"Tens of millions of Americans, who neither know nor understand the actual arguments for or even against evolution, march in the army of the night with their Bibles held high. And they are a strong and frightening force, impervious to, and immunized against, the feeble lance of mere reason."-Isaac Asimov
It’s funny sometimes how quickly things can change. I recorded this show this afternoon with plans to go out later in the evening. I got behind schedule, became subject to an impromptu dog-sitting, had to scrap my plans and found out that John McCain had all but canceled the RNC activites for Monday…all in the course of about 3 hours.
Take this episode as you will. Being as my RNC plans have changed (see above link) since recording it earlier this afternoon it’s only about 2/3 relevant. I’m leaving it as is and providing all links as usual. The police and FBI round-up of protesters and self declared anarchists has been swift and frightening over the past 48 hours and I’ve provided a bit of info and local links on that situation.
I’ll be doing a few 10-15 minute shows this week as well. No politics, I promise!
No, this post has nothing to do with Kari Byron but it’s my blog and I call the teaser picture shots. She does, however, have some pretty cool artwork if you want to check that out.
This is far less interesting than our favorite Mythbuster but I’ve made yet another small revelation with my audio software! While cutting snips out of shows for the Feeble Lancets page I came across some filtery-type things I’d missed before. Software issues aside my biggest battle has been with my mic and the amount of subtle sounds it picks up as I speak. The first episode was plagued by them but I’ve found a way to clean that up without tedious cutting and shifting so take THAT budget hardware!
I’ve uploaded three ‘remastered’ clips from episode 1.01 and I’ll be applying that same clean-up to all things going forward. Ep 1.01 and 1.02 in their entirety will be reworked to replace the older, inferior versions that reside here now. I’m not saying you should go back and listen to them again once that happens (unless you really, really want) but I think it’ll be nice for the new folks. Clips from 1.02 and 1.03 will be available soon.
Massive e-props to IsThatLatin for shamelessly plugging the site and my Cafe Press shop…again (I swear she’s not being payed). If you enjoy intelligent and thoughtful commentary or passionate musings by atheist ladies check out her blog: Wrong In Their Mind Tanks.
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I finally have a firm grasp on my audio software! The overall quality should be quite a bit higher then the past shows. As best I can tell the last technical aspect I need to cover is a higher quality mic, which will happen, as soon as funds allow.
48min, 10 sec (roughly 39mb)
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– Brief rant about the media, the universe didn’t explode!, go waterboarding at Coney Island, Utah (of all places) has their head on straight when it comes to religion in classrooms, Doomsday, why so serious?! and Ray “Atheist Central” Comfort
Please feel free to post comments! Posts are moderated for spam and copy-pasted rants. I’m aware of a few technical flubs that will be corrected and improved upon as I go forward. This is my first ‘cast so I’m still learning a bit, bare with me 🙂