RDF TV

General discussions
Post Reply
adamd164
Atheist Ireland Member
Atheist Ireland Member
Posts: 1004
Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:58 am
Location: Cork
Contact:

RDF TV

Post by adamd164 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:49 pm

The Richard Dawkins Foundation have launched a new (free!) video series called "RDF TV". It's extremely well made.

The first installment is an interview with Michael Shermer, who edits Skeptic Magazine in the US, and it's about how to detect pseudoscientific claims.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUB4j0n2UDU
DollarLama
Atheist Ireland Member
Atheist Ireland Member
Posts: 513
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:42 pm

Re: RDF TV

Post by DollarLama » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:13 am

Nice find, Adam - thanks for that. The video won't play for me right now, YouTube seem to be having some kind of problem.

Wasn't it Carl Sagan who coined the term "Baloney Detection Kit" in "The Daemon-Haunted World"? I hope he gets a credit as the originator of the term!

cheers
Ben
"Religious belief of all kinds shares the same intellectual respectability, evidential base, and rationality as belief in the existence of fairies." AC Grayling
Ygern
Atheist Ireland Member
Atheist Ireland Member
Posts: 3003
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:02 pm
Location: Cork
Contact:

Re: RDF TV

Post by Ygern » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:02 pm

The universe is huge and old, and rare things happen all the time ~ Lawrence Krauss
Cork Skeptics
nozzferrahhtoo
Atheist Ireland Member
Atheist Ireland Member
Posts: 1140
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 8:17 am

Re: RDF TV

Post by nozzferrahhtoo » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:49 pm

Thanks Ygern, you a star. I had given up on the video not running earlier myself and did not think to look for downloads.
dj357
Posts: 169
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 12:05 pm
Location: Limerick

Re: RDF TV

Post by dj357 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:30 pm

absolutely awesome video! i can't wait to see more of them from RDFtv!
"In meinem Himmel gibt's keinen Gott!"
I'm An Atheist...
Midwest Humanists!! - http://midwesthumanists.wordpress.com
DollarLama
Atheist Ireland Member
Atheist Ireland Member
Posts: 513
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:42 pm

Re: RDF TV

Post by DollarLama » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:16 pm

Outstanding production values. I especially enjoyed watching it in high-def! Shermer is engaging and to the point - and he does credit Sagan with the term "Baloney Detection Kit"!

I look forward to more content from RDF TV.

cheers
Ben
"Religious belief of all kinds shares the same intellectual respectability, evidential base, and rationality as belief in the existence of fairies." AC Grayling
Post Reply