Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dawkins et al. Seek to Emulate the Bayblab Podcast

Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sit down for drinks to discuss whether they are arrogant atheist assholes. A very entertaining conversation on the psychology behind irrational beliefs, and why people get so upset when these beliefs are questioned or criticized. In other words, why isn't it cool think freely about religon in a "free-thinking" civilization?

While these discussions clearly had a more substantial budget than the bayblab podcast (notice the martini glasses, fireplace, bookshelves and full-length video footage), we are clearly a better-looking bunch. Pretty entertaining, even if you're getting tired of all the creationist vs. evolutionist fuss like me.

(HT: Sandwalk)