Episode 7: The Mystery of Everything

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Special Guest: Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer!

I'm seeing double; FOUR Phil Plaits! ->
"As for the Christian theology, can you imagine anything more appallingly idiotic than the Christian idea of heaven? What kind of deity is it that would be capable of creating angels and men to sing his praises day and night to all eternity? It is, of course, the figure of the Oriental despot, with his inane and barbaric vanity. Such a conception is an insult to God."
- Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead

Celebrant: Forgive us, Lord, for this, our dreadful toadying.
Congregation: And bare-faced flattery.
- Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
What of the baffling mysteries of the universe? Do we surmise a divine god and proceed to worship said creator? Do we stand with mouths gaping, faces contorted in dumb-founded puzzlement? Or should we do as Phil Plait does, and pursue a life of scientific inquiry, so as to breach the enigmas of the cosmos? We answer all that and more, on the 7th edition of the Reason Driven Podcast! Featuring a full-length interview with the Bad Astronomer himself, who was kind enough to join the podcast whilst attempting to absolve a plumbing leak in his house. What a trooper!

Point to Ponder: What difference could it possible make to an all-sufficient Being whether I worship him or not?

Quote to Remember:
Oh Lord, please don't burn us,
Don't grill or toast your flock,
Don't put us on the barbecue,
Or simmer us in stock,
Don't braise or bake or boil us,
Or stir-fry us in a wok
Oh please don't lightly poach us,
Or baste us with hot fat,
Don't fricassee or roast us,
Or boil us in a vat,
And please don't stick thy servants Lord,
In a Rotissomat...
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Question to Consider: How long has it been since I have meditated on the vast extent of the universe or the complexity of the subatomic world?

1 comment:

Rick Pearce said...

Great show. But, hey, hey, don't bash the Showtime Rotisserie Oven. We've had one for 5 years and it is very useful. We've cooked chickens, turkey, ribs, roast, etc... We can put a chicken in it right after work and have a very nice juicy roast chicken in less than an hour. When you work and have kids, that's invaluable. I've bought some useless kitchen gadgets in my time, but this one is a keeper.