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pilgrim (October 31, 2006, 12:24:04 PM):
Oh yes, regarding bright (n): I think the problem is that it is supposedly a deliberate attempt at emulating the successful 'gay' meme. Problem is, no-one I know says, "I'm a gay", using it as a noun. Now, I don't mind saying, "I'm bright" at all - it's true on so many levels. As is, "I'm vain and arrogant", for instance. "I'm a bright"? Naaaah.

Maybe this is a good idea for an opinion poll? To bright, or not to bright etc.
bluegray (January 21, 2007, 17:27:03 PM):
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Definitely a must read.
Prophanity (February 01, 2007, 14:48:32 PM):
I have got a few books that i enjoyed.

Sham: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless by Steve Salerno ( Has a good crack at some of the woo woo things these guys sell.)
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett ( One of my favorites )
Small God's: Terry Pratchett
Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed by Jim Al-Khalili ( Dispelled all the nonsense I had about Quantum theory)
The God Delusion: by Richard Dawkins
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution by Richard Dawkins (Listened to the audio book while going through Siberia)

I want to find out what podcasts you listen to.
My favorites are-

The skeptics guide to the universe ( James Randi has a nice segment in the show)
Skepticality ( A bit slow, but still good)
The Skeptic tank ( Just started listening to them. Good Ozzie podcast. They seem to have a strong sceptic movement in Australia)
Universe today ( Space stuff)
Evolution 101 ( Evo stuff)
The Penn Jillette show ( The big half of Penn & Teller, Can be quite funny. Tends to have strong Libertarian views)
The point of inquiry ( Podcast of the Center for inquiry)
Nature podcast ( Podcast for the Nature Journal)
New scientist podcast ( Podcast for the magazine)

Anybody else have any intresting podcasts?
EM (February 02, 2007, 14:29:14 PM):
TED.com

Although it's mostly videos, they do have audio downloads for most of the stuff. Some very good ones, Dawkins, Dennet, Shermer... the usual suspects. But then also very nice talks from other interesting people.
Aubrey Degrey, about immortality and longevity.
Burt Rutan, about commercial spaceflight.
...and many more, to much to mention.
Saint (February 05, 2007, 12:47:05 PM):
Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy - made me always be aware of the crucial need for humour!

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