Cellar Door Skeptics #93: Punchin’ Nazis

Content Warning!: Violence, Foul Language, and Anger

 

This episode is dedicated to those who oppose White Supremecy, Nazis, and Racism.  The show opens as the duo talk about the most recent terrorist attack in VA, where a White Supremacist ran into a crowd of counter protesters.  They will talk about their feelings, outrage, anger, and look at a few articles that they feel will help those who care to join in the resistance of White Supremacy.  They also examine how the President responded and they pick apart the audio from the three press conferences Trump has given.  Later they try to calm down talking about how Amazon is getting corporate welfare and tax breaks.  The show will end on their science segment talking about an article that discusses whether the 2nd law of thermodynamics holds the key to the origins of life.  

 

Please consider supporting the resistance by helping give to the legal funds of the counter protesters: https://fundly.com/solidarity-c-ville-7-8-anti-racist-legal-fund

 

#Resist #Charlottesville #DefendCville #AmazonWelfare #thermodynamics #PunchNazis

 

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http://solidaritycville.com/

https://fundly.com/solidarity-c-ville-7-8-anti-racist-legal-fund

https://twitter.com/vanguardam?lang=en

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2017/08/14/history-blood-soil/#XSd73Ube4hJPWehe.01

http://www.snopes.com/antifa-member-photographed-beating-police-officer/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18vLrCHxhng7WmPEH9Y8GpknEv34YlpPifttlYSE-BLw/mobilebasic

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/charlottesville-and-the-rise-of-white-identity-politics/amp/

http://www.theroot.com/interview-how-corey-long-fought-white-supremacy-with-f-1797831277

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http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2017/06/amazon_seeks_5m_tax_break_for.html

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/06/13/amazon-washington-state-tax-breaks-robot-warehouse.html

http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/news/amazon-received-241m-subsidies-warehouses

https://www.bna.com/amazon-close-breaking-n57982085432/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/your-tax-dollars-subsidize-amazon-are-the-jobs-worth-it

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https://www.wired.com/story/controversial-new-theory-suggests-life-wasnt-a-fluke-of-biologyit-was-physics/

Cellar Door Skeptics #92: Over Before it Began: the iGen Teen Social Mass Extinction

 

The show tonight opens on a laughable note as we examine a brief filed by the ACLU which is attempting to help John Oliver in his battle with a crybaby coal “giant” who took offense to John Oliver’s comedy.  We also talk about an article written in the Atlantic where they have an author who believes that screen time, cell phones, and tablets are helping to destroy the next generation.  We chuckle at the iGen title and look at how habits have changed.  Closing the show out, an article from Inverse peaked our interest as we look at a recent attempt in what psychedelics could do for the scientific community.  We break down what seems real and where we start to feel the “woo woo” factor come into play.

 

#iGen #JohnOliver #LSD #Psychedelics #Podcast #RobertMurray #SmartPhones

 

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http://www.salon.com/2017/08/02/west-virginia-aclu-amicus-brief-john-oliver-robert-murray

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/22/media/john-oliver-coal-king-murray-lawsuit/index.html

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3911409-Wvnd-19902323086.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/22/john-oliver-a-giant-squirrel-and-a-defamation-lawsuit-by-a-coal-industry-titan/?utm_term=.1220e90bbbd5

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/08/02/the_latest_brief_in_the_john_oliver_lawsuit_is_hilarious.html

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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1501151983/theatla05-20/

http://www.jeantwenge.com/

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/11/10/peds.2016-1878

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https://www.inverse.com/article/34827-amanda-feilding-james-fadiman-lsd-microdosing-smarter

http://beckleyfoundation.org/amanda-feilding/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/psychedelic-microdosing-research_us_569525afe4b09dbb4bac9db8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l30ES4wbmE

https://www.fundamental.nyc/

Cellar Door Skeptics #91: Military Transgender Ban / Voting in Off Years / Gerrymandering / Physics Life

Coming back this week with a politically charged action packed episode, we will be discussing the Transgender Ban from mr Donald Trump with Marissa McCool.  Later we tackle voter registration with Christopher Reader and why local politics are needed in off years.  We also will cover Gerrymandering and what the new Michigan law will bring if it gets passed.  Lastly we close talking about if Life came from nothing and if it was random chance or design.

 

#Transgender #MilitaryBan #VoterRegistration #Gerrymandering #Physics

 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/us/politics/transgender-military-trump-ban.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/trump-transgender-military.html?_r=0

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https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/VoterSearch.aspx

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/olmstead/why-you-should-vote-today/

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/07/17/group-submits-michigan-ballot-proposal-end-gerrymandering/485228001/

https://www.wired.com/story/controversial-new-theory-suggests-life-wasnt-a-fluke-of-biologyit-was-physics/

Cellar Door Skeptics #90: American Health Care, Brains, and the Devil’s Cards

The news keeps rolling in as Cellar Door Skeptics gets to take a look at two health care topics tonight that have come hot off the presses. The duo begins by looking at the July 25th vote in the Senate. They dive into the depths of John McCain’s decision to come back for the vote while examining the health care that each Senator gets. Then they mix up the show by bringing back everyone’s loved “Stupid Sh*t Chris Used to Believe” by examining his old churches belief about playing cards. They close the show out examining the article by the New York Times talking about a new study on the dangers of American Football. They aim to examine the actual scientific journal that the main article stemmed from.

#CTE #Healthcare #JohnMcCain #Football #Tarot #Baptist #Podcast

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/us/politics/senate-health-care.html
http://www.snopes.com/members-congress-health-care/
https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/
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http://www.eaec.org/bibleanswers/playing_cards.htm
www.bereaninternetministry.org/Papers/What%20about%20Cards.doc
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/25/sports/football/nfl-cte.html
http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2645104

Cellar Door Skeptics #89: Mo’ Money? No Problem.

 

A day late and a thousand dollars short, Cellar Door Skeptics is taking on Colonel Jeff Sessions and his southern drawl.  The Attorney General wants to strengthen Civil Asset Forfeiture as a deterrent to criminals but history has shown that minorities and the poor are disproportionately targeted.  After that it’s off to Geneva and the Large Hadron Collider where a new Atomic particle has been discovered.  Finally, to close, a legal top ten list of tools and methods to win arguments! So call your grandma and tell her you want to talk evolution this weekend!

 

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http://reason.com/blog/2017/07/17/sessions-announces-justice-department-wi

http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/30/the-7-most-egregious-examples-of-civil-asset-forfeiture/

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40521445

http://www.nebarfnd.org/images/pdf/mocktrial/10commandments.pdf

https://youtu.be/dBP2if0l-a8

Cellar Door Skeptics #88: Crows, Murder and Memory

After a long week of relaxation, Cellar Door Skeptics are back to talk science and local politics. The show this week discusses a local story about if we should allow the Catholic Schools to be sued or if they are above the law. Next we get into the science of Telecommunications and if scientists have discovered a new way to improve communications. We close the show out discussing the science behind ravens and their memory. We will look at whether the evolutionary chain has allowed for Ravens to develop memory and if this is another link inside of the progression modern day hominoids have seen. Join us in this post celebration of liberation from Europe with the enslavement of the natives of America.#ScienceEducation #CatholicSchools #Ravens #Resonance #MediaCommunications

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http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/04/09/michigan-supreme-court-catholic-school/100255906/
http://michiganradio.org/post/court-decide-whether-catholic-school-can-be-sued
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https://actu.epfl.ch/news/a-100-year-old-physics-problem-has-been-solved-at-/
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6344/1260
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/6jicr3/researchers_have_found_a_way_around_what_was/?st=J4EZHLFN&sh=ca9b3b17
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347217301161
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-ravens-people-months.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/ravens-memory-unfair-trade/

Cellar Door Skeptics #87: Muslim Travel Ban and An Angry Atheist

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On this holiday weekend, Cellar Door Skeptics pushes out the episode early in celebration of the first Fourth of July under Donald Trump. Today the episode will discuss the supreme courts decision to allow for some of the travel ban to go into effect. The duo look at the SCOTUS opinion from the judges and analyze if the courts have over stepped their boundaries again. Cellar Door Skeptics then brought back Matt Chapman to talk about the angry atheist trope. They decided it would be a good segment to do given the holiday season. Many people have to suffer through family functions and get accused of being angry at religion. And after last weeks scathing episode on the latest Scotus downfall allowing for a private school to get government funds for their religious school, they had to address why they were not angry at Christians but at a failure of government.

#MuslimBan #AngryAtheist #Scotus #Christian #DonaldTrump #IndependenceDay #4thofJuly

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/travel-ban-supreme-court/index.html
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/16-1436_l6hc.pdf
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/06/how_the_supreme_court_paved_the_way_for_trump_s_muslim_ban.html
http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/06/justices-agree-weigh-travel-ban-allow-parts-go-effect/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error
http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2007/10/atheists-and-an.html
http://educateinspirechange.org/spirituality/10-signs-personality-intimidating-others-never-tolerate-7/
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matt2000/starship-awesome-3000
https://www.starshipawesome.com

Cellar Door Skeptics 86: Burlington Sanders Bankruptcy

#86: Burlington Sanders Bankruptcy

Cellar Door Skeptics have not been sitting on their laurels this week. They have been busy doing research on a topic close to home. This episode the crew will tackle Jane Sander’s FBI investigation, the allegations against her, and if there is any teeth behind what Donald Trump’s Vermont Campaign Chairman claims. Given their desire to report the truth coupled with their love of all things Sanders, they take a step back and remove their biases to talk about the truth behind the allegations. Later the duo will talk about a recent study on Raven’s memory and cognitive abilities. The research is interesting and they hope to see if there is any more light shed on evolutionary cognition. The episode will end with a bang, as Chris Squared jump over Scotus decision to allow for funding of a church school playground. They will read through the decision along with opinion articles from NPR and FFRF.

#FFRF #JaneSanders #Cognition #ChurchStateSeparation #FFRF #Voucher #SchoolofChoice

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-and-jane-sanders-under-fbi-investigation-for-bank-fraud-hire-lawyers/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=39061383
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1344
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/22/bernie-sanders-jane-sanders-lawyer-bank-fraud-investigation-burlington-college-215297
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2680892/LTR-to-USATTY-and-FDIC-IG-Re-Apparent-Fraud-Sen.pdf
http://gregguma.blogspot.com/2016/05/campus-paradise-lost-fall-of-burlington.html?m=1
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347217301161
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-ravens-people-months.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/ravens-memory-unfair-trade/
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https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/29785-ffrf-blasts-supreme-court-s-trinity-lutheran-decision
http://www.npr.org/2017/06/26/534084013/supreme-court-rules-religious-school-can-use-taxpayer-funds-for-playground
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-577_khlp.pdf

Cellar Door Skeptics 85: Empty Handed for God – The Deconversion to Atheism. Tanner’s Christian Ska Band Bandmate Interview

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 Entertainment#atheism#christian#christianmusic#deconversion#emptyhand

#85: Empty Handed for God – The deconversion to Atheism

If you remember Tanner mentioned that he was in a Christian Ska Band in high school. And he left the band due to theological difference. Well now years later, and no we won’t say how many years, but 17 years later he reunites with his old friend and lead singer of defunct band Empty Hand.
They reminisce along with talking about both their journey out of Christianity into Atheism. Both of them have had different journeys but both have come to the same place.
Be prepared to journey back in time to talk ska music, Christianity, religious family, and atheism.

#emptyhand #christianband #skamusic #christianmusic #atheism #deconversion

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http://www.plyrics.com/lyrics/fiveironfrenzy/allthatisgood.html
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http://freethinkingministries.com/stuff-atheists-say-believing-in-god-is-like-believing-in-santa-2/
http://freethinkingministries.com/stuff-atheists-say-a-crutch-a-fallacy-and-a-magical-being/
http://freethinkingministries.com/stuff-atheists-say-atheism-is-a-lack-of-belief/
http://freethinkingministries.com/stuff-atheists-say-extraordinary-claims-require-extraordinary-evidence/
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http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/18/news/economy/nevada-governor-sandoval-vetoes-medicaid-for-all/index.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/13/532783189/nevada-may-become-first-state-to-offer-medicaid-to-all-regardless-of-income
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills

If I was a Shriner . . .

Something that I haven’t experienced in a while happened over the weekend. I was helping my grandfather’s friends in the Shriners load 400lbs of Vidalia onions they are storing at my shop, after cordial greetings and solid tough guy man hand shakes of course, when the one gentleman asks if I was a Shriner.
My response was a light head shake in the negatory and a simple “nope”. He, as was to be expected, then asked “when I would be a Shriner”. Knowing as I do, the organization at hand and the impossibility of my fraternite’ within it, I immediately knew it was walking on eggshells time.

My response was the standard that I give to such invitations from similar groups, smiling sincerely now, “due to differences in philosophy or world view which you and my grandfather can discuss if you wish, I simply would not be able to join.”

Now came a moment of contemplation on his part, he looked to the onions in the bed of the truck considering what such a difference could be, his eyes then widened, turned to me and asked “do you believe in god?”

I was still smiling, for I knew where this was going from the moment we started our dance. I simply and calmly, with a smile still, answered “No I don’t” and then waited. Two things were about to happen, a debate or an abrupt end to the discussion.

To my approval, it was simply the end of the conversation. But something interesting started, otherwise why would I be telling you about this. He immediately had to get away from me, he quickly changed in posture and moved to the far side of the struck where my grandfather and his other friend were talking. No words, just staring at me uncertainly, just a need to back away and regroup. Regaining some of his posture he shook my hand right before they left but it was cold and wet now, no longer the healthy rigid shake or eye contact from a mere moment before.

The Shriners expect a deistic admission, at least, to be granted into their ranks and I wonder if they will ever realize the number of people like me who could enthusiastically and very heavily help in person and or financially if they could look beyond such trivial matters.

So, I think of Christopher Hitchens and one of his devious maxims: “Here is my challenge. Let someone name one ethical statement made, or one ethical action performed, by a believer that could not have been uttered or done by a nonbeliever.” Henceforth The Foundation Beyond Belief is where I still give my charity and shall be for some time as we still deal with the diversity of identity in these “most modern of times”.

-Thoughts from Chris Hanna