All Videos Tagged Paul (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-10-23T02:34:36Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=Paul&rss=yes&xn_auth=no NewsUndies - 20130419 (NU1315) tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-04-19:2182797:Video:2216457 2013-04-19T10:55:31.777Z Paul Tourville http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/PaulTourville <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/newsundies-20130419-nu1315"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/kbzCJdfD8E71o-C9Zz3IlaXZF6jXpn59mdX55onf3ASzn-6513MLRFzz13miu1OOP3mCRyOJIkTgqi82hZfPDcHJ2SCzal5O/1018819290.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />All the news that shouldn't be news for April 19, 2013, including: - HEADLINES - False Flag or False Dichotomy? - Moment of Clarity in the Holy See <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/newsundies-20130419-nu1315"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/kbzCJdfD8E71o-C9Zz3IlaXZF6jXpn59mdX55onf3ASzn-6513MLRFzz13miu1OOP3mCRyOJIkTgqi82hZfPDcHJ2SCzal5O/1018819290.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />All the news that shouldn't be news for April 19, 2013, including: - HEADLINES - False Flag or False Dichotomy? - Moment of Clarity in the Holy See NewsUndies - 20121102 (NU1244) tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-11-02:2182797:Video:2092140 2012-11-02T13:49:45.498Z Paul Tourville http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/PaulTourville <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/newsundies-20121102-nu1244"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/SsT-JuH4nCHr0j8muGOkLEQnN1AMXEF0Dz0nJUj8VipQLZtUXhsYcZBOShX5OrN6bKoJmsRaB2XHrqVoANUAzvU0eZduajW-/900634447.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>All the news that shouldn't be news for November 2, 2012 including:<br></br> <br></br> &gt; Twiddle Video<br></br> &gt; Just When You Thought..<br></br> &gt; Insult.<br></br> &gt; Mickey Skywalker?<br></br> &gt; ...with Ryan Hanley<br></br> &gt; Sports Games!<br></br> &gt; Making The World Safe<br></br> &gt; Windows 8. 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Paul Kurtz - Skepticism and Religion | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-02-05:2182797:Video:1848526 2012-02-05T13:36:30.454Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/paul-kurtz-skepticism-and-religion-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Fqn866EyDhbfTs2P4Dqj9SVobHtBJ9W3*b0fyIWAolFlz0P00Ntc9G1cMAd*W0Ug-qCz24*QAMQU4vqMV9sSZKQleQsTsVOc/477184894.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Paul Kurtz talks about how skepticism is continuous with the methods of science, and why skepticism and science should apply to religion. He explains why he rejects the traditional is/ought distinction in the philosophy of science, and why he rejects the NOMA theory. He posits that skepticism can be warranted in investigating claims of religion, including the… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/paul-kurtz-skepticism-and-religion-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Fqn866EyDhbfTs2P4Dqj9SVobHtBJ9W3*b0fyIWAolFlz0P00Ntc9G1cMAd*W0Ug-qCz24*QAMQU4vqMV9sSZKQleQsTsVOc/477184894.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Paul Kurtz talks about how skepticism is continuous with the methods of science, and why skepticism and science should apply to religion. He explains why he rejects the traditional is/ought distinction in the philosophy of science, and why he rejects the NOMA theory. He posits that skepticism can be warranted in investigating claims of religion, including the claim that God exists. Regarding "untestable" religious claims, he suggests that if a supernatural or paranormal claim is untestable, it ought not be believed. He shares some reasons why he is generally skeptical of religion after looking into its various claims, including reasons resulting from historical criticism, psychology, and philosophy. He explains why he thinks a closed-minded atheist who rejects religion without investigation is similar to a religious believer who accepts religious claims on faith. He discusses the great skeptics Martin Gardner and Anthony Flew and their belief in God, and why they believed despite the lack of evidence. He discusses deism, and why skepticism is warranted in the face of no evidence either way. He describes pragmatic reasons one may avoid pronouncing skepticism of God. And he reveals why he often prefers other terms than "atheism" to describe his religious skepticism. Paul Kurtz - Exuberant Skepticism | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-02-05:2182797:Video:1848353 2012-02-05T13:29:27.587Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/paul-kurtz-exuberant-skepticism-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/AwwMe5oGCZ7bCShor*lZefqEKLfM9JztGybxHWUftOyyvehOz00J9jVPq1j3Sr7KcJK5pCcybQR5oqsFOhV-4UFqQWtOGhkX/526744571.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Paul Kurtz discusses his new book Exuberant Skepticism. He details the origins of the contemporary skeptics movement, and whether or not it has developed according to plan. He contends that skeptical doubt is an antidote to foolish beliefs but explains why, for him, skepticism is not just doubt, but is more active, inquiring, and affirmative. He explains why the… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/paul-kurtz-exuberant-skepticism-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/AwwMe5oGCZ7bCShor*lZefqEKLfM9JztGybxHWUftOyyvehOz00J9jVPq1j3Sr7KcJK5pCcybQR5oqsFOhV-4UFqQWtOGhkX/526744571.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Paul Kurtz discusses his new book Exuberant Skepticism. He details the origins of the contemporary skeptics movement, and whether or not it has developed according to plan. He contends that skeptical doubt is an antidote to foolish beliefs but explains why, for him, skepticism is not just doubt, but is more active, inquiring, and affirmative. He explains why the skeptics movement's focus may be too narrow and trivial, and why skepticism should not be limited only to those questions which can be scientifically investigated: that skepticism should be extended beyond science and the paranormal to questions in ordinary life, politics, religion, ethics, business, personal affairs. He details why this sort of skepticism is vital to the life well-lived. He explains why Pearce's principle of fallibilism is central to skeptical inquiry. And he describes why, for mostly pragmatic reasons, skeptical nonprofits have generally refrained from their critique of religion. Paul Provenza - Satiristas | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-01-22:2182797:Video:1831853 2012-01-22T10:54:04.576Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/paul-provenza-satiristas-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/37vvPLzrvC4DGciRR4i69gcKSdF*4o9cMtAHSpOIcQv4MRHAq9TpWjePI4ImVXWLCG0JcnppXjpG3ykF3iaf11D87E94BC*L/526620015.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Paul Provenza, the celebrated comic and critic, talks about his book Satiristas, which focuses on rationalist issues through the lens of transgressive and subversive comedy. He explores the social criticism of the biggest names in comedy, and whether their intelligence should instead be focused on public service. He describes why his background in comedy allowed the… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/paul-provenza-satiristas-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/37vvPLzrvC4DGciRR4i69gcKSdF*4o9cMtAHSpOIcQv4MRHAq9TpWjePI4ImVXWLCG0JcnppXjpG3ykF3iaf11D87E94BC*L/526620015.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Paul Provenza, the celebrated comic and critic, talks about his book Satiristas, which focuses on rationalist issues through the lens of transgressive and subversive comedy. He explores the social criticism of the biggest names in comedy, and whether their intelligence should instead be focused on public service. He describes why his background in comedy allowed the celebrities featured in his book to be so open and transparent with him. He relates the impact the interviews had on him personally. He talks about the nihilism of some of the leading comedians and satirists in America today, and shares his personal views about the ultimate meaning of life in a godless, naturalistic universe.<br /> <br /> He talks about the motivation of leading comedians, and whether or not they intend to impact society with their comedic art. He talks about comedians who preach ideology, and great comedic artists like Tim Minchin who advance a particular point of view in entertaining ways. He argues that the leading comedians in the United States are like the spiritual descendants of the revolutionary Founding Fathers. He talks about Jay Leno and why he avoids controversial social issues in his comedy. He explores how aware the famous social critic comedians interviewed in his book, such as George Carlin and Craig Ferguson, are of their role in society. He explores the impact of Bill Maher, Janeane Garofalo, and Penn Jillette on American public policy. He also explores to what extent being "preachy" harms laughs. And he explains why leading comedians may be different from the common man, and how they embrace their differences, seeing the world in productive and unique ways.<br /> <br /> Also, in this week's Honest Liar commentary, Jamy Ian Swiss is flattered to have received an invitation to be included in a prestigious directory.