Keynote: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at The Amazing Meeting 6 (TAM6)

Astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of NOVA scienceNOW on PBS, and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

His keynote address from TAM6 is regarded as one of the most entertaining presentations from any Amaz!ng Meeting.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vfOpZD4Sm8

16:36 Prayer and Cancer…..
19:50 Swami Levitation…..
24:11 MARS Virus…..
27:00 Fear Of Numbers…..
29:08 Naming Rights…..
38:15 Jury Duty 1…..
41:01 Jury Duty 2 (Cocaine)…..
52:34 Islam’s Fall…..
57:10 Religion and Science
1:02:50 Intelligent Design
1:03:30 Stupid Design (classic)
1:05:10 Birth of Atheism
1:07:30 Religion among scientist
1:12:26 Bible in the Classroom
1:15:49 Einstein and God put to rest!

The Kalam Cosmological Argument: A kolossal kalamity

The other day I engaged with a theistic philosopher who proposed the KCA as a good argument for the belief in a god or gods; in a creator, essentially.

Variations of Cosmological Arguments exists in a number of ways.
Generally, the presentation of argument is logically valid – (1) and (2), therefore (3); it’s persuasive power however, rests on the soundness of its premises.

Below is a caller who called in to the Atheist Experience, and tried to present the KCA:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYeoTFbLo_Y

The silence of cognitive dissonance is deafening.

The Potential for Humanity

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDIo_SpFI60

Part of a series of videos on YouTube – A Tribute to Carl Sagan.
Posted every Wednesday at 12:30pm AusEST

DNA Found on Meteorites

That wraps up this years Wednesday Video from the Carl Sagan Tribute collection; next year – still on Wednesdays, will see a continuation of the series. 🙂