Ep#93 – Ali Rizvi – The Atheist Muslim

It’s a great pleasure to welcome the return of author Ali Rizvi (@AliAmjadRizvi) to The #GSPodcast. Ali will be talking about his excellent new book ‘The Atheist Muslim’. We also discuss Donald Trump, liberal complacency, the left/right divide and much, more!

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Did Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian Just Get Spectacularly Trolled?

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Back in pre-Twitter 1996, a Physics professor from New York named Alan Sokal engaged in a legendary act of trolling. Sokal submitted a hoax article to a postmodern academic journal which was, in Sokal’s own words, ‘salted with nonsense’.

The idea was that the journal’s grip on reality had become so loose that they would publish any old rubbish just so long as it played to their biases. And so it proved. Sokal’s article “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity” made the summer issue.

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Ep#92 – Larry T. Decker – What Does The Election Mean For Secularism?

This week on The #GSPodcast I speak to Larry T. Decker (@LTDecker), Executive Director of the Secular Coalition For America (@SecularDotOrg). We talk about the ways in which the election of Donald Trump may impact upon secular issues such as abortion, LGBT rights, science and more.

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Europhysics News Releases Woeful Response To Their 9/11 Conspiracy Blunder

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Back in September I wrote how Europhysics News magazine marked the 15 year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks by publishing ‘controlled demolition’ conspiracy theories – completely unchallenged.

This inevitably led to a whole host of online cranks and crackpots spreading the false idea that their conspiracy theories had finally been validated in a proper scientific journal. Snopes even had to create an article featuring some of my research into this.

When I let my frustration be known to the owner of the magazine, EDP Sciences, they released the following statement to me:

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Although I find the excuse about ‘open discussion’ to be particularly weak (would they be keen to publish ‘open discussion’ on faith healers and moon landing hoaxes?) I at least took some satisfaction in the promise of a ‘counter article’ in the next issue.

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WATCH: 3 Reasons To Avoid The Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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I decided to make a video detailing the reasons why you shouldn’t support the Christmas Shoebox Appeal organised by The Samaritan’s Purse. Please share it and send it the way of those who may not be aware of this information.

Relevant Links and Resources:

Article ‘The Christmas Shoebox Appeal Is A Manipulative Indoctrination Campaign’

Article ‘Why Parents Shouldn’t Support ‘Operation Christmas Child’

Secular Alternatives To The Shoebox Appeal

Download – Letter Template To Send To Schools To Request The Cease Support Of ‘Operation Christmas Child’

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Taking The Myth – 10 Nov 2016 Election Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) and Iram Ramzan (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about newly elected President Trump, how we got there and what it means for the future. We also update you on the Louis Smith saga, discuss national pride and gender segregation and much, much more!

Recorded on Wed 9th November 2016.

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