Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Believe Me - It's Torture

From the BBC radio series 'Arguably', Roger Allam reads Christopher Hitchens's column on waterboarding.

Read ourself Believe Me, It’s Torture by Christopher Hitchens

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Torture Doesn't Work

In this video, based on his column on the subject in Scientific American, Michael Shermer demonstrates why torture does not work as a method of extracting useful and actionable information, primarily because people being tortured will say anything to stop the pain, including confessing to crimes they didn’t commit (like witchcraft) and giving false information (where a terrorist attack may happen next).

Instead, studies show that developing a rapport with the person under interrogation produces higher quality intelligence.

Read the column on which this video is based: Why torture doesn’t work by Michael Shermer

Believe Me, It’s Torture by Christopher Hitchens

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Rob Riggle On Reading The Bible

Opening to a random page of the Bible is not for the faint of heart.

Pete Holmes and "The Pete Holmes Show."

Monday, February 5, 2018

World Religions Through Their Scriptures

The texts of the world's major religions have impact throughout all of human experience. Join professors from across Harvard as they discuss those texts during an event coinciding with the launch of HDS's new online course, "World Religions Through Their Scriptures."

The course is Harvard Divinity School's second massive open online course offered through the edX platform. Led by HDS Senior Lecturer Diane Moore, director of the Religious Literacy Project, the course will be taught by six faculty members and launched March 1, 2016.

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School and its mission to illuminate, engage, and serve at

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