Episode 208 – Guest Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

We are joined this week by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky (http://glebtsipursky NULL.com/). Gleb is a professor at Ohio State University, and serves as the President of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit devoted to popularizing truth-oriented behavior, rational thinking, and wise decision-making in public discourse. This is the focus of the Pro-Truth Pledge (https://www NULL.protruthpledge NULL.org/), a project that aims to reverse the tide of lies and promote truth in public discourse through combining behavioral science and crowd-sourcing. He is the author of Find Your Purpose Using Science, and has a new book forthcoming in 2018, The Alternative to Alternative Facts: Fighting Post-Truth Politics with Behavioral Science. He has also written pieces for Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Conversation, Salon, Truthout, The Huffington Post and reason-oriented venues such as The Humanist, Skeptical Inquirer, Free Inquiry, American Atheist Magazine, Secular World, and Patheos.

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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!"