Episode 121: “Dreams from My Real Father”

On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn, Lauren, Gem, and Laura talk about yet another conspiracy film, and Gem closes out the episode with an Alex Jones–themed quiz.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a podcast that delves into issues of science, critical thinking, and secular humanism.

Links: No more religious exemptions: Montreal is taxing churches (CTV Montreal News ) | Montreal churches fear stricter taxation after visits from inspectors (Montreal Gazette) | Dreams from My Real Father (Wikipedia) | Barack Obama (Wikipedia) | Frank Marshall Davis (Wikipedia) | Alex Jones (radio host) (Wikipedia)

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Episode 83: Live from the Calgary Secular Church

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Greg Christensen visits the Calgary Secular Church and interviews CSC minister Korey Peters.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism presented by the Winnipeg Skeptics and the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba.

Links: Calgary Secular Church Website | Meetup Group

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Episode 68: Atheist Myths

Episode 68: Atheist Myths

Is atheism a religion? In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Donna Harris, Greg Christensen, Pat Morrow, and Jeffrey Olsson take on a few of the myths and misconceptions about atheists.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism presented by the Winnipeg Skeptics and the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba.

Links: Atheist vs. Agnostic | Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now? | Calgary Secular Church | Michael Enright: Could Atheists please stop complaining? | Elizabeth Renzetti: Heavens, we atheists have become a smug, dreary lot | Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else

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Episode 56: The “Atheist Agenda”

Episode 56: The “Atheist Agenda”

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Donna Harris is joined by Richelle McCullough, Robert Shindler, Greg Christensen, and Jeffrey Olsson to discuss the so-called “Atheist Agenda” and how it relates to what atheists actually want.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism presented by the Winnipeg Skeptics and the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba.

Links: @SkepticAction on Twitter | HAAM Meeting on May 11th | Drinking Skeptically on May 14th | The Atheist Agenda on Conservapedia | What is the “atheist agenda”? | Atheist Door Knockers | Studying science doesn’t make you an atheist… but studying literature does!

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Episode 31: News Update

Episode 31: News Update

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn Noble is joined by Gem Newman, Greg Christensen, and Mark Whatman to discuss local and international news of interest to skeptics, including WiFi fears, the link between gay marriage and abortion, hominid fossils, and more! This episode is the first of our new biweekly news round-up shows. You can now expect a new episode every week!

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism presented by the Winnipeg Skeptics and the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba.

Links: SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2012 | Winnipeg Ghostbusters | Young Cannabis Smokers at Risk for Lower IQ | Winnipeg Church Being Turned into Low Income Housing | Baffling Campaign Ad Claims Same Sex Marriage Leads to More Abortions | The Winnipeg Free Press’s “Letter of the Day”: Schools Should Be Wired | WHO Fact Sheet on EHS | Episode 18: WiFi, Mobile Phones, and Electrosensitivity | New Fossils Put Face on Mysterious Human Ancestor

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Skeptical News Roundup

Some quick hits!

Steve Thoms from Skeptic North has posted an excellent summary of the WiFi scare, detailing why you shouldn’t worry too much about EMF.

This wonderful Pharyngula post was recently nominated for the 2011 edition of The Open Laboratory. This provides me with an excuse to link to it, which I’ve been meaning to do for months. Give it a read. Seriously, it’s excellent.

Diana Goods of the Humanist Association of Manitoba wrote a nice letter to the editor explaining why Steinbach’s newest megachurch isn’t anything to get excited about. Hat tip to Jeff Olsson.

Also from Pharyngula comes the tale of this new lunacy from Orson Scott Card. Apparently Card’s 2008 rewrite of Hamlet depicts the ghostly king as an evil paedophile who turns everyone gay. I’m not making this up.

And finally, on a lighter note, Felicia Day linked to this on Google+:

Also, these watches are awesomely geeky. That is all.