Something Happening Here: A Mash-up of Science, Religion, and Politics
By Chuck Bryant
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Clarence Darrow said it best: "Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, though you never touch its coattails." Something Happening Here joins the chase after questions such as: Who are we? How did we get here? And as long as I'm here, where can I get some good pizza? --- We take a naturalist, humanist approach to what's happening in this life, this planet, here and now. We start with Galileo's emphasis on our senses, reason, and intellect. Science provides the objective tools necessary for responsible, informed thought on these and other questions. Religion can complement the facts with a subjective, nonrational, emotion-driven context. And as if the science and religion issues weren't complex enough, once this starts involving politics, the fun really begins. --- AS OF EPISODE 15, for health-related reasons I'm allocating less time for the podcast (as became evident in October and November). I'm pretty sure I can produce one a month, occasionally maybe more. Please keep your subscription active and I'll do my best to make it worth your bandwidth. Thanks very much for your interest!
||15 Diary of a Mad Editor: Deborah Markus, Secular Homeschooling Magazine and Website||Deborah Markus discusses Secular Homeschooling||12/3/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||14 Update: What's Happened with the Podcast?||My apologies for the absence. Here's why.||11/29/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||13 Dr. Jerome Lynn Hall, Nautical Archaeologist||Dr. Jerome Lynn Hall talks about Nautical Archaeology, Surf Culture, and more.||10/29/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||12 Human_ism 101||A few humanists sit down around the table (in cyberspace) to talk.||10/8/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||11 Noell Hyman, Agnostic Mom||Good parenting doesn't require religion. Humanism is quite adequate for raising little humans.||9/30/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||10 Chemistry Without Laboratories (II): Dr. Anthony Rest, Royal Society of Chemistry, Pan Africa Chemistry Network||Dr. Rest discusses the need for practical chemistry education amd resources, spotlighting the RSC's Pan African Chemistry Network.||9/23/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||09 Chemistry Without Laboratories (I): Hands-on Chemistry with Dr. Jodye Selco||Getting beyond "chalk and talk" chemistry||9/17/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||08 Very Practical Physics: Dr. Hugh Haskell on Nuclear Disarmament||Dr. Hugh Haskell discusses nuclear disarmament||8/26/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||07 Unitarian Universalism with Barbara Byrne and David Roelant||Barbara Byrne and David Roelant share their experiences with Unitarian Universalism.||8/20/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||06 Science and Religion: Sharing Spiritual DNA?||Can science and religion coexist?||8/13/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||05 Arianna Huffington: Right Is Wrong||Arianna Huffington speaks on points from her book and responds to questions and comments from the audience||7/22/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||04 Evilution! Libbey White's film on creationist Kent Hovind||Libbey White's film short on creationist Kent Hovind||7/15/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||03 Dan Wakefield, The Hijacking of Jesus||Dan Wakefield revisits points from his book, "The Hijacking of Jesus."||7/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||02 Joshua Rosenau, National Center for Science Education||Promoting, defending, and supporting solid science education||7/5/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||01 Introduction||The introductory episode for Something Happening Here. See how easily science, religion, and politics coexist. Or, well, maybe not.||6/29/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
This is a great podcast,but...
Both subject matter and presentation are excellent and thought provoking. I would give it 5 stars but they have not released a podcast since the first part of October. The major problem is however their subscribe link is broken. Fix the problems and this will be a first rate podcast.