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The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Humanist Web Watch

Some links of interest to humanists. There are many more of these, but I thought these were very good representatives.

Nova special on the Dover, PA evolution vs. intelligent design trial
part 1 of 12 (~120 minutes total)

Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker
part 1 of 5 (~50 minutes total)

Richard Dawkins, The Root of All Evil (titled by the BBC)
Episode 1, part 1 of 5 (~50 minutes total)(includes his famous run-in with Ted Haggard)
Episode 2, part 1 of 5 (~50 minutes total)

Richard Dawkins, Enemies of Reason
Episode 1, part 1 of 5 (~50 minutes total)
Episode 2, part 1 of 5 (~50 minutes total)

Sam Harris debates Rabbi David Wolpe
Part 1 of 11 (~110 minutes total)

Christopher Hitchens, speaking in Seattle as part of his “God is Not Great” book tour, 2007
Part 1 of 8 (~75 minutes total)

Bill Hicks, “It’s Just a Ride”
(~ 2 minutes)

Julia Sweeney, early version of “Letting Go of God”
Part 1 of 4 (~36 minutes total)

James Randi exposes James Hydrick
(18 minutes)

James Randi exposes spoon-bender Uri Geller, psychic surgeons, faith healer Peter Popoff
(14 minutes)

Richard Dawkins, talk in Lynchburg, VA in 2006
Part 1 of 2 (~107 minutes total)
Part 2 of 2

Richard Dawkins at 2005 TED talks: The Strangeness of Science
(~23 minutes)

Michael Shermer at 2006 TED meeting: Why People Believe Strange Things
(~14 minutes)

Michael Shermer Decodes the Bible Code
(~ 6 minutes)

Carl Sagan on the mysterious universe and religion
(~2 minutes)

Michael Shermer on Firewalking
(~7 minutes)

Carl Sagan on “The Demon-Haunted World”
Part 1 of 4 (~40 minutes total)

Jesus Camp, documentary about religious indoctrination
Part 1 of 9 (~87 minutes total)

Richard Dawkins: Break the Science Barrier
Part 1 of 6 (~50 minutes)

Pat Condell: What’s good about religion?
(~6 minutes)

Bart Ehrman discusses ”Misquoting Jesus“ at Stanford
Part 1 of 10: (~100 minutes total)

Richard Dawkins at 2002 TED meeting: An Athiest’s Call to Arms
(~31 minutes)

Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss discussion at Stanford
Part 1 of 12 (~116 minutes total)

James Randi explains homeopathy
(~14 minutes)

Penn & Teller: Bullshit: Talking to the Dead
Part 1 of 3 (~26 minutes total)

For the Bible Tells Me So - an incredibly moving, informative, movie about religion and homosexuality
Part 1 of 11 (~120 minutes total - be careful, there are subparts to this)

Friends of God - a clip from an HBO documentary about religious fundamentalists
(~7 minutes)

Also: Left Behind, an incredibly erudite, hilarious, page-by-page deconstruction of the warped theology, poor authorship, and lack of logic in “Left Behind”, by blogger Fred Clark (the Slacktivist).

Bart Ehrman Fresh Air Interview on theodicy, February 2008
(~48 minutes)

PZ Myers’ blog Pharyngula