Episode 196 – Guest Stephen Law

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.

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Randy

A shameless skeptic with no patience for foolish nonsense and relishes nothing more than busting balloons filled with hot air. And, yes. I'm an atheist, for the same reason that I am a-homeopathic, a-chiropractic, a-reiki, etc. Atheism is a conclusion of modern skepticism applied to religious claims every bit as much as I don't buy into the Bigfoot myth. You want me to accept your claim? Show mete evidence, and it had best be better than the typical "Oh, but the evidence is all around you!" That gets no traction with me. But that doesn't mean my mind can't be changed. I'm no contrarian. I just happen to have more respect for myself than to fall for arguments like "You can't prove it isn't true!"