: https://bit.ly/3rF8ZYk
Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking?: https://bit.ly/3wpfZvM
Proven Men Purity Quiz: https://bit.ly/3rR2gdU
Masturbation Side Effects and Benefits: https://bit.ly/39J9UR8

Original Video: https://bit.ly/3sMHqNZ

Cards:
How to...


If God Has Desires, He's Not Perfect
Last Friday at 1:00 PM

Today, we not only look at the problem of evil, but we also ask how it is even possible for god to have desires in the first place.

Sources:
Darwin, C. R. 'Recollections of the development of my mind & character': https://bit.ly/3dnK5ar
Animals plan ahead: https://bit.ly/3u7dYm6
Can Animals Plan Ahead? Some Evidence Says Yes: https://bit.ly/3sHIfI7

Original Video: https://bit.ly/3fuJ0jZ


Jesus Proves God Because Jesus!
04/05/2021

Today, we listen to Impact Video Ministries make not just an argument for god, but an argument specifically for the Christian god. Well, they try to at least...

Sources:
Prayer and healing: A medical and scientific perspective on randomized controlled trials: http://bit.ly/38cWqe8
The “Strange” Ending of the Gospel of Mark and Why It Makes All the Difference: https://bit.ly/3qbWCDr
Tomb of Jesus: https://bit.ly/39sbXcx
Alexander's Self-Deification: https://bit.ly/2Pk19Gn
James M Tour Group » Evolution/Creation: https://bit.ly/3eKXxYe

Original Video: https://bit.l...


Jesus Couldn't Have Controlled his Birth, Therefore he is God!
04/02/2021

Today, we listen to Kyle Butt explain some of the prophecies about Jesus.

Sources:
A brief history of belief in the Devil (950 BCE - 70 CE): https://bit.ly/3w0hkco
How the Serpent Became Satan: https://bit.ly/2P8EHzY
Does the Hebrew Word Alma Really Mean "Virgin"?: https://bit.ly/3waJAt9
They have pierced my hands and my feet: https://bit.ly/3w4hYFF
The history and pathology of crucifixion: https://bit.ly/3tUZuWs

Original Video: https://bit.ly/2QAczpD

Cards:
The Christmas Story, According to the...


If I Ignore All The Religions, Mine is Right! Also, Mine is Wrong!
03/31/2021

Today, Calvin from AiG Canada explains to us how we know Christianity is right, out of the thousands of religions. Spoiler: The answer is to mostly ignore the other religions, and only have an oversimplified understanding of what's left.

Sources:
Meet Pando, one of the oldest organisms on Earth: https://bit.ly/3chIjbx
Dissociable neural systems for unconditioned acute and sustained fear: https://bit.ly/3ri8cwf
Scary Movies: Can They Actually Be Good for Anxiety?: https://bit.ly/31rQQCN
Pandemic practice: Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the...


Whose Lies are More Dangerous, Evolution or Creation?
03/29/2021

Today, we expose the dangerous lies of evolution. But in doing so, we find that the creationist lies are much more insidious.

Sources:
What is Evolutionary Creation?: https://bit.ly/2NuxtFz
Religion among Scientists in International Context: A New Study of Scientists in Eight Regions (PDF): https://bit.ly/38WgdRf
Animal - Definition and Examples: https://bit.ly/316RaGQ
Newton’s Methodology and Mercury’s Perihelion Before and After Einstein: https://bit.ly/3lsWwoW
Science and Common Sense: https://bit.ly/3lsDxel
Confessions of a Former PETA Member: https://bit.ly/3r0043d


What do they teach in schools these days?
03/26/2021

Today, we go on a rant about the separation of church and state.


Morality from God...Because Reasons
03/22/2021

Today, we learn about the ultimate source of morality.
Just kidding, we put up with baseless assertions about the ultimate source of morality.

Sources:
Atheists Now Make Up 0.1% of the Federal Prison Population: https://bit.ly/3qHYEf4
Mother Teresa's Sad, Disturbing Legacy Isn't What You Think It Is: https://bit.ly/38M4l49
Scientists create the loudest possible sound: https://bit.ly/38R2CdL

Original Video: https://bit.ly/3cTtawr


Teach Ignorance in Schools!
03/19/2021

Today, Grady McMurtry explains to us the three options that he sees for how to teach about biology.

Sources:
Nothing in Biology Makes Sense except in the Light of Evolution (PDF): https://bit.ly/3tmNJaS
Analysis of competing hypotheses: https://bit.ly/3tpAK8i
Why are we not evaluating multiple competing hypotheses in ecology and evolution?: https://bit.ly/3csT3CU
Darwinian natural selection: its enduring explanatory power: https://bit.ly/2Q8IJbJ
Indoor Church Services Are COVID-19 Hot Spots: https://bit.ly/3vsW3Yr
COVID Outbreak at N.C. Church Linked...


The "Tail" That Hangs Like a Tree!
03/17/2021

Today, we learn about dinosaurs...and their "tails."

Sources:
New theory behind Chicxulub impactor that killed the dinosaurs: https://bit.ly/3vg3ger
Dinosaur Coprolites and the Early Evolution of Grasses and Grazers: https://bit.ly/38wjq9R
The willow genome and divergent evolution from poplar after the common genome duplication: https://go.nature.com/3qEKiuH
Snake to Monster: Conrad Gessner's Schlangenbuch and the Evolution of the Dragon in the Literature of Natural History: https://bit.ly/3l8qA9k
Dragons: A Brief History of the Mythical, Fire-Breathing Beasts: https://bit.ly/3bzFaU9<...


AiG Doesn't Like Trans Rights, Venus, or Neanderthals!
03/15/2021

Today, we listen to the Answers News crew pontificate on trans rights, the correct way to do science, and why Neanderthals are just humans.

Sources:
Between the (Gender) Lines: the Science of Transgender Identity: https://bit.ly/2PJd8Nr
Rachel Levine: https://bit.ly/3qyrcX4
Focus on the Family's 'Daily Citizen' Still Banned by Twitter, Accused of 'Hateful Conduct': https://bit.ly/3t7qbGU
Purported phosphine on Venus more likely to be ordinary sulfur dioxide: https://bit.ly/3rArDkS
Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus: https://go.nature.com/3qwQHrt
...


What if Other Galaxies had Different Laws of Physics?
03/12/2021

Today, we learn about the faith that scientists must have in unfounded assertions. Just kidding, we don't actually learn anything.

Sources:
Universal laws: https://bit.ly/30nV3Xr
What the Science of Morality Doesn’t Say About Morality: https://bit.ly/2N2glXE
25,000 New Testament Manuscripts? Big Deal: http://bit.ly/2JFk9LT
Structural color of Morpho butterflies: https://bit.ly/3qsr3nP

Original Video: https://bit.ly/3bpXNtC


Worst Understanding of Biology I Have Ever Heard
03/10/2021

Today, Eric Hovind's guest Jay Seegert explains some biology to us...and he does such a bad job that he found my breaking point.

Sources:
In U.S., Belief in Creationist View of Humans at New Low: http://bit.ly/2IqsJvr
Darwin's finches: https://bit.ly/2PrllFW
Evolution at different scales: micro to macro: https://bit.ly/3eaICXe
rs28931573 RefSNP Report (ApoA1-Milano info): https://bit.ly/3edpCqS
Amphibian - Evolution and classification: https://bit.ly/2MVjlVK
Evolution of Air Breathing: Oxygen Homeostasis and the Transitions from Water to Land and Sky...


If a judge can't be a brick, do architects even command soldiers?
03/08/2021

Today, we are presented with three questions that atheists can't answer. And I've got to hand it to him - I legitimately can't answer the questions he presented. But as it turns out, posing incoherent questions doesn't demonstrate god.

Sources:
World's first spherical artificial eye has 3D retina: https://bit.ly/3c1Fyd0
How the Eyes Work: https://bit.ly/3bcoK43
Launch of Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations: https://bit.ly/2Pmxj3A
Inside the fight to bring 'the two Michaels' home from China: https://bit.ly/3e69HL1
How Do...


Significantly Less than 100 Arguments for God
03/05/2021

Today, we go through some of the arguments for god that Cameron Bertuzzi and Dr. Chad McIntosh streamed the other day.

Sources:
Fireball FAQs - American Meteor Society: https://bit.ly/3dZoqrg
Meteor Activity Outlook for February 13-19, 2021: https://bit.ly/304bUyc
Thomas Aquinas and the Five Ways: https://bit.ly/3sAzcbp
Cosmological Argument (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy): https://stanford.io/2MCgzo9
Miller-Urey Revisited: https://go.nasa.gov/3rd6htu
The Miller Volcanic Spark Discharge Experiment: https://bit.ly/3q8uhN6
Formation of nucleobases in a Miller–Urey reducing atmosphere: https://bi...


The Truth™ About The Truth™ About Creationists!
03/03/2021

Today, we see what CMI has been up to lately, and check out their video on The Truth™ about creationists!

Sources:
Scientists and Belief: https://pewrsr.ch/2MkQtn4
Philosophy of science: https://bit.ly/3dZuj7R
"Historical science" vs. "experimental science": https://bit.ly/3ntEAux
Archaeologists discover where Titus breached Jerusalem walls: https://bit.ly/3uvqf53
Miracle of the Sun: https://bit.ly/2O1BD7N
Our Perceptions Are Flawed, Says UCLA Study: https://bit.ly/3pT72GV
McKinsey, C. Dennis - Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy (1995), pp 29
Physicists find evidence of...


Prince Charming Defends the Bible!
03/01/2021

Today, Jimmy Wallace tries to defend the idea that not only are the gospels are not contradictory, but also that they are eyewitness accounts.

Sources:
Gospel According to Mark | Description, Authorship, & Facts: https://bit.ly/3pOfA1x
Jesus And The Hidden Contradictions Of The Gospels: https://n.pr/2ZHhruF
Synoptic Problem: https://bit.ly/3sgarB0
Jesus Many Faces - Arrest And Execution: https://to.pbs.org/3skaBaH
Why the Gospels are Myth - Richard Carrier: https://bit.ly/3sox8TA
For Whom Was the Gospel According to Mark Written?: https://bit.ly/2...


The Bible Agrees: The Bible is Inaccurate.
02/26/2021

Today, we listen to Kyle Butt explain why he thinks the Bible is of supernatural, superhuman origin, despite no bible ever originating from anything other than a human being.

Sources:
What is the smallest seed in the world?: https://bit.ly/3ay0Rna
Dating the Bible: https://bit.ly/3lvLyxk
Science in Vedas: https://bit.ly/3qIkRcw
The Beliefs, Myths, and Reality Surrounding the Word Hema (Blood) from Homer to the Present: https://bit.ly/3pyQnrJ
The history of bloodletting: https://bit.ly/3qCXiBA
Bloodletting - Jewish Virtual Library: https://bit.ly/3...


Is God Right to Torture Babies?
02/24/2021

Today, Frank Turek takes us through the Euthyphro dilemma...and doesn't actually go anywhere meaningful with it.

Sources:
Doctrine - Frequently Asked Questions: https://bit.ly/3s9yEZB
A Righteous Lie?: https://bit.ly/3azbUwi

Original Video: https://bit.ly/2OOQ7Zc


The Bible Agrees: The Bible is Inaccurate.
02/23/2021

Today, we listen to Kyle Butt explain why he thinks the Bible is of supernatural, superhuman origin, despite no bible ever originating from anything other than a human being.

Sources:
What is the smallest seed in the world?: https://bit.ly/3ay0Rna
Dating the Bible: https://bit.ly/3lvLyxk
Science in Vedas: https://bit.ly/3qIkRcw
The Beliefs, Myths, and Reality Surrounding the Word Hema (Blood) from Homer to the Present: https://bit.ly/3pyQnrJ
The history of bloodletting: https://bit.ly/3qCXiBA
Bloodletting - Jewish Virtual Library: https://bit.ly/3...


AiG Admits their Scientific Illiteracy!
02/22/2021

Today, we return to AiG Canada's series on Creation Basics to talk about how we know the earth is 4.5 billion years old...and AiG accidentally admits that they are a bunch of scientific illiterates.

Please note: I did make a horrible, horrible mistake in this episode...I rounded down instead of up. It didn't affect my final results, but if some of my verbal math seems wonky, that's why.

Sources:
Fantasy genealogy: https://bit.ly/2N58LLY
How Science Figured Out the Age of Earth: https://bit.ly/3scd6fh
Evidence for Evolution...


Slavery was ok...if I edit the Bible to make it ok!
02/19/2021

Today, Allen Parr edits the bible to make its version of slavery look less bad!
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Sources:
Slave codes: https://bit.ly/3qo8BgN
Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860: https://bit.ly/37gZuad

Original Video: https://bit.ly/3jP8oAW


If we ignore DNA, we only have one bone!
02/17/2021

Today, discount Seth Andrews before he went Atheist teaches us that bones can't teach us anything.

Sources:
Illustrating phylogenetic placement of fossils using RoguePlots: https://bit.ly/3tJyFVQ
No, the Moderna and Pfizer RNA vaccines for COVID-19 will not “permanently alter your DNA”: https://bit.ly/2NgTIyu
Fossil Points to a Vanished Human Species in Himalayas: https://on.wsj.com/3tS7NmA
Denisovan DNA in Late Pleistocene sediments from Baishiya Karst Cave on the Tibetan Plateau: https://bit.ly/2OmMR6Y
Mum’s a Neanderthal, Dad’s a Denisovan: First discovery of an ancient...


Surprising Science in the Bible
02/15/2021

Today, a preacher takes us through some of the instances of scientific knowledge found in the bible.

Sources:
Herbert Spencer: https://bit.ly/3cWSKSE
Herbert Spencer (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy): https://stanford.io/3710hvZ
Enuma Elish: https://bit.ly/2OqtJoM
The Origin of Life: https://bit.ly/3hGeYbg
History of the Theories of Evaporation — A Chronological Sketch: https://bit.ly/3d0lXfq
Which Is Greater, The Number Of Sand Grains On Earth Or Stars In The Sky?: https://n.pr/2Z1T9ef
How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?: ht...


Evolutionary Progression is Probably Pretty Preposterous!
02/12/2021

Today, we join Tomorrow's World for a video on why evolution is completely impossible!

Sources:
Prospects for life on Venus fade — but aren’t dead yet: https://go.nature.com/2OlbX6m
Do Uranus’s Moons Have Subsurface Oceans?: https://bit.ly/36Vmxau
Organic Compounds in The Solar System: https://bit.ly/36Sa47B
Sperm Facts: https://bit.ly/3jwn33Q
Martin Hanczyc: The line between life and not-life: https://bit.ly/3pbdZCU
The Three Laws of Thermodynamics: https://bit.ly/3coPtcI
Glycolysis and Alcoholic Fermentation: https://bit.ly/3tKAP7U
T...


Problem of Evil: Mirror Mode
02/10/2021

Today, we listen to a sermon about how the existence of evil actually disproves atheism!

Sources:
Christianity and Capitalism: Does the Bible support self-interest?: https://bit.ly/2O4XDi1
Should Christians Be Rich?: https://bit.ly/2MtdwP7
God is dead. Long live morality: https://bit.ly/39PiHBK
Are Potatoes Poisonous?: https://bit.ly/2YOWH3K

Original Video: https://bit.ly/2MXqSTk


Lack-Theists Don't Exist, Silly!
02/08/2021

Today, AiG tells us why we define ourselves the wrong way.

Original Video: https://bit.ly/2MvEPZ0


The Plan is to be Incoherent!
02/05/2021

Today, Pastor Dickie begins to outline the Christian plan for salvation...and so far, it's an incoherent mess.

Sources:
Rhinoceros | Origin and meaning of rhinoceros by Online Etymology Dictionary: https://bit.ly/2NQdzoe
The Incommunicable Attributes of God: https://bit.ly/2NQ9XCH

Original Video: A DVD on my spindle


Actual Proof of God This Time, I Swear! (an attempt, at least)
02/03/2021

Today, Allen from The Beat by Allen Parr will attempt to demonstrate god's existence to us. Will he succeed? You decide!

Sources:
Woman's Desire for Man: Genesis 3:16 Reconsidered (PDF): https://bit.ly/3r6sLvI
Timeline of the Big Bang - The Big Bang and the Big Crunch: http://bit.ly/2Su2JWG
As many as six billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, according to new estimates: https://bit.ly/3j09ObB
Astronomers were wrong about the number of galaxies in universe: https://bit.ly/2MjftgG
How many stars are there in the Universe...


Rational Belief is Bad!
02/01/2021

Today, we unfortunately don't get any evidence or arguments for god, instead we get a bunch of pontificating on how god belief should start out emotional, and then when you've come to believe for emotional reasons, that's when it's time to engage in post-hoc rationalization.

Yay?

Sources:
Rational, normative, descriptive, prescriptive, or choice behavior? The search for integrative metatheory of decision making: https://bit.ly/3c93BbQ
Validity and Soundness: https://bit.ly/3qUcv0W
Self esteem: https://bit.ly/39lPZIk

Original Video: https://bit.ly/39lhotV


Informationally Uninformative Information!
01/30/2021

Today, we look at a video that claims to debunk the idea that there is no evidence for god.

Sources:
Steven Pinker - From Neurons to Consciousness: https://bit.ly/2XSphQu
Does Information Have Mass?: https://bit.ly/2AsRo0U
Chemoaffinity In The Orderly Growth Of Nerve Fiber Patterns And Connections: https://bit.ly/2BkRtE9
Laws of information systems: https://bit.ly/2XoY0X3
How to quantify the information content represented by a set of words from a document: https://bit.ly/2U2PSte
Design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome...


If I Ignore How It Works, It Doesn't Work!
01/29/2021

Today, we read a Mike Riddle chapter from AiG's Answers Book 1, all about carbon dating. And Mike basically ignores one of the most important aspects of carbon dating in order to make his point.

Sources:
Evidence from detrital zircons for the existence of continental crust and oceans on the Earth 4.4 Gyr ago: https://bit.ly/3casHXA
Radiocarbon in Dinosaur Fossils: Compatibility with an Age of Millions of Years: https://bit.ly/3c0kkhh
Carbon dating, the archaeological workhorse, is getting a major reboot: https://go.nature.com/363ULZ2
Assumptions of Radiometric Dating: https://bit...


The Holy Scat - The Religion of Not Religion (Part 8)
01/27/2021

We're done! Party time! No more Powell after today! Also, something about Jesus poop.

Sources:
Religious and Spiritual Factors in Depression: Review and Integration of the Research: https://bit.ly/2MatCfQ
What causes depression?: https://bit.ly/3o3aUUH
List of transitional fossils: https://bit.ly/3sMDey8
The Word ‘almah in Isaiah 7:14: A New Etymology: https://bit.ly/3p5yLEp

Original Video: https://bit.ly/2Ia6r3D


Critical Thinking Check 7: Ignore Creationist Logical Fallacies
01/25/2021

Today, we wrap up the critical thinking checks by learning to detect logical fallacies. As long as it's not a creationist perpetrating the fallacy.

Sources:
The Human Brain in Numbers: A Linearly Scaled-up Primate Brain: https://bit.ly/3qEVLKP
Evolutionary origin of insect wings from ancestral gills: https://bit.ly/2LR6fIi
Dual evolutionary origin of insect wings supported by an investigation of the abdominal wing serial homologs in Tribolium: https://bit.ly/3qypjKg
A pessimistic estimate of the time required for an eye to evolve: https://bit.ly/3qCe6sg
The "Birds...


Evolution Stole My Cookies.
01/24/2021

Today, Eric Hovind takes a look at the question of whether or not creationism counts as science. And no creationist treatment of this question would be complete without them trying to poke holes in evolution instead of providing evidence for creation.

Evolution stole the cookies shirt: http://bit.ly/2VKWKuN

Sources:
List of Evolutionary Predictions: http://bit.ly/2Vn1s1D
The RNA World and the Origins of Life: http://bit.ly/2RjykXn
Abiotic synthesis of amino acids in the recesses of the oceanic lithosphere: https://go.nature.com/2APSL6K
Amino...


You Already Believe, So Let Me Convince You!
01/22/2021

After establishing that everyone already believes in the Christian god in part 1, Pastor Dickie decides to explain to us why everyone *should* believe in the Christian god.

Sources:
Puranic chronology: https://bit.ly/3p8F8Hr
The Book of Exodus: A Biography: https://bit.ly/39Modng
Exodus - Carol Meyers: https://bit.ly/3qyMLqW

Original Video: A DVD on my spindle. Sorry.


U Mad Bro? - The Religion of Not Religion (Part 7)
01/20/2021

This one's all over the place...we go from interplanetary dust and Saturn's rings to mountain whales to "Atheists are just angry at us" and more.

Sources:
Dust in the Solar System: https://bit.ly/2XGnVJ7
Holy Prepuce: https://bit.ly/2HBOY3v
Population bottleneck: https://bit.ly/2N7ZCBV
There was a decline of male diversity when humans took to agriculture: https://bit.ly/2MVBIJB
Whale Fossils High In Andes Show How Mountains Rose From Sea: https://nyti.ms/35JUxGf
A Well-Preserved Whale Fossil Has Been Discovered on a California Mountain...


Critical Thinking Check 6: Forget Checks 3-5
01/18/2021

Today, AiG Canada explains how to forget their middle critical thinking checks in favour of the first one.

Sources:
Long-Term Coffee Consumption Is Associated with Decreased Incidence of New-Onset Hypertension: A Dose–Response Meta-Analysis: https://bit.ly/2XD8S2V
Evidence for Evolution - Dating Methods: https://bit.ly/38BHx7y
Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy: https://bit.ly/3nHRqoi
Twenty-one Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood Never Happened (PDF): https://bit.ly/3qiHZxy
"Historical science" vs. "experimental science": https://bit.ly/3ntEAux
Nomothetic and idiographic: https://bit.ly/35EMvP3
"Polystrate" Tree Foss...


Bubblegum Ice Cream is Morally Wrong!
01/17/2021

Today, we take a look at Impact Video Ministries to see if they can harmonize the existence of evil and suffering with a loving god.

Original Video: http://bit.ly/2xowkag