Sunday, November 19, 2017

Acupuncture: Alternative medicine

Alternative medicine is medicine that hasn’t been proven to work.

Lecture 4: Acupuncture

Most people think acupuncture has been proven to work, but the evidence actually indicates that it is no more than an elaborate, theatrical placebo.

Almost everything you’ve heard about acupuncture is false.

Video by James Randi Foundation. Lecture 4: Acupuncture

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Do you Believe the Bible is true?

Do you Believe the Bible is true?


Aired July 29, 2009 - Episode 8, Final episode of Season 3. Get season 3 on DVD from the online ABC store.


Video by The Chaser's War on Everything. - Do you Believe the Bible is true?

Friday, November 17, 2017

How Richard Dawkins Became a Card-Carrying Skeptic

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins shared with us an early memory of playing hide-and-seek with an African man who claimed to have "magicked himself invisible." Dawkins is the author of many books, including: The God Delusion, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor's Tale, An Appetite for Wonder, The magic of Reality, The Greatest Show on Earth, and A Devil's Chaplain.

Tell us your story and become a card-carrying skeptic! Learn how at: Card-Carrying Skeptic

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Law of Attraction - Debunked (The Secret - Refuted)

1. Pseudoscience: So the first thing to be said, in my opinion, is that the Law of Attraction, and, to be blunt, New Age Thought altogether, is entirely predicated on dispensing meaningless drivel masqueraded as profound truth and wisdom… it is, to paraphrase Michael Shermer, the combination of scientific sounding words with New Age words to create the illusion that they’re somehow related… For example, the term ‘Law of Attraction’ deliberately implies that it is a scientific law, just like the ‘Law of Conservation of Energy’ etc., and yet, science regards the Law of Attraction as pure nonsense and pseudoscience, and puts it in the same bin as creationism, homeopathy, climate change denial and tin foil hats!

2. Argument from Ignorance: Anyhow, with that said, the first question to be asked is if the first premise is true - is everything really comprised of energy vibrating at different frequencies? Is the Law of Vibration true? Well, while it is true that everything so far appears to be an expression of matter and energy, and while matter and energy are indeed different states of the same thing (energy)... the only way someone can say that everything “vibrates” is by defining ‘vibration’ to be “energy in motion” – which only serves to confuse people. What’s more is that if the proponents of this argument go a step further and assert that we know for sure that everything is vibrating energy, they’re actually committing an Argument from Ignorance, because absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

3. Equivocation Fallacy: Of all the arguments I've taken on (so far), the proponents of the Law of Attraction perhaps commit more equivocation fallacies than them all. From defining energy as “energy in motion”, to defining it as “the universal life force that exists in all living matter”, to defining it as "a personal mental state or an emotional atmosphere that can be sensed", they are the kings of equivocation. Watch out for it!

4. Unfalsifiable Fallacy: A third flaw with many, but not all concepts of ‘energy’ and ‘vibration’, is that they are untestable and irrefutable, and that because of this they commit an Unfalsifiable Fallacy. An Unfalsifiable Fallacy occurs when an asserted proposition cannot be disproven by any amount of evidence, and yet the proponent insists that the proposition is true. For example, if a proponent defines vibrational energy to mean “an intangible and undetectable life force that exists in all living matter”, then due to it being intangible and undetectable, it can never by proven false…

5. Anecdotal Fallacy: And finally, as the last major flaw that I’ll raise in this video, most proponents of the Law of Attraction commit a devastating Anecdotal Fallacy. They do this because their concepts, definitions, ideology and assertions are largely, and sometimes entirely, predicated on their own personal experiences, interpretations, and testimony.

Evangelicals: Chasers war on everything Evangelicals

Christianity and Christian Televangelist

* Mike Murdock, Televangelist
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

B.Y.T.H. Busters (The Secret Law of Attraction)

In B.Y.T.H. Busters: The Secret Law of Attraction, Adam Average and Jamie Imtheman put the "Law of Attraction" to the test.

This is the second in a series of videos that promote science and critical thinking through the use of humor, wit, and satire.

If you missed our first video, The Con Academy, watch it now:

Skeptics Presents: B.Y.T.H. Busters (The Secret Law of Attraction)

Video by Brian Keith Dalton and Michael Shermer.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Economic Development: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don't get, in return.

Ark Encounter, Operated by Answers in Genesis a young Earth Christian creationism group.

Last Week Tonight on HBO, November 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Floods: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver explains why our federal system for financing flood recovery perpetuates a pattern of destruction and why you should never offer a tortilla chip to a seagull.

Last Week Tonight, October 2017. HBO

Thursday, October 26, 2017

God Responds To Bill O'Reilly

The disgraced Fox News pundit is 'mad at God' following his latest sexual misconduct allegations. Stephen looks to the skies to get the Lord Almighty's reaction.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oct. 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gregg Popovich highly critical of President Trump in interview | First Take

First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich being highly critical of President Trump in an interview.

Poppin' Off

Go Pop, go!

Gregg Popovich highly critical of President Trump in interview | First Take | ESPN

October 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Guns in America

Russell Howard talks about gun laws in America

Monday, October 9, 2017

Pro-Life Congressman Tim Murphy Aborts His Career

Pennsylvania Representative Tim Murphy (Republican), who voted on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, resigns when it's revealed he pressured his mistress to terminate her pregnancy.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, October 2017

Why Trump's transgender ban is totally nuts...

Russell looks at Trump's ban on transgender people in the army.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

If Now Isn't The Time To Talk About Guns, When Is?

Days after the Las Vegas massacre, Republicans are dusting off their favorite excuse for why they can't discuss gun laws.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, October 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Americans love for guns

Checkout Charity: What happens to donations collected by stores?

Some of the country’s biggest retailers are asking for your donations at the cash, even though many Canadians say they don’t like it. So why do companies do it?

Who’s it helping? In Doing Good, Feeling Bad, we raise some big questions about those little charitable donations.

Doing Good, Feeling Bad

Originally broadcast February 20, 2015 - by CBC News

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers Science Questions From Twitter

Astrophysicist and 'StarTalk' host Neil deGrasse Tyson uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about our universe. What is a quark? Is there a limit to the expansion of the universe?

'StarTalk' airs Sundays at 11pm on Nat Geo.



WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers Science Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

Catalan referendum: hundreds injured as police attack protesters

Spanish police in riot gear stormed polling stations to prevent Catalonia’s independence referendum from going ahead on Sunday. Schools housing ballot boxes were raided by the national police.

The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, told crowds the 'police brutality will shame the Spanish state for ever', while the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, demanded an end to the police actions and called for the resignation of the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy.

Spanish authorities have declared the referendum illegal.


Catalonia's Independence Referendum

Puerto Rico Deals With Another Storm: A Presidential Twitter Tantrum

President Trump spent the weekend attacking Puerto Rico and the Mayor of San Juan due to what he views as unfair criticism.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, October 2017

Pat Robertson Blames Vegas Shooting On Disrespect For Trump, The National Anthem And God

Pat Robertson blames the mass shooting in Las Vegas on disrespect toward President Trump, the national anthem and God.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Stream - 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Stream - 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' with Neil deGrasse Tyson Protons. Electrons. Neutrons. Quarks. These tiny particles are the fundamental building blocks of the universe, but what are they exactly? And what can people in a constant rush to pay the bills and feed their families learn about the origins of the universe by studying them? Enter: American astrophysicist and StarTalk podcast host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

From the Big Bang theory to quantum mechanics, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new book, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry", aims to bring “the universe down to Earth succinctly ... in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere”. But can such a book improve scientific literacy at a time when some people in the United States wonder if there’s a “war on science”?

From climate change skeptics to the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to scientific research, scientific inquiry and advancement in the US are under pressure. This so-called “war” has inspired a new wave of activism, with marches organised across the country to combat “alternative facts” with scientific facts.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is the director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium, says science is “a fundamental part” of the US’ industrious reputation, but Americans have “lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not”. Although Pew Research Center surveys note at least three-quarters of Americans trust scientists to act in the public’s interest, partisan politics often inform opinions about such matters as climate change, energy policy, and whether evolution should be taught in public schools.

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, the denial of scientific truths stunts conversations about problems that should have been solved “years ago”. He adds that science should be “in the service of civilization” and the sooner Americans recognize that, “the faster we can get on with the political conversations about how to solve the problems that face us”.

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he returns to The Stream to explore how educators like himself can use the public’s rejuvenated interested in science to improve and promote scientific literacy in an era of “alternative facts”.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Glenn Beck & God Have a Lot in Common - ABS #135

Bible study. The Mormon Glenn Beck references are real popular with the kids in 2017.

Hugo's Twitter- @HugoReloaded

Jake's Twitter- @BibleReloaded

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The World Didn't End this Week but the NFL Did!

I swear to God I've never been more done with the NFL than ever before. I don't care what others do but the fact remains I'm done with it more than I was before. State law!

Video by Donnie Baker

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Roy Moore Pulled Out A Gun And Won Alabama's GOP Primary

Homosexsual behavior is a ground for divorce, an act of sexual misconduct punishable as a crime in Alabama, a crime against nature, an inherent evil, and an act so heinous that it defies one´s ability to describe it.

Quote by Roy Moore. February 15, 2002


When vying for Jeff Sessions' seat in the Senate, it doesn't hurt to whip out an elf-sized pistol.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Gregg Popovich discusses President Trump at media day

Gregg Popovich (Creat Popovich) discusses President Trump at media day.

I love Gregg Popovich!

Go, Spurs, go!

Monday, September 25, 2017

September 23, 2017 Doomsday...Except It Isn't. The Glaring Problem is...

It's Doomsday week. You didn't know? Google it. Either way...Don't get all excited and sell your knife collection just yet. I've seen a lot of contortions of logic before when it comes to Doomsday predictions and the Bible, but apparently now it's allowed to just tear out multiple chapters to make it fit. This is a long topic with a lot of points, so take the time.

September 23, 2017? What's going to happen?

Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker talks about September 23, 2017, and the big "sign" in the heavens that many are talking about and how it might tie into the stars, and even the date of September 23, 2015.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Sep 24, 2017

Oliver takes on Trump, Mnuchin, Tom Price, Megyn Kelly and more ....


Corporate Consolidation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers. John Oliver explains why that could make you want to physically destroy your cable box.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rick Joyner Says Natural Disasters Are The Result Of Kicking God Out Of America

Rick Joyner says that we can't complain that God is not protecting America from natural disasters because that is the consequence of having kicking him out of our country.

Jim Bakker Urges Rich People To Buy A Million Dollars Worth Of Survival Food Buckets

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this clip, Jim Bakker and John Shorey urge viewers to spend as much as they can on buying survival food buckets.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chick Tracts Are Getting Worse "I See You"

Christian comics...

The Bible Reloaded, 2017

Hugo's Twitter- @HugoReloaded

Jake's Twitter- @BibleReloaded

Man created god

On the first day, man created god.

Mid Ohio Atheists

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Atheists Watch "Heaven is for Real"

Hugo and Jake take a look at the newest in a long line of films tailored to give Christians all those warm fuzzy feelings inside.

Hugo's Twitter- @HugoReloaded

Jake's Twitter- @BibleReloaded

Rationalists of East Tennessee

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Christians vandalize Atheist child's grave

Here in Winfield Al. not even the graves of Non-Christians are safe. While Mayor Randy Price goes to extreme lengths to protect these vandals for Jesus.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stossel: The Best Part of the Constitution

This Constitution Day, John Stossel asks: what's the most important part of the 230-year-old document?

Stossel also asks liberty-supporting people like Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) for their picks.

Stossel: The Best Part of the Constitution

Reason TV, September 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Science Based Medicine vs Evidence Based Medicine

Our ancestors lived in a pre-scientific world where the evolution of “logically illogical” thinking helped them survive.

Science doesn’t come naturally; we prefer stories to studies. How can we decide if a medical treatment works?

The scientific method is the only way to get reliable answers. Evidence-based medicine was a good idea but failed to live up to its promise.

How science-based medicine is different from evidence-based medicine and why it is better.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson on 9th planet

Stephen Colbert invites his favorite astrophysicist to join him for this week's edition of Friday Night Fights.

Friday Night Fights with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS 2016

Monday, September 11, 2017

Joe Arpaio: Last Week Tonight with Donald Trump

Donald Trump issued his first presidential pardon to the last person who should get one. John Oliver discusses the troubling record of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Joe Arpaio: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions, Vol XXXI

Sometimes I place orders at multiple Domino's just so I can watch them race on the Pizza Tracker.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Puts Earth's Smallness Into Perspective

'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' author Neil deGrasse Tyson reminds us Earthlings that we're less 'center of the universe' and more 'pale blue dot.'

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, May 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

What's it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing ... everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America's most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

Why do people join cults? - Janja Lalich

Today, there are thousands of cults around the world. Broadly speaking, a cult is a group or movement with a shared commitment to a usually extreme ideology that’s typically embodied in a charismatic leader. But what exactly differentiates cults from other groups – and why do people join them? Janja Lalich describes how cults recruit and manipulate their members.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Losing faith

'Atheism happened to me when I wasn’t looking. Theism happened to me when I wasn’t thinking.'

A timeline of some key memories around my personal experience of religion, running from my earliest memories to my emergence from it into atheism.

We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it and that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson simplifies the cosmos in his new book

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins CBSN to discuss his new book about the cosmos, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," and why we need to change how we educate youth.

CBS News, May 2017

38 Years of Magic and B.S.: A Conversation with Penn & Teller

Matt Donnelly interviews Penn & Teller about their career and the influence of skepticism -- and James Randi -- upon it.

Live on stage from TAM 2012.

Neil deGrasse Tyson gets to the bottom of GMOs

There is a lot of information and misinformation about the presence of GMOs in our food chain. In this segment of StarTalk radio Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to documentary filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy ("Food Evolution") and plant geneticist Pamela Ronald to understand some of the fact-based science around this controversial topic.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017


Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on why climate change is subject to political debate and examines the privilege of wondering about space in "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."

Food Storage: Mormon Myths, Methods & Shocking LDS Cannery Announcement

Food storage is part of self reliance which is a big part of the Mormon culture. This video was recorded at my local LDS emergency preparedness meeting. This presentation is full of valuable food storage golden nuggets. The speaker covers Mormon food storage myths, the truth and methods that make food storage easy and doable. She covers subjects such as the seven major food storage mistakes most people make, what types of wheat to store and why, food storage rotation ideas, the difference between a three week food storage and one year, important non-food storage items that you need to store, storage containers, storage conditions and locations, what to do about insects and gardening. She also makes an unofficial announcement about the Houston LDS cannery that may just shock you.


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Friday, September 1, 2017

The Definitive 11Foot8 Bridge Crash Compilation

A 10 minute compilation of all crashes uploaded between 2008 and 2016 by, copyright J├╝rgen Henn

What is the location of the 11foot8 bridge?
201 Gregson St in Durham, NC (intersection with Peabody St)

Why is the bridge so low?
This train trestle is about 100 years old. At the time when it was built, there were no standards for minimum clearance.

How often do trucks crash into the bridge?
On average, about once a month a truck gets visibly damaged at the bridge. However, every day trucks that trip the overheight warning lights, stop and turn into the side street.

Stupid Americans

Why don’t they fix it?
Depends on who “they” are and on what “fix” means. The North Carolina Railroad Company owns the train trestle, and their concern is primarily with keeping the trains running and keeping them running safely. So their concern is mainly with reducing the impact of the truck crashes on the actual structure of the train trestle. As far as they are concerned, they solved that problem by installing the crash beam.

The city of Durham has installed “low clearance” signs on each of the 3 blocks leading up to the trestle (Gregson is a one-way road). There is an “overheight when flashing” sign with flashing lights that are triggered by vehicles that are too tall. Several blocks ahead of the trestle the speed limit is 25 MPH. The folks from the city planning department said that they made an effort to prevent accidents.

The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation maintains the road, but not the signage. I suspect they have much bigger problems to deal with statewide than this bridge.

Is the clearance signage accurate?
The clearance signage displays a maximum safe clearance – and yes, in that sense it is accurate. The actual clearance of the crash beam right in front of the trestle is 11 feet 10.8 inches, which gives it a 2.8 inch safety margin. The MUTCD allows for a maximum of 3 inches difference between the signage and the actual clearance.

Would this situation be better if the signage were metric? Well … take a look at his website:

For the convenience of our metric-only audience, here are the measurements we’re talking about in meters:
11foot8 (11 feet 8 inches) = 3.556 meters
11 feet 10.8 inches = 3.627 meters
Safety margin: 7.1 cm (at the crest of the road)

Was Trevor Noah a good science student?

Find out how The Daily Show host performed as a student in South Africa. You’ll also get to hear astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Trevor Noah discuss why geeks run the universe and jocks don't, and why Neil might not have been the most successful scientist in the dark ages.

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Instruction manual for life

The one book to rule your life.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Netherlands, Holland and The Low Countries - The Difference

So what is the difference, if any, between The Netherlands, Holland and The Low Countries? Find out in this video!

Dave Daubenmire: Hurricane Harvey Is Judgment On Houston For Abortion & Its Lesbian Mayor

Dave Daubenmire says that Hurricane Harvey is God's judgment on Houston for abortion and having recently had a lesbian mayor.

Ask God: YOLO

QUESTION: Whatever happened to living life to its fullest?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

“Mormon Underwear” is the Temple Garment and is Sacred to Latter-day Saints

Temple garments are worn by faithful Latter-day Saints as a reminder of sacred beliefs and commitments. Sometimes inaccurately referred to as “Mormon underwear” or “magical underwear.”

While the temple garment is a sacred representation of an individual’s commitment to God including living a good, honorable life —the accurate and respectful term of such underwear is “temple garment.”

Wallnau: Trump Evicted Witchcraft From The White House

On Tuesday, conservative pastor Lance Wallnau appeared on “The Jim Bakker Show” to discuss President Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington.

Wallnau said he knows the real reason that millions of people marched against the new president the day after the inauguration: Upon taking office, Trump evicted an evil spirit of witchcraft from the White House, causing that demonic spirit to go out into the general population.

“What I believe is happening is there was a deliverance of the nation from the spirit of witchcraft in the Oval Office,” he said. “The spirit of witchcraft was in the Oval Office, it was about to intensify to a higher level demon principality, and God came along with a wrecking ball [Trump] and shocked everyone, the church cried out for mercy and bam—God knocked that spirit out, and what you’re looking at is the manifestation of an enraged demon through the spirit.”

Earlier in the show, host Jim Bakker said that America needs a conservative Christian “revolution” against the government for “taking the Bible out of school”—something they did not do—and for supposedly telling pastors that they “cannot speak the word of God.”

If Trump had lost the election, Bakker said, America would have seen “a destruction, a total end of the church.

Lance Wallnau Says The Left Is Using 'Basic Voodoo Hypnotism' To Demonize Trump

Lance Wallnau says that the Democrats and the media are using Nazi propaganda techniques to demonize President Donald Trump and his supporters.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Latter-day Saints Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey strengthens off the coast of Texas, Mormons are preparing to send food and other commodities to Houston. High winds and flooding could result from the hurricane that is expected to hit the middle Texas coast and stall over the state.

On Friday, August 25, 2017, workers at the Bishops’ Central Storehouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were busy loading pallets of water and other life-sustaining supplies on several trucks in Salt Lake City.
“We received a call from our headquarters, and they have asked us if we would put together some loads to go down and actually pre-position some of these supplies in that area,” said John Hopkins, manager of the Bishops’ Central Storehouse.
Three trucks left Friday morning for the bishops’ storehouse in Houston in case there is a natural disaster in Texas and residents need assistance.

“This is an opportunity, even though it's a very adverse situation and there will be people affected adversely, but this allows us all to come together,” said Hopkins. “It'll just simply be a community effort, and I'm grateful to be part of that, to be able to provide that assistance.”

Bryan Fischer Says It's Time Ban The Rainbow Flag

In this clip, the Christian Bryan Fischer says that if places are going to ban the Confederate flag, the rainbow flag should be banned as well.

Monday, August 28, 2017

How to Stop Patent Trolls

It's been a bad year for patent trolls, from a Supreme Court decision squelching their ability to funnel lawsuits to East Texas, to this week's ruling that Personal Audio LLC can't claim it owns a patent on the entirety of podcasting. In the latest Mostly Weekly, Reason's Andrew Heaton explores what patent trolls are, the damage they do, and the next step in driving them out of courtrooms and back into dank caves.

Trolls camp out on piles of weak and frivolous patents, hoping to one day sue inventors and businesses. Many of the patents they register or buy are vague, representing novel ideas only insofar as trolls are innovative at finding things they didn't invent to claim legal ownership of. It doesn't matter that these patents wouldn't hold up in court, because a business is more likely to pay off a troll than to hire an expensive attorney to fight them. Trolls suck more than twenty billion dollars out of the economy each year.

The parasitical nature of "non-practicing entities" (the PC term for trolls) has raised questions about whether the modern patent system helps or hinders innovation, and if the best solution is for comprehensive reform or just to burn the whole thing down.

Heaton has an idea to hinder patent trolls. It may not be a silver bullet, but it will definitely piss them off.

Mostly Weekly is hosted by Andrew Heaton with headwriter Sarah Rose Siskind.
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Hurricane Harvey: God hates America

Clearly God hates America

Video by ABC News


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Sunday, August 27, 2017

The American dream is turned into poverty

Documentary about the superstition about: The American Dream

The American dream is turned into poverty. Documentary 2017

By Frontline. PBS

Friday, August 25, 2017

20/20 Scientology: A War Without Guns

Actress Leah Remini Sits Down With Anchor Dan Harris to Discuss Her Fight Against the Church. “20/20” reports on former members of the Church of Scientology, including those who are crusading against it and others who still practice outside the Church.

In a new interview, ABC News’ Dan Harris sits down with actress Leah Remini, who describes her fight against the Church, including her goal to have the organization lose its tax exempt status as a religion. The Church claims that the movement against it is a conspiracy led by a handful of people who spread lies for fame and money.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Paula White Says That Trump's 'Two Corinthians' Gaffe Was 'A Setup'

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this clip, Paula White says that Donald Trump's infamous "Two Corinthians" gaffe was the result of a set up by a Ted Cruz supporting preacher.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

How You Really Make Decisions

Every day you make thousands of decisions, big and small, and behind all them is a powerful battle in your mind, pitting intuition against logic.

This conflict affects every aspect of your life - from what you eat to what you believe, and especially to how you spend your money.

And it turns out that the intuitive part of your mind is a lot more powerful than you may realise

Horizon uncovers the truth about how you really make decisions.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The trap of materialism

This video has been uploaded for educational purposes and all rights belong to the UK-Channel 5

Money, happiness and eternal life - Greed

Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature.

"Nobody in the bible is pure."

"Everybody in the bible is a rich man."

"The bible don't talk about proverty".

But is greed getting the better of us? Find out in GREED - A FATAL DESIRE.

From Buddhists and bankers to Eskimos and psychologists, we explore the phenomenon of greed with people from all walks of life. How can it be defined? What makes us greedy? And what are the repercussions?

People like to have a lot of stuff because it gives them the feeling of living forever," says American social psychologist Sheldon Solomon. He thinks we have to come to terms with our own mortality before we can break the cycle.

Are there other ways to feel happy and content? Can we simply stop being greedy by changing the way we think?

Money, happiness and eternal life - Greed (1/2) | DW Documentary

Monday, August 21, 2017

Climate Change and Conspiracy Theories at the Great Barrier Reef - Uncensored

As bleaching ravages the Great Barrier Reef, Jim sets out to separate fact from fiction regarding climate change’s effect on the ocean.

The Jim Jefferies Show airs Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions, Vol. XXXI

I went online to buy reading glasses and accidentally signed up for riding glasses.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Solar Eclipse 101

On August 21, 2017, the long-anticipated total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina as the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun. The last time the contiguous United States saw a total solar eclipse was in 1979, and the next one won’t be until 2024.

Learn more about the science and significance of this phenomenon and the best way to view it—whether you’re in the “path of totality” or elsewhere (New Yorkers, for example, will be able to see the Moon cover about 70 percent of the Sun)—with Jackie Faherty of the Department of Astrophysics, and Joe Rao, Hayden Planetarium associate, in a discussion moderated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium.


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#eclipse #solareclipse #totality #astronomy #amnh #americanmuseumofnaturalhistory #Sun #Moon

Leah Remini on Finding Out About Xenu (from Joe Rogan Experience)

Leah Remini talks about reaching OT III and having Scientology's origin story revealed to her.

Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #908.

Leah Remini on Finding Out About Xenu (from Joe Rogan Experience #908)

If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Did you see what Tim Allen tweeted about apes and evolution? StarTalk All-Star Natalia Reagan and Biological Anthropologist Todd Disotell have some background to help Tim Allen better understand his question. Plus, we answer some fan questions about apes and evolution!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Xenu from Scientology explained

I had to share this chilling sequence from "Going Clear", even better than the South Park version, for being less comical and more haunting, fantastic montage, fantastic documentary, two of the most informative, and mesmerizing hours of my life...

Yes I could be categorized as "christian" and a lot of people are quick to point out that Scientology is no different from any other stupid and brainwashing religion... I disagree, no other religion asks for that much money for you to become a better believer, other religions have gods to worship, and in my religion in particular, the river in which Jesus was baptized is still there, Jerusalem is still there, the bible is historically accurate in a great portion, and the creation myth (which i take as metaphorical, not literal) doesn't use modern features in what was supposed to be the beginning of time... not mentioning that the big bang and the creation are very similar...

i'm not saying Christianity is right nor true (you and I can't prove nor disprove it) I respect every religion with good principals, but Scientology is not a religion... created by a science fiction author, pay plan from the beginning, harassment inside, and also after you leave...

Written by Cinemaniac Jean

From: Going Clear about Xenu. Scientology



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Beyond Solar Eclipse 2017: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Astrophysics

In his traditional easy and captivating way. Neil deGrasse Tyson presents his new book "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" and talks about galaxies , basic physics laws and laws we yet don't have to understand the universe. At 92Y with Robert Krulwich.

Beyond Solar Eclipse 2017: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Astrophysics. -Pt.1-

Beyond Solar Eclipse 2017: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Astrophysics -pt2-

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Leah Remini Explains Scientology's Scam | Chelsea

Former Scientologist and "Aftermath" author, Leah Remini, describes the internal workings of the controversial religion.

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Leah Remini Explains Scientology's Scam | Chelsea | Netflix

Science in America - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Enjoy this 4min video on “Science in America”, containing what may be the most important words Neil deGrasse Tyson has ever spoken.

From StarTalk Radio


Science in America - Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Leah Remini on the Cult of Scientology | Real Time with Bill Maher

"Scientology and the Aftermath" creator and host Leah Remini joins Bill to discuss the challenges of leaving the Church of Scientology.

Leah Remini on the Cult of Scientology | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stephen Makes Condemning Nazis Look Easy (Because It Is)

It took the President two days to utter a direct dismissal of the KKK, neo-Nazis, or white supremacists. Stephen Colbert doesn't even need 15 minutes.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Best of Pawn Stars: The Book of Mormon

Bibliophile Rebecca Romney is called in to appraise an enormously valuable fifth edition of the Book of Mormon in this scene from "Best of Pawn Stars: Expert Examinations."

Pawn Stars
Season 16
Episode 15
Best of Pawn Stars: Expert Examinations

"Pawn Stars" follows three generations of the Harrison family as they assess the value of items coming in and out of their Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, from the commonplace to the truly historic.

Best of Pawn Stars: The Book of Mormon | History

Friday, August 11, 2017

Richard Dawkins and Dave Rubin: Live at the 92nd Street Y

In an era of fake news, “truthiness” and outright lies, Richard Dawkins has an urgent message for the world: we need reason and science now more than ever before.

Richard Dawkins Evolutionary Biologist and Author
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Leah Remini Argues That Scientology Isn't A Religion

'Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath' creator Leah Remini describes what differentiates Scientology from religions.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert @ CBS August 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Terry Pratchett: 'Imagination, not intelligence, made us human'

Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the modern world's most renowned authors. The 38 tales of the Discworld series, set in a strange yet strangely familiar world on the back of a giant turtle, have defied the limits of genre and attracted adoring fans around the world. Translated into 32 languages and selling over 60 million copies worldwide, Pratchett received a knighthood in 2009. He has been winner of the British Science Fiction Award, the Carnegie Medal, the Writers Guild Award and the Smarties Prize Silver Award. - Terry Pratchett is also Britain's most shoplifted author.

In this exclusive Melbourne appearance, the satirist, novelist and much-loved icon joins Michael Williams for a broad, entertaining discussion at RMIT's Storey Hall. Touching on Pratchett's early work as a journalist, his first forays into fiction and his thoughts on death and religion, the author also shares insights into his stories and characters.

Pratchett opens with a preview — read by his 'insistent', Rob Wilkins — of Sam Vimes' exploits from the forthcoming 39th Discworld book.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Jesus Responds To The WWE Trademarking Bible Verse '3:16'

He has risen... to confront the WWE for commercializing his book.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS 2017

Why even Jon Stewart couldn’t joke about the Eric Garner case

Another week, and another grand jury declined to indict a white police officer for the death of an unarmed black man. Here's what happened, and how the country reacted, in 3 minutes.

Video by VIX, 2014

How the Internet Tricks You Into Thinking You're Always Right

A guide to busting through confirmation bias, the cognitive fallacy that's destroying our discourse.

How the Internet Tricks You Into Thinking You're Always Right | Argument Clinic | WIRED

Friday, August 4, 2017

What Is Making Americans Fat? (Science Salon Moments)

This clip is from Science Salon # 9, recorded on January 22, 2017, in Pasadena, California.

Gary Taubes
Also: Michael Shermer

The book: The Case Against Sugar

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Thoughts on Satanism

"After my first debate with a Satanist, I thought it'd be a good time to share some of my thoughts (positive and negative) about Satanism...especially as most of the questions we were asked were based on confusion about the 'Satanist' label and not actually about the subject of the debate."

Atheist Debates - Thoughts on Satanism

Mythical Man: Jesus

Recorded at the Gateway to Reason conference in St Louis Missouri on 07/30/2017.

By AronRa,

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Why You Can Never Argue with Conspiracy Theorists | Argument Clinic

Alex Jones is not the only guy making a career out of conspiracy theories. They are everywhere on the internet and here's why you have no choice but to ignore them.


Why You Can Never Argue with Conspiracy Theorists | Argument Clinic | WIRED

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Check In: Trump and Religion

Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on President Trump's evolving views on religion, faith and the separation of church and state.

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Terry Pratchett on God

Terry Pratchett talks about Religion, 'I'd Rather Be a Rising Ape Than a Fallen Angel'

Monday, July 31, 2017

Talk About Child Sacrifice in the Bible | Atheist Experience

Jen and Matt Talk About Child Sacrifice in the Bible | Atheist Experience 21.15

The Atheist Experience 21.15 for May 16, 2017 with Matt Dillahunty and Jen Peeples.


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Alex Jones: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy.

Alex Jones: King of superstition and conspiracy

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"Lost" Atheist Experience #323 with Martin Wagner and Ashley Perrien

The Atheist Experience #323 for December 21, 2003 with Martin Wagner and Ashley Perrien. No video.


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Counterfeiters perplexed by Canada's plastic money

Canada's plastic money is stumping counterfeiters. The RCMP estimate the number of fake bills passed on to retailers in 2015 dropped by 74 per cent compared with the previous year.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Gary Taubes — The Case Against Sugar

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

This is a groundbreaking and eye opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium, backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and utterly addicting, making us all very sick. As Katie Couric says, “This is required reading for not only ever parent, but every American.” Gary Taubes is the New York Times bestselling author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat.

Gary Taubes writing has appeared in the New York Times magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire.

Gary Taubes — The Case Against Sugar (Science Salon # 9)

This event was recorded on January 22, 2017 at Science Salon, hosted by The Skeptics Society, in California.

A Year of Skeptic Win

At The Amazing Meeting 2014, renowned skeptic and magician Jamy Ian Swiss recaps the year in skeptical wins with passion and humor, demonstrating through numerous examples how we skeptics are making a difference, how and why the world is becoming ever more rational and reasonable thanks to the spread of skepticism and critical thinking, and what you can do to contribute to this progress.

Don't miss this impassioned call for action.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Strictly Kosher (Jewish Culture Documentary)

The Jewish community in Manchester is a kaleidoscope of tradition, religion and extravagance. This documentary film opens a window into their lives and shows a wide variety of ritual and celebrations.

Strictly Kosher (Jewish Culture Documentary) - Real Stories

Zombie Preppers

American zombie superstition/conspiracy

Zombies can't climp stairs

Zoombies are not real. No more than Superman, Batman, Jesus Christ and Father Christmas.

Zombie Preppers - full episode - video by "Discovery Channel". aka Superstition Channel.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

UK Preppers Surviving Armageddon Plan

Documentary 2015 UK Preppers Surviving Armageddon Plan Documentary HD Documentary 2015 UK Preppers

Documentary 2015 UK Preppers Surviving Armageddon Plan Documentar

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Well, I Don't Know About That - America's First Amendment

Jim explores the constant controversy surrounding the notion of freedom of speech in the U.S.

Well, I Don't Know About That - America's First Amendment - The Jim Jefferies Show - Comedy Central

The Jim Jefferies Show airs Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Things you'd never read in the bible

The performers suggest lines that you wouldn’t read in the bible from the final round of Mock The Week, Scenes We’d Like To See.

Things you'd never read in the bible - Mock The Week 2016 - BBC Two

Scientology experience - Bill Burr

Bill Burr - Scientology experience

Friday, July 14, 2017

Dangerous memes | Dan Dennett

Starting with the simple tale of an ant, philosopher Dan Dennett unleashes a devastating salvo of ideas, making a powerful case for the existence of memes -- concepts that are literally alive.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes -- including speakers such as Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, Al Gore and Arthur Benjamin.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, politics and the arts.

Monday, July 10, 2017

How the rich get richer – money in the world economy

Exploding real estate prices, zero interest rate and a rising stock market – the rich are getting richer. What danger lies in wait for average citizens?

For years, the world’s central banks have been pursuing a policy of cheap money. The first and foremost is the ECB (European Central Bank), which buys bad stocks and bonds to save banks, tries to fuel economic growth and props up states that are in debt. But what relieves state budgets to the tune of hundreds of billions annoys savers: interest rates are close to zero.

The fiscal policies of the central banks are causing an uncontrolled global deluge of money. Experts are warning of new bubbles. In real estate, for example: it’s not just in German cities that prices are shooting up. In London, a one-bed apartment can easily cost more than a million Euro. More and more money is moving away from the real economy and into the speculative field. Highly complex financial bets are taking place in the global casino - gambling without checks and balances. The winners are set from the start: in Germany and around the world, the rich just get richer. Professor Max Otte says: "This flood of money has caused a dangerous redistribution. Those who have, get more." But with low interest rates, any money in savings accounts just melts away. Those with debts can be happy. But big companies that want to swallow up others are also happy: they can borrow cheap money for their acquisitions. Coupled with the liberalization of the financial markets, money deals have become detached from the real economy. But it’s not just the banks that need a constant source of new, cheap money today. So do states. They need it to keep a grip on their mountains of debt. It’s a kind of snowball system. What happens to our money? Is a new crisis looming? The film 'The Money Deluge' casts a new and surprising light on our money in these times of zero interest rates.

Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Gutenberg Bible and the Gutenberg Press

The Gutenberg Press and the Gutenberg Bible

Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Guide To Greek Mythology

The Guide To Greek Mythology - Documentary

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The New Healthcare Plan Is A Secret

Healtcare plan: Better care reconciliation act

Don't miss the latest Republican shenanigans in brand new episodes of Jim Jefferies Show, every Friday night on Comedy Central.

Better care reconciliation act

The New Healthcare Plan Is A Secret - The Jim Jefferies Show | Comedy Central UK

Comedy Central UK, June 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Describes One Problem With American Currency...

An excerpt from his 2014 Tanner Lecture on Human Values, "Science As A Way of Knowing", Astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson looks at a few of the problems he finds with American currency after a glimpse into his collection of foreign currency.

An excerpt from his 2014 Tanner Lecture on Human Values, "Science As A Way of Knowing", Astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson looks at a few of the problems he finds with American currency after a glimpse into his collection of foreign currency.

Vaccines: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. John Oliver discusses why some people may still feel uncertainty about childhood vaccinations.

Last Week Tonight, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

What's Wrong With The Ten Commandments?

FFRF is pleased to introduce our new weekly show, “Ask An Atheist.”

Co-Hosts are FFRF Co-Presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, and Staff Attorney Andrew L. Seidel. This show focuses on “What’s Wrong With the Ten Commandments?” Turns out, a lot.

We open up with a summary of the three versions of the Ten Commandments, and go on to an open Q&A featured on Facebook Live. Learn more about the Freedom From Religion Foundation at

Ask An Atheist: What's Wrong With The Ten Commandments?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Americans Don't Understand English

Michael McIntyre explains how Americans feel the need to simplify English words to the extreme.

Americans Don't Understand English - The Jonathan Ross Show

Friday, June 23, 2017

Dancing in Iran

To get Yoda's reaction to a drug seizure that discovered Yoda-shaped meth lollipops, Stephen goes live via satellite to a galaxy far, far away.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Waste of life names

Michael McIntyre on the waste of life names

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand: Goop

Much like Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand 'Goop,' Stephen's wellness symposium 'Covetton House' will pamper you for the low price of your net-worth.

Stephen Cares About Your Health (For Money)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
June 2017

Katy Perry - Mind Blown By Neil deGrasse Tyson

Katy Perry and Neil deGrasse Tyson from National Geographic's "StarTalk" prove how entertaining science can be.

Neil deGrasse Tyson
StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Katy Perry - Mind Blown By Neil deGrasse Tyson (Witness World Wide)
June 2017

Jesus triathlon

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sai Baba, A Shameless Fraud - Totally Exposed

Sai Baba, A Shameless Fraud - Totally Exposed.

Thief Caught on The Ellen Shop’s Hidden Camera!

Ellen tested her audience members’ honesty with a hidden camera she set up in the Ellen Shop.

Find out who was caught Ellen gear-handed!

Thief Caught on The Ellen Shop’s Hidden Camera!

June 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Coal and coal miners: Last Week Tonight (HBO)

We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it.

Mr. Murray / Murray Energy Corporation atack on free speach




Murray Energy CEO claims global warming is a hoax -

Murray Energy Corporation Sues The New York Times For False and Defamatory Article

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Left is No Longer Liberal

"The issues I care about most, free speech, rights of the individual, and limited government designed to maximize liberty, have almost nothing to do anymore with the modern American Left. My positions basically haven't changed, but I've watched as my team has gone off the deep end."

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, and Fighting For Free Speech

“If you’re a professor would you be willing to explore a controversial idea with students after what's happened to Bret Weinstein? If you’re an artist would you be willing to paint a controversial painting after what's happened to Kathy Griffin? And if you’re a comic would you be willing to tell an offensive joke after what's happening to Bill Maher? If you answered no to any of these then you must acknowledge that the threat to free expression is real.”

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Friday, June 16, 2017

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

What's it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing ... everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America's most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it.

In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

Christians Buried Alive in China

Two House Church Christians in China were buried alive by developers hired by the Chinese government to tear down their church. Persecution of Christians is on the rise. Pastors and priest have been arrested, churches and crosses torn down, and congregations have been beaten by police.

Stephen Fry on God, drugs and sex

Actor and comedian Stephen Fry has a frank conversation with Tony Jones about his views on God, his struggle with addiction, why he was celibate for 17 years and what changed his mind.

ABC News (Australia)

My Thoughts on Religion

“In the privacy of your home, you can believe in Yahweh or Jesus or Mohammed or the flying Spaghetti Monster and that's none of my business. If your religious beliefs give you some sense of purpose or inner piece then great, it's when your belief bleeds into who I can marry or wanting me to be thrown off a building when I have a problem with you...and your beliefs.”

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stephen Fry's brush with blasphemy: A wake-up call for Canada

David Menzies says the case of Stephen Fry's close call with an Irish blasphemy charge is a cautionary tale for Canadians concerned about M-103.

If Atheists Sounded Like Christians

If Atheists Sounded Like Christians



Can you imagine what it would sound like if atheists started talking like Christians?

I'm not an atheist. I'm just a follower of reason.

Oh, hi, new neighbor. What library do you go to?

I love believers. I just hate their beliefs.

I have a personal relationship with reality.

You're religious...? Oh... well, I'll think for you.

You don't act like a Christian. You're really open minded.

Oh, God loves me? Well, Darwin explains you.

Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

I do good in the world because it's the atheist thing to do.

The universe works in non-mysterious ways.

Oh, stop complaining about my beliefs. You just hate reason. But it's okay. Reason loves you anyway.

I just found a great parking spot! Thanks, random chance!

We all have a truth-shaped hole in our brain.

Conservatives are waging a war on science!... (wait, that one makes sense.)

I know it's frustrating that your glass shattered on the floor, but remember: Gravity has a plan for you.

I would like to thank great genes for my team's victory tonight.

A lot of people reject atheism because they just don't want to obey the laws of physics.

With science, all things are somewhat probable.

You don't accept evolution? Then what's stopping you from murdering people if you don't think altruism guides your biological fitness?

Just because you don't believe in evolution doesn't mean you didn't evolve.

Deep down, I know you really believe in the scientific method.

You don't accept science? That's just because you haven't gone to the right natural history museum yet.

If you don't accept evolution, then why do you talk about it so much?

I'm not worried about death thanks to the grace of my telomeres.

A peer-reviewed journal said, I have no reason to doubt it, that settles it... unless new evidence becomes available.

Before we eat, let's bow our heads and give thanks to the farmers who cultivated and harvested this food.

Just you wait. When you're on your deathbed, you'll finally ask for medicine. I heard Thomas Aquinas recanted right before he died.

There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years.

Why don't you just try not being delusional?

Behold! The Christian's nightmare. Now if you study a well-made banana, you'll find that it's a consequence of evolution. Artificial selection, in this case.

I'll spare you all my screams of "Oh, Darwin!"


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Why are There Bibles in Hotel Rooms

“Hotel Bibles” are also called “Gideon Bibles” after Gideon International, a group of male missionaries and Christian businessmen who took it upon themselves to provide this work to hotels across the nation.

Atheist Experience 21.23 with Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker

The Atheist Experience episode 21.23 for June 11, 2017, with Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker. Soul Silliness. Don talks about the squishy concept of the soul.

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Olivia Wilde Is Starring In The New '1984' (It's Not Called '2017')

'1984' star Olivia Wilde discusses the upcoming Broadway rendition of George Orwell's classic novel and the resurgence of the story's relevance.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
May 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Stephen Fry on Political Correctness and Clear Thinking

Stephen Fry (actor and comedian) joins Dave Rubin for a quick discussion about political correctness, clear thinking, V for Vendetta, free speech, and his decision to quit Twitter.

Why do people join cults? - Janja Lalich

Today, there are thousands of cults around the world. Broadly speaking, a cult is a group or movement with a shared commitment to a usually extreme ideology that’s typically embodied in a charismatic leader. But what exactly differentiates cults from other groups – and why do people join them? Janja Lalich describes how cults recruit and manipulate their members.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Can you solve the pirate riddle? - Alex Gendler

It’s a good day to be a pirate. Amaro and his four mateys – Bart, Charlotte, Daniel, and Eliza have struck gold – a chest with 100 coins. But now, they must divvy up the booty according to the pirate code — and pirate code is notoriously complicated. Can you help come up with the distribution that Amaro should propose to make sure he lives to tell the tale? Alex Gendler shows how.

Jim Gaffigan Knows Why The Elderly Go To Church

'Cinco' comedian Jim Gaffigan explains his theory on why older people rush to the pews on Sundays.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Google Searches May Be the Best Measure of Human Nature Yet

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has a sneaking suspicion that we might not be all that honest with each other. Instead, we seem to be far more honest with a website. The things that people type into the Google search bar, Stephens-Davidowitz says, reveal far more about a person than any in-depth interviewer could ever dream of. Even how racist someone can be. What's alarming is that prior to the 2008 election, Stephens-Davidowitz saw a big uptick in racist searches coming from alarming places.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz had expected the South to make perhaps a portion of these searches, but he was shocked to see the searches coming from Michigan, Pennsylvania, and more. And to cap that off, most of those searches were hardly fringe searches: they matched the amount of bigger-name searches like Lakers, migraines, and The Daily Show. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is the author of Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are.

So, the past 80 years if you want to know what people want, why they do the things they do, what they’re going to do, you ask them in a survey. But people may lie to surveys. But it’s been shown that people are really, really honest on certain internet sources, particularly their Google searches, so they tell Google things they might not tell to anybody else. They might not tell family members, friends, surveys, even themselves sometimes. And by mining this data we can get better insights into who we are.

Google Searches May Be the Best Measure of Human Nature Yet | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Dark Matter, Dark Gravity, Ghost Particles, & the Essence of All Objects

There's something fundamental we all need to understand about dark matter—it may not actually be matter at all. Neil deGrasse Tyson has a bone to pick with this misnomer that is distracting physicists and the public from the real discoveries to be made.

Scientists know very little about "dark matter", and in fact it can only be observed indirectly by its effect on other objects. Tyson has a few suggestions for its re-naming: how about "Fred", he jokes, which is a name devoid of any implied meaning—suitable for our current level of knowledge. But if you want it to sound sexy and be accurate, then the way to go is dark gravity, according to Tyson.

Why? Because when you add up everything in the universe—the stars, moons, gas clouds, black holes, everything—85% of gravity is unaccounted for. That is so-called "dark matter". What makes it so interesting isn't the wild-goose-chase question of whether or not it exists, but why it doesn't interact with ordinary, known matter? On the way to explaining that dark matter "doesn't give a rats ass about us," Tyson explores ghost particles, the essence of objects, and why we haven't found any dark matter planets.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's new book is Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.


A brief history of goths - Dan Adams

What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much ... so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries? Dan Adams investigates.

Lesson by Dan Adams, animation by Globizco.

David Mitchell On Scientology - Outtake

The panel share their views on Scientology, while Richard Ayoade explains YouTube.

David Mitchell On Scientology | Was it Something I Said? - Outtake


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Richard Dawkins exposes charlatan Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra exposed by dr. Richard Dawkins

Deepak Chopra is deliberately deceiving people to make a quick buck.

And it is unfortunate that the gullible people fall for this sort of mumbo jumbo every time.

Richard Dawkins exposes charlatan Deepak Chopra

Bible: Rape of a virgin

28 Suppose a man comes across a virgin who is not engaged and overpowers and rapes her and they are discovered. 29 The man who has raped her must pay her father fifty shekels of silver and she must become his wife because he has violated her; he may never divorce her as long as he lives.

5 Mos 22,28-29

Friday, June 2, 2017

Christians Upset About Atheist's Bible Verse

Bible verse painted on truck

Women shall be silent and submissive
1 Cor. 14:34

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Who were the Vestal Virgins, and what was their job?

In ancient Rome, Vestal Virgins were tasked with keeping vigil over the flame of Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth. The flame represented two things: the continuation of Rome as a power in the world and the continuing virginity of Vesta’s priestesses. But what was life really like for these Vestal Virgins? Peta Greenfield goes back in time to find out.

Lesson by Peta Greenfield, animation by Kozmonot Animation Studio.

Who were the Vestal Virgins, and what was their job? - Peta Greenfield

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Miriam Margolyes is Hilarious

"I'm nervous of asking you this..."

"No, please don't be. Because I *will* answer!"

"I know.. That's what makes me nervous!"

Talking about the Harry Potter-movies.

... and then it gets ... adult!

Ricky Gervais Will Know Science Failed Him If He Ever Meets The Devil

The star of 'David Brent: Life on the Road' traveled down the social media wormhole when he shared a rather peculiar tweet from a hater.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Bill Baileys Jungle Hero 2of2 Wallace in the Spice Islands

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4 times Ricky Gervais nailed it!

Ricky Gervais nailing religion.

The REAL Origins Of SHIT? | Susie Dent's Guide To Swearing

Such a versatile curse, and Susie's take on it is the shizzle!

Find out more:
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Produced by Acme for Channel 4 Television

Presented by
Susie Dent

Written by
Susie Dent & Katy McClellan

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A R Wallace: The Other Guy to Discover Natural Selection

This paper-puppet animation celebrates the life of Alfred Russel Wallace, who is co-credited with Charles Darwin for the theory of natural selection.

Read the story here:

A. R. Wallace: The Other Guy to Discover Natural Selection | Op-Docs | The New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

QI - Knights and Knaves

UNCUT: Stephen Fry discusses knights and knaves. Victoria Coren, Sue Perkins, Rev Richard Coles and Alan Davies are his guests at the round table.

QI XL K Episode 12 - Knights and Knaves

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Forgotten Voyage: Alfred Russel Wallace and his discovery of evolution by natural selection

The dramatised story of Alfred Russel Wallace, the 19th century naturalist who published the theory of evolution by natural selection together with Charles Darwin in 1858 - more than a year before Darwin's book "On the Origin of Species" was released.

This film was directed by Peter Crawford and was broadcast by the BBC as part of its The World About Us series in 1983.

The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers yet, no one has succeeded in deciphering the text. The mystery of the meaning and origin of the manuscript has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript the subject of novels and speculation.

Big Jim Finn (LOL) - says the books is by extraterrestrials about the destruction of the Earth (ROLF)


I - the admin of Religion is Man-Made - think The Voynich Manuscript is a hoax to make money.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Can you solve the three gods riddle?

You and your team have crash-landed on an ancient planet. Can you appease the three alien overlords who rule it and get your team safely home? Created by logician Raymond Smullyan, and popularized by his colleague George Boolos, this riddle has been called the hardest logic puzzle ever. Alex Gendler shows how to solve it.

Can you solve the three gods riddle? - Alex Gendler

Some Americans are ignorant and proud of it! (55) The future is scary!

Why Do We Have Grass Lawns

Maintaining the perfect lawn takes a lot of work. There’s mowing, fertilizing, aerating, and watering. Having a trimmed green field leading up to your front door is something of a status symbol, and in some cases having a messy front lawn can get you into trouble with your more obsessive neighbours.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Voynich Code - The Worlds Most Mysterious Manuscript

It is the world's most mysterious manuscript. A book, written by an unknown author, illustrated with pictures that are as bizarre as they are puzzling -- and written in a language that even the best cryptographers have been unable to decode. No wonder that this script even has a part in Dan Brown's latest bestseller "The Lost Symbol".

Voynich Code - The Worlds Most Mysterious Manuscript - The Secrets of Nature

Why the metric system matters - Matt Anticole

For the majority of recorded human history, units like the weight of a grain or the length of a hand weren’t exact and varied from place to place. Now, consistent measurements are such an integral part of our daily lives that it’s hard to appreciate what a major accomplishment for humanity they’ve been. Matt Anticole traces the wild history of the metric system.

Cartoon Pope Francis Roasts Donald Trump

Fresh off of his fat joke about the President at the Vatican on Wednesday morning, Pope Francis stops by The Late Show to keep the Trump burns rolling.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. May 2017


Thursday, May 25, 2017

TV Preacher Leroy Jenkins is exposed by Inside Edition

TV Preacher Leroy Jenkins is exposed by Inside Edition (mirrored from the undy999 channel).

Video by Inside Edition.

Facebook's War On Atheism!

Did you know Facebook unfairly targets Atheists for censorship?

Read more on Exclusive: Facebook Has Been Regularly Shutting Down Atheist and Ex-Muslim Groups by Masha Froliak @ Heat Street

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A Dangerous Idea

Bad ideas need special protections to propagate.

Good ideas stand up to criticism.

This doesn’t only apply to religion, but also to many other forms of dogma.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Bible - Atheist Redneck Edition!

Many people have asked - Cult of Dusty - to make a single video out of my 4 year long bible series, so here it is. May be the best thing I've ever done.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The Simpsons S23E21 Ned N Ednas Blend Agenda

Monday, May 22, 2017

Guns vs Kinder Egg

One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one.

We won't sell Kinder chocolate eggs in the interest of child safety. Why not assault weapons?

The Simpsons - Protestant Heaven vs. Catholic Heaven

South Park - Mr.Garrison's Evolution Theory

Friday, May 19, 2017

Family Guy - Peter a Muslim

Ricky Gervais And Stephen Disagree On 'Lord Of The Rings'

Ricky Gervais takes a breather from his 'Humanity' tour to offset the balance of Stephen's love for Tolkien. Starts of with religion (Christianity and cult)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

May 2017c

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bear Grylls and Stephen Fry talk about their beliefs

Bear Grylls (Adventurer) and Stephen Fry (National Treasure) talking about their different beliefs.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Stephen Fry 'astonished' over God row

Stephen Fry has told the BBC he is "astonished" at the public reaction to comments he made about God.

Last week, he found himself at the centre of a religious row after an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE.

Video by BBC News
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