Penn and PZ on Libertarianism and Atheism

Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism has had a much deserved opportunity to move his blog to the site of Big Think, which features video interviews from the most popular and cutting edge public intellectuals of our time. Adam got the chance to lob the first question asked of Penn Jillette in a new interview at the site. [Read More...]

Matt & Trey Talk Skepticism

Thanks to Hemant Mehta for this video with the South Park geniuses discussing the skeptical themes in South Park: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Penn & Teller, Assuming The Anti-Vaxers Were Right…

Concisely and forcefully, they make the point that it’d better to be alive with autism than dead but without it if that were even the choice (which it is not). Or, as Penn puts it: even if vaccination did cause autism, WHICH IT FUCKING DOESN’T, anti-vaccination would still be bullshit Thanks to Sean for the [Read More...]

Penn Jillette On Magic, Atheism, And Libertarianism

A really enjoyable video, especially for his remarks on magic, other magicians, and why magic on TV isn’t real magic. And I really appreciated his stress on the importance of having “out” atheists to identify with. In his case he discusses being joyed, inspired, loved, and comforted by having famous atheists like Martin Mull, Randy [Read More...]

Penn Jillette Again On The Difference Between Muslims And Christians In Taking Criticism

I already highlighted Penn Jillette’s Vanity Fair interview in which he praised Christians for being better at taking criticism than Muslims, but this quote from his new Las Vegas Weekly interview, which I found via Boing Boing and Reddit, conveys his feelings as much as his thoughts, and those feelings are both depressing on the one [Read More...]

Penn Jillette On Tolerant Christians, Faith, And Media Bias

From Vanity Fair: I think that said more about the Islamic group that made death threats against Trey and Matt than it does about Comedy Central. I believe very much that the most damning thing you can say about Muslims is that you’re afraid to say anything because they’ll hurt you. As opposed to other [Read More...]


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