The mixer didn’t arrive on time, but we found a safe workaround. So, there is no quality improvement over Episode 2, but there were also no issues like in Episode 3.
Once again, Brian keeps Matt from going off half-cocked. The lack of objectivity in the modern media really is disgusting. While the Muslim attacker was clearly in the wrong here, the judge really didn’t have the choice to convict the man. Be warned: we get very tangential on this one.
Newt Gingrich said the country is under attack by a the “secular left,” Mitt Romney is concerned about President Obama’s “secular agenda” and Rick Santorum has said repeatedly that the idea of an absolute separation of church and state makes him want to “throw up.”
Well, we screwed up here. Actually, it was Brian’s fault. You’ll hear it. We didn’t cover this story, and I’m a little bummed! I really encourage you to check the report out, as it shows an important and alarming trend in US education.
(Brian: I feel especially dumb as this was a topic I brought to the discussion!)
Items of Interest:
Brian – The Edge.org annual questions
The Edge’s annual question, this year, was “what is your favorite deep, elegant or beautiful explanation?” Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. When a religion or ideology becomes dominant, the lack of controls will result in widening spirals of license leading to degradation and corruption.
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Seemingly off topic, I know, but If I had listened to this guy, what happened last week would have been all but impossible. I tie it in to a call to action for freethinkers (not just atheists) to get involved.
Ugh, nasty stuff here. We touch on the case itself, Matt’s lack of mainstream news exposure, and parlay the conversation into one about irrational responses to statistically minor threats.