50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True (Podcast)

May 14, 2012
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Author Guy P. Harrison

Author Guy P. Harrison

An Interview with Author Guy P. Harrison

Some beliefs, although strange and bizarre, are benign, even humorous. Those who think NASA faked moon landings and Astrology is scientific are probably not hurting anyone, they’re just fooling themselves. But people who deny vaccines to children, practice faith healing or use alternative medicine could be causing real harm. In this podcast author Guy P. Harrison discusses his new book, 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True. The book is an examination of unusual claims and extraordinary beliefs. Guy is an award winning writer and enthusiastic promoter of science and reason. He’s the author of Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know About Our Biological Diversity and the book 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God.

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5 Responses to 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True (Podcast)

  1. Jason
    May 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Your best podcast so far Alan! It was great hearing Guy’s enthusiasm. Good guest.

  2. Paul Rabinsworth
    May 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    A great interview. I love the honesty. I agree with the poster above: Peter Boghossian and Harrison should debate together: “Should Religious Beliefs Ever be Treated with Respect?

  3. Smudge Martens
    May 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Far too much accommodation and respect to religion. How do you separate the person from the belief when it advocates disastrous policies such as banning single sex marriage, access to abortion rights, birth control …. etc.?

    I’d love Peter Boghossian and Guy Harrison to debate the topic, “Should Religious Beliefs Ever be Treated with Respect?

    In regards to the great unwashed masses and the current state of technology, Clarke’s Third Law has always been on-point:

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

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