Next time we’ll be talking about the state of secularism with Cliff Erasmus, Executive Chair of the Centre for Inquiry Alberta.
With the recent launch of the “There’s Probably No God” bus ads in Calgary, atheism has hit Alberta’s mainstream media.
But why is it so important to talk about it now? What’s going on in the province that’s bringing the atheists, humanists and other secularly-focused folks out of the woodwork?
Could it be the teaching of creationism in our small-town public schools? Or the fact that megachurches from Texas have recently moved in? Or is it a product of a more general cultural shift?
Find out what Albertans are up to on the all new next Skeptically Speaking (formerly known as Q Transmissions), every Friday at 6pm on CJSR.
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Next episode we’ll be talking to Dr. Anton Capri about Quantum Physics.
Do you know anything about quantum physics? Well neither do we.
Do the words “String Theory” and “The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle” make you want to curl up in the fetal position?
Can we really use “energy” to cure diseases, quit smoking, and make our mothers love us?
Let’s see what the science says.
So put down that Deepak Chopra book, and tune into the next Q Transmissions.
This week we’ll be speaking with Dr. Greg Laden, scienceblogger and and biological anthropologist, about evolution.
According to a 2007 poll by Angus Reid Strategies, most Canadians accept the theory of evolution.
59 per cent of respondents think human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years. 22 per cent believe god created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years, and 19 per cent aren’t sure.
Whichever percentage you’re a part of, Dr. Laden will be live on air to answer all your questions.
And he went to Harvard, so he knows.
See you Friday at 6pm!
Next episode we’ll be speaking to Dr. PZ Myers, author of the scienceblog Pharyngula: evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal.
We’ll be speaking to PZ about creationism, the existence of god and being an outspoken atheist in an increasingly fundamentalist society.
Join us on the next Q Transmissions, every Friday at 6pm on CJSR.