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Sifting Through Urges

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
August 04, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

I'm so thrilled about the guest on the latest episode of Point of InquiryLindsay Beyerstein interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates about his new book, justice, civil rights, atheism, and forgiveness (or the lack thereof). Do not miss it.

The Senate fails to block funding for Planned Parenthood. All those who helped us and contacted their senators can now pat themselves on the back.

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Obama’s Exaflop

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
August 03, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

The 2015 CFI Leadership Conference has come and gone, and it was really great. It was my fourth such event, and I really sensed the generational shift in attitudes and priorities to a degree I never had before. One highlight for me was when Michael De Dora enjoined all attendees to get on their phones to call their U.S. Senators and ask them to oppose S.1881, the bill to defund Planned Parenthood. It was so cool to see an auditorium full of young leaders contacting their lawmakers to make change. Here's the group photo

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Your Beak is Too Short

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
July 31, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

The CFI Leadership Conference is underway, and I have been dubbed the Captain of the Merchandise Table (okay I dubbed myself that, but I think I need four rank insignia pips). 

We announced our support this morning of a House resolution by Rep. Tusli Gabbard urging Bangladesh to seriously address violent extremism, in the wake of the murders of atheist bloggers by Islamists. 

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Could a Machine Think?

The Outer Limits  with Stephen Law
July 31, 2015

Here's a (long) animation script I wrote that introduces the philosophical puzzles of whether machines could think. The idea is it would be one of a series on the 'Big Questions'. Anyone interested in producing it, let me know...

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