Richard Dawkins’ Birthday
The yin to my yang, my friend Scotty Roberts will be publishing a book on the Nephilim. If I’m not mistaken the Nephilim were giant angels who, in Biblical times, came down to earth to advance the human race. Those angels were later dispatched by the great flood of Noah’s Ark fame. Of course, there is no physical evidence of giant angels (or small or regular sized ones for that matter) nor of a great world-wide flood. But Scotty believes that because so many different cultures have a great flood myth that there must have been a great flood. I pointted out that these cultures all lived in areas of the world where floods were common. It’s not that surprising that many of them would make up a great flood story. And humans are perfectly capable of making up stories. Ever read a novel or watch a movie?
It should be an interesting read.
Chariots Of The Gods
I mentioned this skeptical text book by Kenneth Feder in which von Daniken and his unevidenced ideas are critically discussed.Logical Fallacies: Appeal To Authority or Argument From Authority
You can learn more from Skeptoid and the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe.
With information from the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, I briefly discussed that the moon getting slightly closer to earth had no effect on the tectonic plates that moved and rocked Japan with a very major earthquake.
You can read Phil’s blog here.
Ok, I’m not holding my breath on this one, but according to some study there are nine countries in which it looks as though religion will soon be nonexistent. I have my doubts.
UFOs And Alien Lifeforms
Easy. I don’t.
These are two separate issues. There may very well be life all over the universe, but that in no way means that we are being visited.
Two things we know for certain. 1) Earth is, to the best of our knowledge, the only planet in the universe with life. 2) Space is VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY big.
If there is alien intelligence out there, it would take them an extremely long time to get here. In fact, it’s rather unlikely that those aliens even know we are here. I’m telling you space is big!
Here’s a nifty site for giving you an idea on just how big space is.
Movie Recommendation: Contact (1997) But if you want hope that there is a chance we can make contact with whatever intelligent beings may be out there, the movie ‘Contact’ gives a theoretically possible idea on how that might happen. I have recommended this film, based on the novel by Carl Sagan, before, but I thought it was fitting to suggest it again given the topics I had discussed on the show.
Do Something For Japan
I mean actually do something for Japan. I’m sure there are many folks praying from the victims, but how about doing something that will actually do some tangible good? iTunes has sent up a portal through which you can donate some money. Click here for more info.
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘Girls On Film’ by Duran Duran & ‘Boy About Town’ by The Jam
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Daily Records‘ by The Who & ‘Kerosene’ by Big Black
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle