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The Number One Internet-based railway among Skeptics... ... See MoreSee Less

All Aboard The Atheist Underground! The SATIRE you love, The ACTIVISM you want, and The INFORMATION you need… All in one impeccably produced, provocative new podcast. The Atheist Underground is arriving, and wants to take you for a ride! Serious, skeptical, scientific or silly, our symbolic secular subway service suits every sort of cynic. We’ll bring you hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews and happenings from around the atheist world, and of course, we’ll take the piss out of religion. Welcome Aboard and Remember: Atheist Underground needs your help to produce the highest quality product. The fare to ride can be as little or as much as you choose. Please consider dishing a dollar, pushing a pound or shoving a shekel at www.patreon.com/user?u=4665060 Like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter @atheistundrgrd, and if you have comments or ideas, or would like to be a guest or involved in production, please reach out to atheistundergroundshow@gmail.com Each episode is a different stop on the metaphorical map of our rational realm; look for the first stops in early March. Enjoy the sneak preview below, and thanks for riding The Atheist Underground!

January 13th, 4:35 pm  ·  

Universal Basic Income could be answer to better society. And it has been proven to work, but has still been stigmatized make us all lazy! (If you think this is important please share & like the page) ... See MoreSee Less

Breaking The Stigma Towards Universal Basic Income Can Better Society! There are a lot of arguments towards negating Universal Basic Income, but there is proof that it can better society! (if you think this is important, please share) Written by Krish Mohan (ramannoodlescomedy.com/) Music by Max Somerville Subscribe: eepurl.com/oOJ45 Show Dates: ramannoodlescomedy.com/shows/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/KrishMohanHaha Bandcamp: ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/ Podcast: tabootabletalk.libsyn.com/podcast FFON Podcast: ffonpod.podomatic.com Gumroad: gumroad.com/krishmohanhaha Download my new album "How Not To Fit In": ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/album/how-not-to-fit-in

January 13th, 8:28 am  ·  

The various benefits that fully legalizing marijuana would bring to our society! New Live Stand Up Comedy! (If you think this is important please share and like the page) ... See MoreSee Less

Why Marijuana Should Be Fully Legal [Live Stand Up Comedy] Comedian Krish Mohan dives into the various solutions that would come from legalizing marijuana. Recorded Live at the Sidney Saloon in New Orleans, LA. Written by Krish Mohan (ramannoodlescomedy.com/) Music by Max Somerville Subscribe: eepurl.com/oOJ45 Show Dates: ramannoodlescomedy.com/shows/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/KrishMohanHaha Bandcamp: ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/ Podcast: tabootabletalk.libsyn.com/podcast FFON Podcast: ffonpod.podomatic.com Gumroad: gumroad.com/krishmohanhaha Download my new album "How Not To Fit In": ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/album/how-not-to-fit-in

January 8th, 10:30 am  ·  

Beth Voigt created an event for Chicago Skeptics. ... See MoreSee Less

Skeptical Salon: Everything Is Bullshit by Alex Maayasi et al

January 26, 2017, 7:30pm

With a title reflecting a few too many of our own thoughts going into 2017, this month's book is Everything Is Bullshit: The Greatest Scams on Earth Revealed by... a whole bunch of people. amzn.to/2iR3g2g From amazon.com: "Many of our society’s most cherished traditions are actually based on historical accident, the profit motives of a few companies, or the agenda of someone who died long ago. A lot of what we believe and do is bullshit, yet we walk around thinking our way of doing things is inherently correct. Why do we exchange diamond engagement rings? Why is wine so expensive? How does art become “art”? Why do so many non-profits want us to donate cars to them? Why does college cost so much? Why do so many pets die in animal shelters? Why is the world the way it is? Everything is Bullshit, by Priceonomics, is an investigation to find the answers." Bring your favorite snacks or beverages to share along with your opinions for discussion. See you then!

January 6th, 2:19 pm  ·  

Being a Bernie Sanders supporter can be dangerous in this country. Here's a story of how I got pulled over because of my Bernie stickers. New Live Stand Up Comedy! (If you think this is important please share and like the page) ... See MoreSee Less

How Bernie Sanders Stickers Got Me Pulled Over [Live Stand Up Comedy] 4 Bernie Sanders Stickers on a Japanese Car in the State Arkansas is perfect blend to get you in a heap of trouble! Comedian Krish Mohan tells you the story of his encounter! Recorded Live at the Sidney Saloon in New Orleans, LA. Written by Krish Mohan (ramannoodlescomedy.com/) Music by Max Somerville Subscribe: eepurl.com/oOJ45 Show Dates: ramannoodlescomedy.com/shows/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/KrishMohanHaha Bandcamp: ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/ Podcast: tabootabletalk.libsyn.com/podcast FFON Podcast: ffonpod.podomatic.com Gumroad: gumroad.com/krishmohanhaha Download my new album "How Not To Fit In": ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/album/how-not-to-fit-in

January 6th, 10:02 am  ·  

Of interest! A documentary about creationism and its conflict with science, plus a discussion with the producers. And it's free! ... See MoreSee Less

We Believe In Dinosaurs - Film Preview

January 10, 2017, 5:00pm - January 10, 2017, 6:30pm

ISC is partnering with Google to offer you an early inside scoop on the next film from Chicago's own 137 Films, the award-winning documentary production organization that promotes science through storytelling. "We Believe in Dinosaurs" is a documentary film about Noah's Ark, creationism and America's troubled relationship with science. At this event you will get to see the advance trailer, clips from the film, and participate in a conversation with the film's Directors/Producers, Monica Ross and Clayton Brown. This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is REQUIRED for entry. You must register at 137dinosaurs.eventbrite.com. Creationists believe in dinosaurs and that they were created by God 6,000 years ago and lived among humans. But in recent years, believing has not been enough for creationists. Determined to prove that the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, they began building museums based on creation science. Their goal is to debunk evolution and to do that they started to think big. Creationists have built a $100 million, 510-foot Noah’s Ark in rural Kentucky with the express purpose of debunking evolution. Shot over the course of three years, "We Believe In Dinosaurs" follows the building of the Ark from blueprints to opening day and tells the story of the unsettling and uniquely American conflict between science and religion.

December 19th, 7:54 am  ·  

Also of interest! James Hamblin does videos for the Atlantic on topics including probiotics, vitamin D overdose, your microbiome, whether or not to shower, "natural" peanut butter, and more. ... See MoreSee Less

If Your Body Could Talk A - talk with James Hamblin, MD

January 18, 2017, 6:00pm - January 18, 2017, 7:30pm

ISC and MATTER are partnering to bring the funny and informative James Hamblin to Chicago on January 18, 2017 to answer your questions about human bodies. In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called “If Our Bodies Could Talk.” With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away—and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. In his new book, he covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: • Can I “boost” my immune system? • Does caffeine make me live longer? • Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? • How much sleep do I actually need? • Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? • Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don’t really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses. Copies of If Our Bodies Could Talk will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of Seminary Co-Op Bookstore. Check out James' videos here on topics including: probiotics, vitamin D overdose, your microbiome, whether or not to shower, "natural" peanut butter, and more.

January 2nd, 8:45 pm  ·  

This could be interesting! ... See MoreSee Less

Ethics in Medicine and Science

January 12, 2017, 6:00pm - January 12, 2017, 8:00pm

Join medical experts from the University of Chicago on Jan. 12 for a discussion of the ethical dilemmas faced by doctors and researchers. Peter Angelos, MD, University of Chicago Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of the Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and Nicholas Hatsopoulos, PhD, University of Chicago Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, will discuss contemporary ethical dilemmas in practice and in schools. Angelos, president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, is a recognized expert in medical ethics, has written widely on ethical issues in surgical practice and how to best teach medical ethics to surgical residents. Hatsopoulos, whose research focuses on the neural basis of motor control and learning, is the co-founder of Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, which develops products using neural prosthesis technology to assist people with severe motor disabilities. The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for the general public, $10 for NHM members, and $5 for students. This program is made possible by a generous donation from Panton Eye Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call or 312-655-1234 or visit www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org.

January 1st, 6:29 pm  ·  

The First Amendment Defense Act is another discrimination bill that is making discrimination the norm...again. Here's what that means for all of us. The last Fork Full of Noodles of 2016. (If you think this is important please watch, share & like the page) ... See MoreSee Less

What The 'First Amendment Defense Act' Really Means! The First Amendment Defense Act, or FADA, is another discrimination that reduces the accountability on hate based actions. But it has consequences for all of us! (if you think this is important, please share) Written by Krish Mohan (ramannoodlescomedy.com/) Music by Max Somerville Subscribe: eepurl.com/oOJ45 Show Dates: ramannoodlescomedy.com/shows/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/KrishMohanHaha Bandcamp: ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/ Podcast: tabootabletalk.libsyn.com/podcast FFON Podcast: ffonpod.podomatic.com Gumroad: gumroad.com/krishmohanhaha Download my new album "How Not To Fit In": ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/album/how-not-to-fit-in

December 30th, 9:39 am  ·  

Kevin Olsta shared Late Night with Seth Meyers's Skeptic on a Stick Holiday Toy Commercial to the group: Chicago Skeptics. ... See MoreSee Less

Forget Elf on the Shelf. Introducing Skeptic on a Stick, the secular alternative.

December 26th, 12:23 pm  ·