Date: July 21, 2017
“This film was created in its entirety by Gordon Buchan, of Maryhill Glasgow, founder of Nonce Apologists Exposed facebook page.
For a very long time, I’ve personally witnessed a barrage of outright violent content, aimed at Nigel Oldfield…Most of it has been demented and sick.
I don’t know exactly who has been behind every incident of it…but one example showed Nigel’s face on a body, of a person who was about to be murdered.
I ask you sincerely, who deserves these words of vulgar abuse and hate, merely for daring to live, love and be loved?…
Have no doubt, that Child Love and Teen Love are a pure form of love…genuine and worthy of defense, no matter what some may say about it…
| THE WALL |
Date: July 21, 2017
“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Geoffrey West about how biological and social systems scale, the significance of fractals, the prospects of radically extending human life, the concept of “emergence” in complex systems, the importance of cities, the necessity for continuous innovation, and other topics.
Geoffrey West is a theoretical physicist whose primary interests have been in fundamental questions in physics and biology. He is a Senior Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a distinguished professor at the Sante Fe Institute, where he served as the president from 2005-2009. In 2006 he was named to Time’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.” He is the author of Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies.”
Date: July 21, 2017
“The Origins of Language, Reason & Violence – Steven Pinker
Steven Pinker in conversation with Tyler discusses the origins of language, reason & of violence
Steven Arthur “Steve” Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-born American cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.”
Date: July 21, 2017
“Does God Have a Future? Sam Harris & Michael Shermer Break it Down.
Sam Harris & Michael Shermer debate Deepak Chopra and J.Houston on the notion “The future of god”. This is part 2 of the debate.
Samuel Benjamin “Sam” Harris (born April 9, 1967) is an American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit organization that promotes science and secularism, and host of the Waking Up podcast. His book The End of Faith (2004), a critique of organized religion, appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list for 33 weeks and also won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction in 2005. Letter to a Christian Nation (2006) was a response to criticism of The End of Faith. In The Moral Landscape (2010), Harris argues that science can help answer moral problems and aid human well-being. He subsequently published a long-form essay Lying in 2011, the short book Free Will in 2012, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion in 2014 and, with British activist Maajid Nawaz, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue in 2015.
Michael Brant Shermer (born September 8, 1954) is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. The Skeptics Society currently has over 55,000 members. Shermer also engages in debates on topics pertaining to pseudoscience and religion in which he emphasizes scientific skepticism.
Shermer is also the producer and co-host of the 13-hour Fox Family television series Exploring the Unknown which was broadcast in 1999. Since April 2001, he has been a monthly columnist for Scientific American magazine with his Skeptic column. He is also a scientific advisor to the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH).
Shermer was once a fundamentalist Christian, but ceased to believe in the existence of God during his graduate studies. He accepts the labels agnostic, nontheist, atheist and others. He has expressed reservations about such labels for his lack of belief in a God, however, as he sees them being used in the service of “pigeonholing”, and prefers to simply be called a skeptic. He also describes himself as an advocate for humanist philosophy as well as the science of morality.”
Date: July 21, 2017
“FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has lied to the public about his pro-corporate plan to ruin the internet by rolling back Title II net neutrality regulations. He received some help from Fox News when they brought him on ‘Fox & Friends’ and allowed Pai to spew lies with no follow-up questions. Fox News’ hosts also lied about the state of broadband in America, and presented viewers with misleading poll results in an effort to further their agenda. In this segment we attempt to dispel the abundance of misinformation disseminated by Pai and Fox News.”
Date: July 21, 2017
“One of the greatest thinkers of our age tackles one of the most important questions of our time: why people believe in God and how religion shapes our lives and .
In Breaking the Spell Daniel Dennett explores how the great ideas of religion have enthralled us for thousands of years – and whether we could (or should) break .
Dan Dennett talking about his book ‘Breaking the Spell’. Includes an interesting introduction in which Michael Shermer discusses how people can be misled into.”
|– Atheist Media Links|
Date: July 19, 2017
“Starts out with an explanation of the theory and a presentation of some evidence using excerpts from various talks, documentaries, and a few graphs. Followed by a perspective on world history derived from Ernest Becker’s Escape From Evil and the University of Amsterdam study on Terror Management Theory (TMT) called Things Will Get Better: The Anxiety-BufferingQualities of Progressive Hope http://www.academia.edu/534931/Things_will_get_better_The_anxiety-buffering_qualities_of_progressive_hope_2009_
The video is also informed by historical evidence about ecological degradation and the unpredictability of technological developments.
From the perspective of Ernest Becker & TMT, self-esteem is primarily a reflex of an unconscious fear of death; and human culture an elaborate, symbolic defense mechanism against the knowledge of our mortality – which in turn acts as the emotional and intellectual response to our basic survival mechanism.
Interestingly, the other competing (or complementary) major theory of self-esteem comes from CP – coalitional psychology (also known as “Sociometer Theory”) basically saying that what others think of us has survival & reproductive benefits, so that a sense of self-esteem would help us improve or maintain this fitness by self-monitoring – gauging others’ opinion and modifying our behavior accordingly. This would largely entail a view of history as an evolutionary adaptive set of behaviors.
The problem with this CP explanation as a sole explanation is that
1) Every major culture we know of features religious or supernatural beliefs which have less to do with what others think of us than with what gods or spirits think of us.
2) Our status or “what others think of us” is mediated by invented, largely arbitrary cultural activities and beliefs (abstract meaning systems) that have virtually nothing to do with the specific adaptive threats we encountered (or that could even be logically postulated) in the course of evolution. Work on primates shows that coalitions and alliances in primate groups serve very specific adaptive goals.
3) CP cannot account for the fact that reminders of death increase allegiance to these abstract meaning systems, and that, conversely, challenges to these meaning systems increase death-thought accessibility. These abstract meaning systems may or may not facilitate the formation and maintenance of coalitions, but TMT evidence shows that this is largely on the basis of a suppression of unconscious death-anxiety (an unfortunate byproduct of our adaptive intelligence), not as a specific adaptation for survival.”
Date: July 20, 2017
“Question, why is YouTube making money from a convicted pedophile who makes videos targeted to children?
Update thanks to the news story featured in this description YouTube has pulled the ads for all of his videos. Now he is no longer able to profit from this. However he still has […] where he still has ads.
Keep the pressure on. YouTube will NOT suspend this guy, however if we contact every single advertiser that has an ad on DavidsFarmVlog then we can get those ads taken down as well.
We can’t stop him from making videos and being around kids, but we can stop YouTube from paying him to do it.”
I have no comment on the target in question…This video is from 2010…Most of the links are dead.
A little bit of researching on “FatAussieBarstard”, gave little else to go on…
These kinds of witch hunts have been going on at YouTube, since way back…
…I had a thriving YouTube channel in 2008, long before this controversy…but it still got unjustly censored, by the fascists and sociopaths on YouTube…And I’m not even “a convicted pedophile”…
…I’ve seen the exact same censorship happen to numerous MAPs…for no other reason, than they are MAPs with the conviction to speak truth.
In this case, we see them going after an alleged “pedophile’s” revenue stream.
The fact that YouTube will quickly cave to these sorts of people [despite their common claims, otherwise], is one of the reasons why we need to finally have a real free speech media platform online…for people who actually need that type of protection…
…Are we ever going to see one?
As a MAP…my best years are over, where it comes to producing content…And those years were hounded by the kind of behavior you see in this video…I’ve probably still got five YouTube channels [mostly dormant]…where I can barely do anything with any of them, that I would have naturally chosen to do with them…The lion’s share of my media, has been wiped from the platform…
…I just imagine the body of work that would have existed today, had EQVideo been treated right, like any other YouTube channel…No…maybe my content wasn’t entirely fabulous…but it was better in dialogue and information than 90% of the stuff that gets uploaded to YouTube…and probably deserves a higher standing than that.
…This is an area of EQF [and personal] endeavor, which I was clearly robbed of…It should have gotten much bigger, than it did get…
That’s how the mindless masses manipulate you…they cut you off at the knees, so you cannot stand or move…They make sure you cannot use the exact same advantages they freely have [which they often use against you]…
Yes…I know “Happy Cabbie” has been dead for some time now…I have no intention to pick on him…I just ran across this video, I saved for blogging about…Thought I’d actually use it for something.
I don’t know what this guy being targeted is accused [allegedly convicted] of…I do remember the controversy surrounding his farming channel, vaguely…and thinking what a load of garbage it was, that people were trying to destroy his channel, where he was objectively trying to do something productive…and he wasn’t promoting anything controversial on that channel, that I could find.
…They were just forcing down everyone else’s throat, that “because this guy had a history, he had no right to build something on YouTube”…
MAPs face this type of garbage all the time, on YouTube…And it is dead wrong.