All Videos Tagged investigation (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-10-01T16:21:42Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=investigation&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Kicked Out of Pulpit Freedom Sunday tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-10-08:2182797:Video:2069989 2012-10-08T21:10:05.483Z Jack Lawrence http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/JackLawrence <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/kicked-out-of-pulpit-freedom-sunday"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/CT6*EIyH8UdiQrHRBfmkwkCPziwHyoHZCRR7RzSPS-9AHuvoqkcvsI98XZMUP7pCuiuF--a2n7dtqPtV4S7s*w__/27736568.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br><a href="http://www.betteroffdamned.com/">http://www.betteroffdamned.com/</a><br></br> <br></br> On Sunday, Oct. 7, more than 1,000 pastors nationwide planned to defy their restrictions on political candidate endorsements by preaching from their pulpits about who their members should vote for in what they are calling "Pulpit Freedom Sunday."<br></br> <br></br> We went out to document on… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/kicked-out-of-pulpit-freedom-sunday"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/CT6*EIyH8UdiQrHRBfmkwkCPziwHyoHZCRR7RzSPS-9AHuvoqkcvsI98XZMUP7pCuiuF--a2n7dtqPtV4S7s*w__/27736568.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br /><a href="http://www.betteroffdamned.com/">http://www.betteroffdamned.com/</a><br /> <br /> On Sunday, Oct. 7, more than 1,000 pastors nationwide planned to defy their restrictions on political candidate endorsements by preaching from their pulpits about who their members should vote for in what they are calling "Pulpit Freedom Sunday."<br /> <br /> We went out to document on of these illegal sermons, but we unable to. So here is us getting kicked out. Enjoy.<br /> <br /> The Better Off Damned Anti-theist Community<br /> ► <a href="http://facebook.com/betteroffdamned">http://facebook.com/betteroffdamned</a> Joe Nickell - Why Investigate the Paranormal | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-02-05:2182797:Video:1848523 2012-02-05T13:32:07.271Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/joe-nickell-why-investigate-the-paranormal-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/8ilg9fXKZJvMb9lTwAQEEEmB0FBFlf8gr8hLf8bRDhxMTDcjayH0O2Dz2kBcOkZ*WCa21c6KykkCetHn2eBUS0g5og1WSKdk/933969229.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Joe Nickell explains why he investigates the paranormal, as opposed to merely pronouncing his skepticism of it. He talks about his training as a detective and why it was formative, along with his background in magic. He explains why field experience is so important to scientific paranormal investigation. He distinguishes between skepticism and… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/joe-nickell-why-investigate-the-paranormal-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/8ilg9fXKZJvMb9lTwAQEEEmB0FBFlf8gr8hLf8bRDhxMTDcjayH0O2Dz2kBcOkZ*WCa21c6KykkCetHn2eBUS0g5og1WSKdk/933969229.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Joe Nickell explains why he investigates the paranormal, as opposed to merely pronouncing his skepticism of it. He talks about his training as a detective and why it was formative, along with his background in magic. He explains why field experience is so important to scientific paranormal investigation. He distinguishes between skepticism and debunking, and what results from each approach. He argues that the existence of the paranormal is not the only question to answer while conducting paranormal investigations. He explains why he continues investigating subjects he has already looked numerous times, such as ghosts, lake monsters and miracle claims, and why he spends time on the paranormal as opposed to other important topics. He talks about whether the supernatural claim that God exists should be a focus of the paranormal investigator. And he comments on the new trend of skeptical paranormal investigation groups starting up in cities throughout North America. Ben Randford - Scientific Paranormal Investigation | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-01-29:2182797:Video:1840707 2012-01-29T07:23:33.603Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/ben-randford-scientific-paranormal-investigation-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/SCXISYrXUBVmkEmnSO8DN5NTvOgXjkcF2aky93R1bQCX-XdkrBOYDFxJ1-qVDBk1kfGUvoiIdGJNemKhylsOSfaOnW9YW*-9/833185124.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Ben Radford, one of the world's only full-time paranormal investigators, contrasts his approach with that of TV paranormal investigators, such as the Ghost Hunters. He explains why his methods are scientific, and why their methods are motivated by exaggerating the mystery of paranormal experiences, and are therefore less scientific. He argues… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/ben-randford-scientific-paranormal-investigation-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/SCXISYrXUBVmkEmnSO8DN5NTvOgXjkcF2aky93R1bQCX-XdkrBOYDFxJ1-qVDBk1kfGUvoiIdGJNemKhylsOSfaOnW9YW*-9/833185124.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Ben Radford, one of the world's only full-time paranormal investigators, contrasts his approach with that of TV paranormal investigators, such as the Ghost Hunters. He explains why his methods are scientific, and why their methods are motivated by exaggerating the mystery of paranormal experiences, and are therefore less scientific. He argues that paranormal belief is not trivial, and that it impacts our daily lives, and even public policy. He describes how he is open-minded as a scientific paranormal investigator, and why he examines what are believed to be the best paranormal cases. He talks about the psychology of paranormal belief, and how our pattern-seeking minds play a part in undue credulity. He explores how responsible the media is in fostering uncritical acceptance of paranormal claims. And he recounts seeming paranormal experiences he has experienced himself. Joe Nickell Investigates: Attack of the Chupacabra tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2011-12-16:2182797:Video:1785255 2011-12-16T08:08:01.249Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/joe-nickell-investigates-attack-of-the-chupacabra"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/KBlY1VtJXXEToFm91n*uMlROguzTr9DUR-Wzq-rfUDyMegF7Y3DbI9776KB-fo*0*Q8zS47C4eJOi5d2Qjev*qRS-vHMLgu9/662894027.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Chupacabra is a fabled vampiric creature that has supposedly preyed on farm animals in many countries since it first appeared in Puerto Rico in 1995. Is it on the loose now in the American midwest? Recently, Joe Nickell had a chance to investigate a reported chupacabra attack near Strafford, Missouri.<br></br> <br></br> Want more? Check out Joe's recent blog post… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/joe-nickell-investigates-attack-of-the-chupacabra"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/KBlY1VtJXXEToFm91n*uMlROguzTr9DUR-Wzq-rfUDyMegF7Y3DbI9776KB-fo*0*Q8zS47C4eJOi5d2Qjev*qRS-vHMLgu9/662894027.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Chupacabra is a fabled vampiric creature that has supposedly preyed on farm animals in many countries since it first appeared in Puerto Rico in 1995. Is it on the loose now in the American midwest? Recently, Joe Nickell had a chance to investigate a reported chupacabra attack near Strafford, Missouri.<br /> <br /> Want more? Check out Joe's recent blog post about the investigation: <a href="http://www.centerforinquiry.net/blogs/entry/chupacabra_attack/">http://www.centerforinquiry.net/blogs/entry/chupacabra_attack/</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.csicop.org/">http://www.csicop.org/</a><br /> <a href="http://www.centerforinquiry.net/">http://www.centerforinquiry.net/</a> Undercover! Paranormal Investigations - Joe Nickell @ Skepticon 4 tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2011-12-01:2182797:Video:1754882 2011-12-01T16:06:13.868Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/undercover-paranormal-investigations-joe-nickell-skepticon-4"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/nCt8MIKXl5CjMJU1mH7G6KEs-6HB2BJzVyRL1IRDcoG01Nyau6LxQ0TEYcBFb6J4r27gH9t-uFnFN9vTqb7CdYcLqPWkk*v*/558498175.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a> <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/undercover-paranormal-investigations-joe-nickell-skepticon-4"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/nCt8MIKXl5CjMJU1mH7G6KEs-6HB2BJzVyRL1IRDcoG01Nyau6LxQ0TEYcBFb6J4r27gH9t-uFnFN9vTqb7CdYcLqPWkk*v*/558498175.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a>