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Radio Freethinker Episode 177 – Back to Mars Edition

Posted by Don McLenaghen on August 7, 2012

 

This week:

– Curiosity Lands on Mars,

– Awful Atheists, and

– Quack medicine and your pet

Download the episode here!

Topics:

Curiosity Lands on Mars

For the first time in Olympic history a cyborg…part human part machine…will competing at the Olympics. Or put another way, for the first time in Olympic history a disabled sprinter will compete in the regular Olympics with the aid of prosthetics legs. Good or bad?

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Awful Atheists

A recent article at Alternet.com ‘exposing’ the worst ‘stars’ of atheist. We discuss the people and the positives/negatives of these individuals. We end on a rift about how important it is to be an atheist for the right reasons…that a dogmatic atheist is no better than a fundamentalist   

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Quack Medicine and your pets

We respond to listener emails about the use of Alt-Med on our loved pets. We discuss the practice, the risks and the ethical responsibly of pet owners to not endanger their pets.

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Skeptical Highlights:

NASA’s Curiosity rover will land on Aug. 5

Keep up to date on all the exciting discoveries coming from our Martian neighbour via Curiosity rover.

Cafe Inquiry: Limits to Growth

Café Inquiry is a monthly casual discussion group run by CFI Vancouver. Come along and enjoy morning tea and stimulating discussion with fellow freethinkers on a variety of topics. Our speaker is Patrick Walden, and will discuss are there limits to growth, and will our endless drive to continually expand hit a wall? Will our civilization collapse in the 21st century? Pat Walden is a research scientist at TRIUMF Cyclotron laboratory at UBC.
Saturday August 18th at 11am at SFU Harbour centre (room tba)

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