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Freethought and other High-Fallutin' Multimedia Lectures
November 16, 2007 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Freethought Multimedia contains dozens of interviews, conversations and lectures on a variety of topics with/by several contemporary skeptics and freethinkers, including Michael Shermer, James Randi, Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker and Richard Dawkins. (There's a great links section at the bottom of the page, as well. Particularly good are the University Lectures section and the Lectures Archive.)
posted by cog_nate (21 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks, this is neat!
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:08 AM on November 16, 2007


Hours of interest. Thanks.
posted by WPW at 11:34 AM on November 16, 2007


God is real, and all these heretics will writhe in eternal torment in a lake of fire.

I don't really believe any of that. I just wanted to be the first to say it in this thread.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:35 AM on November 16, 2007 [3 favorites]


is there really no such thing as a non-white-guy freethinker? or is it just a conspiracy that we never hear from them?
posted by CitizenD at 11:40 AM on November 16, 2007


or is it just a conspiracy that we never hear from them?

Or they have their own non-conformist fish to fry.
posted by DU at 11:52 AM on November 16, 2007


Richard Dawkins doesn't care about Black People.
posted by empath at 12:20 PM on November 16, 2007


s there really no such thing as a non-white-guy freethinker?

Mr Tyson maybe?
posted by vertriebskonzept at 12:39 PM on November 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


... and how about The Infidel Guy? He's been around quite a while...
posted by jgarbers at 12:45 PM on November 16, 2007


Well, Susan Jacoby -- who wrote Freethinkers: a History of American Secularism -- would probably fall under that category, CitizenD. (It's a great book, by the way.) Elizabeth Cady Stanton, too, but she's not a contemporary.
posted by cog_nate at 12:48 PM on November 16, 2007


is there really no such thing as a non-white-guy freethinker?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali? I think that she's now moved to a position of all-out atheism.
posted by WPW at 1:00 PM on November 16, 2007


Here's an interesting link (third to appear in a googling for 'black atheists', by the way).
posted by topynate at 1:02 PM on November 16, 2007


Very, very nice, cog_nate. Thanks.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 1:03 PM on November 16, 2007


thank god none of them are as mind-numbingly monotone as Chomsky... if that's at all possible.

good find!
posted by desolepas at 1:06 PM on November 16, 2007


Many of these links are broken (at least under Massimo Pigliucci).
posted by futility closet at 1:19 PM on November 16, 2007


Who doesn't like Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Also: NOT ATHEIST (according to the US mint)
posted by [expletive deleted] at 1:19 PM on November 16, 2007


is there really no such thing as a non-white-guy freethinker? or is it just a conspiracy that we never hear from them?

Oh yes, the silence is definitely part of the conspiracy. Members of super-secretive Communities of Color can't tell you their thoughts or they'd have to kill you.
posted by salvia at 2:02 PM on November 16, 2007


I love this shit. Thanks.
posted by wafaa at 2:36 PM on November 16, 2007


Forgot to add this to the post: The Unofficial Stephen Jay Gould Archive.
posted by cog_nate at 3:38 PM on November 16, 2007


Oh, and I'd never heard of Neil deGrasse Tyson before. Thanks, vertriebskonzept.
posted by cog_nate at 3:40 PM on November 16, 2007


Steven Pinker isn't much of a skeptic. He emphatically rejects a number of obvious strawmen, then replaces them with his own, equally impoverished, conceptual scheme.
posted by nasreddin at 8:53 PM on November 16, 2007


Yeah, Pinker's a knob among knobs.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 10:58 PM on November 16, 2007


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