Episode 227 – Potpourri

Lawrence Krauss has responded to the allegations made in the Buzzfeed article and ASU has placed him on paid leave while they investigate. Regardless of the veracity of the allegations, that Buzzfeed article was atrocious. A BC school district shows us how not to fight racism. The hijabless woman who stood on a power junction box in Tehran is sentenced to two years imprisonment for the crime of uncovering her hair in public. Seriously. And it’s not like Iranian prisons are up to Western standards, either. People have a tendency to die in them rather suddenly. Where’s Linda Sarsour’s outrage? Where is the outrage from feminists? And more from the Regressive Left Files… Pomona College in Claremont. California has included a mandatory “decolonizing project” in their physics program. to go along with their mathematics classes which include social justice issues in its introduction to statistics. Our friend David Ince from the Freethinking Island podcast calls in to give his thoughts on race issues (long-time listeners will understand when I winced at his use of the word “problematic”…).

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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!"