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"Fifth Report of the IPCC", Greg Laden on Atheists Talk #238, September 29, 2013

The fifth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just come out, and Greg Laden joins us this Sunday to tell us what it means. What do over 800 representatives of 85 countries have to say about the state of consensus in scientific literature? More importantly, what do we need to do about it?

Additionally, various memes denying the science of climate change have popped up again in anticipation of this report. What might you have been hearing about climate change recently, and why is it wrong?

We'll talk about it all Sunday morning.

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"My Own Church" Tom Mates on Atheists Talk #237, September 22nd, 2013

This Sunday author Tom Mates joins Atheists Talk to discuss his new book, My Own Church: A Nonbeliever Looks At Post-Christian America. Instead of trying to answer the question of whether gods exist or arguing for the elimination of religion, Dr. Mates urges believers to recognize that religion is too personal to be applied as a source of moral absolutes.

Dr. Mates is a proponent of respectful, non-adversarial conversation that considers the entire spectrum of belief. In My Own Church, he explores the roles that fundamentalism and anti-theism have had in bringing us to the current state of the discourse on religion and belief, and he urges us to do better. 

Dr. Mates is an analytical chemist and the author of the 2011 book A Judeo-Islamic Nation: The Evolution of America's Political Theology.

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Skepchick Network, Rebecca Watson on Atheists Talk #236, September 15, 2013

When you identify a group that is underrepresented in skepticism, what do you do? You could try blaming that group for not being interested in your work, but how appealing is that going to look to the people you want to attract? Alternately, you could try to meet people where they are, to show them how skepticism applies to them and their interests.

That second approach is what led Rebecca Watson to found Skepchick, a skeptical site aimed at women who want their skepticism to sometimes hit a little closer to home than fake moon landings. Starting with the main site, aimed at women, the Skepchick network now covers four languages and six topical areas. Additionally, Skepchick runs a track of science and skepticism programming at CONvergence, a large science fiction and fantasy convention held in the Twin Cities over the Fourth of July weekend.

Join us this Sunday as we talk about reaching audiences that organized skepticism sometimes otherwise forgets.

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"Why Are You Atheists So Angry?" Greta Christina on Atheists Talk #235, September 8th, 2013

In early 2012, Greta Christina published a book that instantly connected with its target audience. In this book, Greta provides an answer to a question that so many of us nonbelievers have been asked: "Why are youso angry?" Actually, she provides 99 answers.

In Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, author and atheist activist Greta Christina doesn't waste time trying to explain that we're not angry, that many of us live happy and fulfilled lives without having to believe in supernatural beings. Okay, she does say that. But she also embraces the anger; she unapologetically and categorically states that gods and religiousdomake many of us angry, and for extremely good reasons. We hope you can join us this Sunday when Greta Christina shares with Atheists Talk why she's angry, and to explain why you should be too.

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