In the 199th episode Feisty Twyla, Incorrigible Kris and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson bring you another potpourri of religious absurdity and even some science. First, researchers at the University of British Columbia put another nail in the coffin of liberation therapy for MS; Singaporean Amos Yee is granted asylum in the United States; In Catholic Watch, forget Ghostbusters! When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Exorcists! At least according to the Pope. More papal poppycock, this time Frank begs forgiveness yet again, this time for the Church’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide; forget the others that died in a natural disaster in Peru… the Catholic Register declares the survival of one woman a miracle! Staying with the Catholic Register, we give you their best headline of the year so far. And in Islam Inquiry, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei claims feminism is a Zionist plot. Of course it is. All those orthodox Jews are really empowering women by refusing to sit next to them on flights. In Pakistan, more atheist bloggers are arrested for blasphemy. And finally, University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson’s invited speech at McMaster University was disrupted by regressive leftists, and we all know where we’ll find that – in the Regressive Left Files…
In this episode Christine and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson are joined by superstar cosmologist Lawrence Krauss. Lawrence is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University in Phoenix. He’s also involved with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock, recently set back to 2 and a half minutes to midnight. In his quest to communicate science to the laity, he has published a number of books including The Physics of Star Trek, A Universe from Nothing and on Tuesday next week The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far, which attempts to answer the question “Why are we here?”.
Welcome to episode 197 of The Legion of Reason Diversion for March 12, 2017! Co-host Christine and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, are joined by guest co-host Paul Ens. In this thrilling installment topics range a wide gamut, including the following:
- A Montreal osteopathic school faces charges of practicing medicine without a license when undercover investigators pose as patients;
- Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey says that those challenging a decision to remove restrictions on choice of prayer and sermons in a public school are engaging in “misinformation
and hateful speech”;
- In Comox, British Columbia, more than 80 doctors have signed a letter to the health region to establish a new hospice not in the clutches of Catholic health care institutions which would make medical aid in dying available as an option;
- In Denmark, a man burned a Quran and was charged with blasphemy after posting the video of the event to Facebook despite the law not having been enforced since 1946;
- In our regular segue Catholic Watch, Pope Frank urges Catholic not to have more children than you can bring up properly – sounds like the urges are the problem, Frank;
- Cardinal Collins, Bishop Crosby lash out at Justin Trudeau’s inclusion of $650M over 3 years to provide abortion and other services in the developing world;
- And in the Regressive Left Files, Charles Murray and others were assaulted by protesters at Middlebury College in Vermont;
- Not to be outdone by our American neighbors, student protesters at the University of Victoria in British Columbia accused Philosopher Peter Singer of supporting euthanasia and ableism.
Stephen Law (http://stephenlaw NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/) is a professor of philosophy at Heythrop College across The Pond at the University of London, and is the author of a number of books such as “Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole” and “The Great Philosophers: The Lives and Ideas of History’s Greatest Thinkers”. He joins Kris and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, from his home in Oxford, England to discuss the evolutionary argument against naturalism, his work on popularizing philosophy and scientism.