Thursday, December 31, 2015Episode 55: The Neuroscience of ISIS
Today Chalmer welcomes special guest Morgan Levy for a discussion on the neuroscience of ISIS. Are Muslims fundamentally different from other people? Are all religions fundamentally the same? And, can you make any movie you want? Power up your frontal lobes with this edition of Alternatives to Thought. References and Resources Additional download and listening […]
Tuesday, August 4, 2015Episode 53: New Horizons Flyby with guest David Grinspoon
Today the Project is joined by Dr. David Grinspoon to break down the recent NASA flyby of Pluto for the New Horizons mission. How difficult is it to send a probe that distance? Is Pluto geologically active? Can anything impress Negative Norman? That’s no moon in this edition of The Mile High Sanity Project. References […]
Saturday, March 7, 2015Episode 50: Investigating the Paranormal, with Benjamin Radford
Today Chalmer welcomes special guest Benjamin Radford to the Project for a discussion on paranormal investigation. What qualifies as paranormal? Have any of us ever had a paranormal experience? Ever had ghost sex? It would seem that we ain’t afraid of no ghost in this edition of Alternatives to Thought. References and Resources Additional download […]
Sunday, December 1, 2013Episode 27: Linguistics: Myths & Misconceptions
In this episode Chalmer and special reoccurring guest Joel Guttormson discuss some linguistic mythology… literally. How many colors does your language have? Is there a mother tongue? And will Norm ever be convinced? YOLO with this edition of Alternatives to Thought. References and Resources Additional download and listening options can be found at www.archve.org Joel Guttormson […]
Monday, May 27, 2013Episode 21: Evolution Part 2
Directly descended from part one, comes the next chapter in Alternatives to Thought with Human Evolution Part Two… the sequel! Special guest Joel Guttormson returns as Chalmer takes us on a journey exploring some of our earliest common ancestors all the way up to homo sapiens. Why did bipedalism develop? Does evolution have a meaning? What does facultative mean? The answers in this obligate edition of Alternatives to Thought! Joel Guttormson is the Outreach and event Coordinator at the Richard Dawkins Foundation of Reason and Science!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011Episode 1: Michael Shermer & The Believing Brain
Your heroes score an interview with one Dr. Michael Shermer, noted skeptic and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Believing Brain, From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies: How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. Dust off your baloney detectors and join Norm as he gets the low down on Dr. Shermer’s latest book.