skepticism

The Honest Liar: Episode #6

March 8, 2010

Lionel Tiger, Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, talks about how religion takes place in brains, and not just in churches, temples and mosques. He explains how the brain created religion, and how religion feeds the brain. He relates his own experiences of religion, as a skeptic. He contrasts his approach to the […]

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The Honest Liar: Episode #5

March 6, 2010

In this week’s episode of For Good Reason, D.J. Grothe interviews Dr. Harriet Hall, the SkepDoc, who discusses her column in O, The Oprah Magazine that focuses on debunking medical myths. She contrasts science-based medicine and “complementary and alternative medicine,” and tells why she objects to the latter term. She details why homeopathy elicits more […]

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The Honest Liar: Episode #4

February 23, 2010

This week’s episode of For Good Reason features Carol Tavris, author of the book Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me). The social psychologist describes dissonance theory and how self-justification and self-deception often keep people from changing their minds even in the light of compelling contrary evidence, because the evidence is often dissonant with one’s […]

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The Honest Liar: Episode #3

February 13, 2010

This week’s episode of For Good Reason features Richard Dawkins, and what more need be said? You’ll want to listen to it. Among other things, we announce that Professor Dawkins will be the keynote speaker at this year’s The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas! In my Honest Liar commentary this week, I talk about the […]

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