Rationally Speaking Podcast

Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them."Rationally Speaking was co-created with Massimo Pigliucci, is produced by Benny Pollak, and is recorded in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village.

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Rationally Speaking #14 - Jennifer Michael Hecht on Science, Religion, Happiness, and Other Myths


Guest Jennifer Michael Hecht discusses whether we take science too seriously and perhaps we should look more at poetry. Plus Jennifer's picks: hilobrow.com and The Best American Poetry Blog.


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 2010-08-01  33m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #13 - Superstition, Is It Good For You?


In this episode we tackle superstition, It would be bad luck to talk about anything else, it is episode 13 after all! Plus Massimo and Julia's picks: Epistemelinks and How Pleasure Works.


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 2010-07-18  29m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #12 - What About Thought Experiments?


Are thought experiments in science and philosophy just armchair speculation? Plus Massimo and Julia's picks: John Norton Goodies and Great Myths of Popular Psychology.


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 2010-07-04  33m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #11 - Guest Eugenie Scott on the Status of the Creationism and ID Wars


Guest Eugenie Scott updates us on the status of the intelligent design wars. Plus Eugenie's "un-pick": The website of the Institute for Creation Research.


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 2010-06-20  37m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #10 - Nonsense on Stilts


A conversation about Massimo's book: "Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk." Plus Massimo and Julia's picks: philosophypathways.com/questions and "Historians' Fallacies : Toward a Logic of Historical Thought "


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 2010-06-06  31m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #9 - When Smart People Endorse Pseudoscience


Why is it that smart people fall for notions that are barely more defensible than astrology, or criticize well established scientific notions. Plus Massimo and Julia's picks: itisonlyatheory.blogspot.com and "The Miracle Detective"


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 2010-05-23  31m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #8 - The Anthropic Principle


Is the universe finely tuned for human life to exist? Does the Anthropic Principle add anything to our understanding of the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everyhing? Plus Massimo and Julia's picks: andphilosophy.com and "House."


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 2010-05-09  33m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #7 - Peter Woit discusses whether string theory is “not even wrong”


Columbia Univ.mathematical physicist Peter Woit discusses whether is string theory “not even wrong.” Plus our guest's pick: the book "The End of Science."


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 2010-04-25  33m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #6 - Fluffy Thinking


a peculiar type of uncritical thinking


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 2010-04-10  33m
 
 

Rationally Speaking #5 - Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Need for a Space Program


Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the Need for a Space Program. Will we ever go back to the Moon or to Mars? Plus Dr. Tyson's surprising "un-pick": The movie Avatar


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 2010-03-28  33m