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"The Galapagos: A Natural History" Henry Nicholls on Atheists Talk #270, June 1, 2014

Our guest this week on Atheists Talk is Henry Nicholls, a celebrated journalist, author, editor and broadcaster with specialties in evolutionary biology, conservation and history of science. He will be joining us to discuss his recently published book, The Galapagos: A Natural History

The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, west of their parent mainland, Ecuador. They are a beautiful paradise comprised of several islands, and are dedicated to preserving the bountiful natural wildlife contained among them. They also conjure memories of Charles Darwin's voyage on the H.M.S Beagle, where he did so much of the research that went in to the writing of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. In The Galapagos: A Natural History, Henry Nicholls explores the many roles that this collection of islands has played in our human history - from wilderness, to research spot, to tourist destination - and he explores what The Galapagos can tell us about our future. 

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"Communicating Climate Change", Paul Douglas on Atheists Talk #269, May 25, 2014

Former KARE 11 weather broadcaster Paul Douglas will be our guest this Sunday. Greg Laden will interview him on his role in explaining the science of Climate Change, especially to conservative Christians. That group are among the most likely to be denialists on the effects that humans can have on rapidly, artificially and unwittingly accelerating the pace of warming. What are its effects? What can be done, if anything to slow it, if not reverse it.

We will talk about the weather, and find out whether anything can be done about it.

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Camp Quest of Minnesota on Atheists Talk #268, May 18th, 2014

Camp Quest is a secular summer camp that promotes critical thinking, skepticism, and open discussion among its attendees, campers who range in age from 8-17. Campers get to have fun with exciting activities like field games, swimming, archery, crafts, and campfires, and Camp Quest's programming is focused on humanist values and ethics, and the encouragement of rational inquiry, free speech and respect.

This Sunday we have three Camp Quest organizers joining Atheists Talk to discuss this popular and well-established summer camp program. August Berkshire - a co-founder of Camp Quest Minnesota - will be interviewing Jeannette Watland, chair of the board of Camp Quest of Minnesota, and Nicole Infinity, camp director of Camp Quest Minnesota. We hope you can join us!

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"Atheist Art" Amy Davis Roth on Atheists Talk #267, May 11, 2014

 

So much of the history of Western art, particularly what we refer to as "fine art", is tied up with religion. In the last few hundred years, we've seen much more art that exists without reference to any gods, but we still see very little art that is expressly atheist in nature.

Amy Davis Roth, aka Surly Amy, has been working to change that. You probably know her from her Surly-Ramics, ceramic jewelry carrying atheist and pro-science messages and pictorial designs . Recently she's been painting more, including iconographic flowers that sold in the art show at last month's American Atheists National Convention. For the last couple of years, she's also been heading up a team of atheist, humanist, and skeptic artists at Mad Art Lab on the Skepchick network.

This Sunday, she joins us to talk about what motivates her to create art and what we may be looking for as atheism develops an art of its own.

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