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"Breath of Wilderness: The Sigurd Olson Story," Kristin Eggerling on Atheists Talk #306, Sunday March 15, 2015

 

 

Sigurd Olson was a conservationist and writer and a driving force in preserving the solitude and quiet peace of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. A native Wisconsinite who moved to Minnesota to teach biology, he faced the displeasure of many around Ely who wanted to have fly-in resorts and roads through the pristine natural wonders in Northern Minnesota. Kristin Eggerling has written a biography of Sig to illustrate for children the importance of fighting to save the quiet places and to instill a love of the natural world around us.

 

Kristin Eggerling is a conservationist and a writer who lives in Northern Minnesota and is going to be in the studio with me as our guest for this show.  I look forward to talking to her about the inspiration of the wilderness and how it gives her breath.

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"As The Board Turns," MN Atheists Board Members on Atheists Talk #305, March 8, 2015

Stop me if you have heard this one before.  "If atheists don't believe in anything, why do they organize and talk about nothing?"  Far from being a Seinfeldian sideshow, the Minnesota Atheists are a very active group. We are very much involved in the community; volunteering for various worthy causes, having fun with fellow atheists, meeting and speaking and watching and listening and just generally enjoying each other's company.  With so much activity, we need to have a board of directors to make decisions and generate ideas as well as revenue.  Each year we elect a new and fresh board and on this episode we talk to members of the board so that people know who is representing them.

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"Nature's God", Matthew Stewart on Atheists Talk #304, March 1, 2015

A couple of centuries of national pride and the gentle glow that history casts on winners have given today’s U.S. citizens a rather staid view of the radicals and revolutionaries who built a country from former colonies. Not only did they wage treasonous war against their king, but many of the crafters of our constitution were religious radicals. There were Quakers and Methodists and Christians who rejected the authority of the Bible.

There were also deists among the people who shaped our government. In his recent book, Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, philosopher Matthew Stewart tells their story. He traces the strains of deism in Enlightenment thinking and shows how it shaped our country. 

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"Jen Hancock's Handy Humanism Handbook" on Atheists Talk #303, February 22, 2015

Jen Hancock has worked for several years to make Humanism as accessible as atheism has been made in the last decade. She served as executive director of Humanists of Florida Association for several years, and she's spent her time since then writing books about the philosophy with which she was raised. One of her recent books is Jen Hancock's Handy Humanism Handbook. From the author's statement on the book:

Humanism is one of the most influential and yet most maligned philosophies of all time. Unfortunately, most people don’t know anything about it. To make matters worse, there are a lot of people who are already Humanists and just don’t know it yet because no one has ever taken the time to properly introduce them to the philosophy. 

I intend to change that with this book. Consider yourself introduced.

Scott Lohman will speak to Jen this Sunday about her book.

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