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Too Much Information is the sober hangover after the digital party has run out of memes, apps and schemes. Host Benjamen Walker finds out that, in a world where everyone overshares the truth 140 characters at a time, telling tales might be the most honest thing to do.

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Options September 9, 2013: The Happy Atheist
An hour of conversation with PZ Myers author of "The Happy Atheist"

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The Happy Atheist  "The Happy Atheist" by PZ Myers 


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Listener comments!

  6:09pm Curious:

Please define God
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm northguineahills:

Gnod
  6:17pm Einstein:

Huh?
Avatar 6:20pm Fredericks:

How does PZ explain the intuitive sense of order that religionists ascribe to god and scientists ascribe to scientific laws?
  6:21pm Ben's Soul:

Help me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Wretch:

Atheism is a set of beliefs as much as Not Collecting Stamps is a hobby.
  6:28pm John:

Whatever get's you through the night
Avatar 6:33pm Fredericks:

Has he read "Religion for Atheists" by Alain de Botton?
  6:35pm Curiouser:

Do you believe in love?
  6:37pm Einstein:

Sounds like you have a really narrow view as to what god is
  6:38pm Bingo Joe:

You must really rile up the ol' gals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm northguineahills:

Thanks Benjamen! Time for me to leave work, enjoyed the conversation!
  6:50pm Ben's Soul:

Thanks alot. You didn't only not answer any of the tougher questions, but reinforced his preexisting beliefs.
  3:32pm Russell:

At last, I now know how to pronounce "Pharyngula" (@39:49)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Mike Noble:

Man, really drew the crazies out for this one. I think Benjamen should bring Myers back for hour 2. Suggested topics: rampant sexism in the atheist community, Richard Dawkins' perceived Islamophobia, and whether or not science can weigh in on justice and morality.
  7:44pm Michael Shook:

In my experience I believe different things at different times, highly dependent on context.
I would liked to have heard more discussion of the scientific study of religion - Pascal Boyer, Religion Explained and Scott Atran.
I also would have liked to here Benjamin & PZ discuss mystery as in the mystery of the universe - eg why is there gravity
Avatar 7:23am beardoman:

@Mike Noble I know I'm late to the party, but you asked two loaded questions:

1: Most atheists are not part of any atheist community. No need to make generalizations.
2:He may, or may not be. However, it's not like he's the king of atheism. It's irrelevent

If this is what people see as "hard questions", I agree they should be answered. It's definitely not the first time I've answered them.
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