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For Good Reason…

This one crept up on me by surprise. You see, I recorded an interview with D.J. Grothe, President of the James Randi Educational Foundation and host of the podcast For Good Reason back in November. I wasn’t sure when it would appear. Well, it turns out that it popped up on my iTunes podcast feeds sometime over the last few days. (It’s been really busy at work, and I haven’t really been paying attention to podcasts–at least, not until yesterday.)

So, here it is. I haven’t listened to it all yet, but hopefully I explained myself well enough and did credit to my fellow SBM bloggers. DJ is a good interviewer, which means he presses his subjects a bit and sometimes gets them out of their comfort zone.

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5 thoughts on “For Good Reason…

  1. ConspicuousCarl says:

    You noted that there is no difference in effect between conscious frauds selling fake medicine and true believers selling it, and blame the seller rather than the buyer.

    However, I don’t think there is necessarily much difference (if any) when comparing true believers who sell this stuff vs. true believers who merely bought it and believe that it worked.

    So why not spread a little more of the smackdown over onto the buyers? I understand the view in which users are just making themselves happy, but when they declare themselves to be satisfied customers, they become part of the lie which victimizes people who may desire scientific reality but lack the ability to sort it all out.

    If someone says something false, it should be contradicted whether or not they are selling something.

  2. Toiletman says:

    I imagined your voice to be deeper.

  3. BillyJoe says:

    And I expected sewer language from you but hey :D

  4. The Blind Watchmaker says:

    I thought you’d be taller.

    I think DJ was really trying to get into the notion that Ethics and Philosophy should be informed by science, but themselves are not science. This is a hot topic now since Sam Harris’s book came out which implies that ethics is a science, or at least could be.

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