–We are glad to be back, and recording/broadcasting with a new soundboard. Plus, we have a plan in place to prevent Patches the Button Chewing Cat from destroying it.
–Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will receive the death penalty, and Bobby is fascinated by the whole scenario.
–Children are sick, and others have died after receiving vaccinations in Chiapas, Mexico. The vaccine itself was not the cause. So, what happened?
–So-called “smoking gun” evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial visitors to Earth, “Roswell slides” claiming to show an alien body, turn out to be a big, fat, stupid hoax. Of course they do!
–A new Pew Research poll shows that Christianity is losing ground in the United States, while atheists and agnostics are growing. We discuss what could be the cause of this finding.
–Bobby attended a Catholic “welcoming ceremony” Saturday evening, and was taken aback at how strange it all was.
–Recommendations: Not sure if this is a recommendation or not, but Jason talks about seeing a new HBO documentary on Gilberto Valle, AKA “the Cannibal Cop,” an New York police officer who was arrested and convicted of plotting the kidnapping, murder, and eating of women, before subsequently having his conviction overturned. What do we make of this compelling story? And could Valle go on trial again?
–Have you heard of Periscope? The app that lets you broadcast live from anywhere you have internet or cellular connection? Jason has been checking it out, and thinks it may well change the world.
–Massimo Pigliucci, in a recent post on Scientia Salon, reflects on some of the problems within the skeptic and atheist movements. We talk about where we agree and disagree (though we’re pretty heavy on agreements) and think about where we might go from here.
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