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What Even Is Hermeneutics?

Jon and Ron talk about interpretation of scripture and the US Constitution and why the founding fathers didn’t know about drones.

Jon talks to Michael Wiseman from the Bible Says What?! podcast about believers’ Biblical knowledge and interpretation.
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Gandalf Or God?! Ron has to guess whether four quotes come from The Lord Of The Rings or The Bible. We’re keeping a running total to see if he can keep his score in positive numbers.

What Even Happened? Jon and Ron talk about their week and what they watched, read, or did that made it not so terrible.
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What Even Is Intelligent Design?

Jon and Ron talk about Intelligent Design and how it’s not as intelligent as it seems. But hey, Jon gets to talk about the bacterial flagellum!

Jon and Ron talk to Zaunstar, a YouTuber and skeptic who didn’t go Jordan B. Peterson when it started being cool.
https://www.youtube.com/user/Zaunstar/videos
https://www.facebook.com/Zaunstar/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7443373/
Twitter: @Zaunstar

Gandalf Or God?! Ron has to guess whether four quotes come from The Lord Of The Rings or The Bible. We’re keeping a running total to see if he can keep his score in positive numbers.

What Even Happened? Jon and Ron talk about their week and what they watched, read, or did that made it not so terrible.

Intro music by Austin Colón:
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What Even Is The Satanic Panic?

Jon and Ron talk about the Satanic Panic and how bad ideas ruin people’s lives. Also, you probably won’t understand part of this episode unless the devil makes you listen to it backward!

Jon and Ron talk to Hertzey Hertz about Atheists Talk, Hertzey Talks, and her fascination with the 80s and D&D.
https://atheisttalk.libsyn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HertzeyTalks/
www.am950radio.com/events/atheists-talk/
@Hertzey
@AtheistsTalk

Gandalf Or God?! Ron has to guess whether four quotes come from The Lord Of The Rings or The Bible. We’re keeping a running total to see if he can keep his score in positive numbers.

What Even Happened? Jon and Ron talk about their week and what they watched, read, or did that made it not so terrible.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/564230/Fire_Pro_Wrestling_World/
Drunkcast: https://youtu.be/f9CE3kdIl8k?t=1h8m40s
https://civilization.com

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What Even Is Superstition?

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Jon and Logan talk about superstitions and their relationship to religion and fear. We even enumerate some pretty great and silly superstitions for your enjoyment!

Jon talks to Margaret Downey about the Freethought Society, the Boy Scouts, and The Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treament Center.
http://www.ftsociety.org

Journey Stories

Tree of Knowledge


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http://www.friggatriskaidekaphobia.com
http://www.secular­celebrations.com
https://www.facebook.com/margaret.downey.16

Logan talks about the lore behind the game, Diablo! Jon’s unsure as to whether he wants to play it, as you might expect from a grumpy old man.

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What Even Is Forbidden Fruit?

Jon & Logan talk about the fall of man in the Garden of Eden and serpents who are cunning linguists.

Jon & Logan talk to Natalie Newell about her Science Moms documentary, GMOs, and science education. And avocado toast!
http://www.sciencemomsdoc.com/

Welcome to SciMoms


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Twitter: @ncnewell
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Home

Logan schools Jon on microtransactions and why you shouldn’t spend a million dollars on free games.

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S1E11: What Even Are Miracles?

Show Notes

Jon and Logan discuss miracles and why Jesus was only the greatest magician until Penn & Teller came along.

Jon talks to Natalie Newell and Dan Broadbent from the Science Enthusiast podcast!
http://ascienceenthusiast.com
http://www.sciencemomsdoc.com
http://scienceenthusiast.libsyn.com
https://www.facebook.com/ScienceEnthusiastPodcast/
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/scienceenthusiastpodcast
https://www.patreon.com/tSEpodcast
Twitter: @aSciEnthusiast
Twitter: @SciEnthusiasts
Twitter: @ncnewell

Jon addresses awful miracle belief in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. Call your Congress people at (202) 224-3121!

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Bible and learn that Christians drink poison…or something.

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Pro-Truth Pledge

Pro-Truth Pledge

The Wayward Willis podcast has taken the Pro-Truth Pledge and committed itself to providing only factual, verifiable information and, wherever necessary, providing corrections or retractions in a timely manner.  Although this podcast deals in opinion and is intended to entertain and amuse, certain segments of the show present perspectives on politics and social issues that require careful and thoughtful examination and presentation of facts.  As hosts of this podcast we’re committed to stopping the spread of misinformation.

In an age where opening a browser window or picking up your phone may result in an overwhelming flood of news and information from an overwhelming number of sources we feel it’s particularly important that we hold the sources of this news and information accountable.  There is a tangible benefit to society when public voices deal in facts and there are notable consequences when they don’t.

We feel that the Pro-Truth Pledge is an appropriate movement with which this show should be associated and we’re helping to put the word out to other public figures as well.

Why Not My President

Homunculus Drumpf

Since Drumpf was elected as our next President I’ve used the #NotMyPresident hashtag a few times. I realize that this hashtag, in the wake of the Portland and Oakland protests that turned violent and resulted in property damage and at least one life lost, has become somewhat marred with irrationality, “cry-baby” entitlement, and unjustified anger. This is obviously not representative of my views on #NotMyPresident as an idea. This post is intended to clarify why I still use #NotMyPresident.

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Spiritual vs. Imaginary

Believers have long argued for the existence of beings in the “spiritual realm” which affect the physical universe but cannot be physically detected (except in very certain circumstances and with very few exceptions).  This is convenient, of course, because the believer is free to posit whatever entity he or she wishes without having the arduous task of defending that assertion with actual evidence.  What does “spiritual” mean though?  The dictionary defines it as follows:

1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of spirit; incorporeal.
2.  of or pertaining to the spirit or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature.

That doesn’t really tell me much.  If we’re talking about incorporeal things apart from the physical nature, how is this any different from being imaginary or fictional?  Why do we make such a concessionary definition for a word like “spiritual” when the end result is really the same?

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Atheism Sucks!

I saw a video recently from some kid who seems to have it all figured out.  His thought process is a lot like mine was when I was a kid: my parents told me what to think, I adopted it as my own, and I knew I was right.  His video is titled, “Atheism Sucks.”  Dislikes on this video currently outnumber likes 3,113 to 89.  You can watch it here:

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