78 – Seriously, an Atheism Episode?

Eneasz, Jess, and Steven take an hour or so to talk about the New Atheism movement that occurred in the mid 2000’s. We experienced a bit of audio loss in the second half of the episode, so the conversation occasionally jumps around a bit, especially around an hour and 20 minutes in for about 5 minutes… Sorry about that. We’re buying an SSD to hopefully prevent any lossy recording in the future.


Links to things talked about in today’s episode:

Gwern’s (a popular contributor to LessWrong) personal website

Guided Path Decision Advisor that Jess mentioned (other tools here)

The first part of the Four Horsemen of the New Atheists group conversation

The Amazing IQ Squared debate with Hitch and Fry

Jai’s Blog post “Foes Without Faces” that Eneasz brought up

On Immunity, the book Jess mentioned


Be sure to check out Eneasz’s book, What Lies Dreaming

Vote for What Lies Dreaming at Top Web Fiction!


Sequence Posts for next time:

Self Deception: Hypocrisy of Akrasia? 

Tsuyoku Naritai (I Want to Become Stronger!)


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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2 Responses to 78 – Seriously, an Atheism Episode?

  1. Robert K says:

    I think your discussion on python was too personally motivated. Literacy is nice for a person to have, but universal literacy means that things like instruction manuals are standard issue. If there was universal programming, you might imagine that your phone would make programming it easier, so I could for instance program a small bet tracking app in 30 minutes. The ability to customize ie alerts or notifications on your desktop might be more accessible. Fantasy Football websites might be expected to offer public APIs, so you could graph player progress easily.

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