LoR – Episode 17

In this episode we have a look at what can only be described as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cynical end-run around his own promise to not re-open the abortion debate by allowing a backbencher to proceed with a private member’s bill to discuss when a fetus is a human being. Since Ontario MP Stephen Woodworth claimed he wants to look at the science we take him at his word, and after looking at his words we see how they are framed to draw a conclusion that you can’t get to if you simply look at the science. Also, Twylla visited with Dallas skeptic Bart Cantwell in the Lone Star State and we present the interview that ensued.

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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!"