Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Left Hemispheres Podcast Ep02-I Have A Prefrontal Cortex Therefore Magic

Show Notes Episode 02

  1. GOP
    1. Republican National Convention
      1. A Troubling Chant on the Convention Floor—By Jack Hitt (Harper's Magazine)
      2. GOP convention approves platform on banning abortions, gay marriage, transforming Medicare,
        1. full platform
      3. Marco Rubio: ‘Faith in Our Creator is the Most Important American Value of All’
      4. Paul Ryan
        1. Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words
    2. Racism
      1. Tim Wise » If It Walks Like a Duck and Talks Like a Duck: Racism, Bigotry and the Death of Respectable Conservatism
      2. 'We're not generating enough angry white guys'
    3. Women’s Rights
      1. 'Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception' Now The Law In Arizona
      2. Paul Ryan’s ‘legitimate problem’
      3. Ryan + Akin Sitting in a tree...
    4. Rmoney
      1. Ann Romney Addresses the Common People
        1. "The Romneys ate off of an ironing board. They seem to think that's what poverty feels like. Well, I went camping once. I'm pretty sure that wasn't what homelessness feels like."
          1. Jack: Larry Womack should get some kind of award for that line.
  2. Catholic Church
    1. Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, his final interview, and a damning critique that has rocked the Catholic Church
    2. Benedict Groeschel sympathises with child molesters, apologies.
    3. Vote for Jesus!
  3. Islam
    1. Pakistani mullah 'planted charred texts' on girl accused of blasphemy
    2. Atheists Ignore Islamophobia at their Peril

Check out this episode!


Andrew Hall said...

Listened to the first fifteen minutes on the way to the coffee shop. During the Republican convention I was switching between FOX and PBS. PBS showed the First Lady of Puerto Rico speaking while FOX had talking heads on. But I had not idea about the drama around people shouting her down.

Anonymous said...

really have to disagree with the assumption that file sharing is stealing. Who are they stealing from? Is anything being taken away from anyone? If I steal something, the person I stole it from no longer has it, because I took it. And you can't argue that you're stealing a sale because downloads don't equate to sales. Just because I download something doesn't mean I would have bought it had sharing with other people not been an option.

Jack said...


I actually don't disagree with you. I've read my Lessig and Sterling and think it SHOULDN'T be considered stealing ... but in our current legal framework it is defined as such, creative commons and public licensing notwithstanding. We can go on for a long time about who's fault that is and what can or should be done to fix it, but that's really getting away from the point I was trying to make.

I was just using it as an example to illustrate how religious people often do cognitive gymnastics to justify behaviors to which they should ostensibly be opposed.