ORly Radio Show 84 - Ben Carson’s Pyramid Scheme
Welcome to ORly Radio Show 84 for Friday November 6th, 2015 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with my usual suspect Michael Robinson and Ophelia Falls.
You can find Ophelia here: http://opheliainthedark.tumblr.com/
Michael is over here: http://fathergrigorivonklaussen.tumblr.com/
Errata: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone it in 470-222-6759 http://www.people.com/article/robin-williams-widow-susan-williams-people Susan Williams shared with PEOPLE the details of the debilitating brain disease called Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia or Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) that took hold of Williams and the couple's harrowing ordeal to fight it.
"It was not depression that killed Robin," Susan says, speaking to the public perception of what drove Williams to commit suicide. "Depression was one of let's call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one."
From LBDA.org http://www.lbda.org/category/3437/what-is-lbd.htm
RANT Segments & Headlines:
Video - http://futurism.com/videos/this-touchable-hologram-lets-you-feel-3d-shapes-in-midair/ These 3D objects are rendered using focused ultrasound and can move and rotate in real time
GOP Presidential Contestant, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been caught lying about things in his autobiography, and thinks that the pyramids were the grain storehouses of Joseph from the bible. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/ben-carson-campaign-politico-story-saying-westpoint-scholarship-is-a-lie-is-itself-a-lie/ and http://news.groopspeak.com/ben-carson-admits-he-lied-about-getting-scholarship-to-west-point/ and http://www.buzzfeed.com/natemcdermott/ben-carson-egyptian-pyramids-built-for-grain-storage-not-by#.cs3yvWzvdN
-BREAK- GSoW - PSA
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/11/breaking-obama-will-reject-keystone-xl-pipeline "The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interests of the United States. I agree with that decision," Obama said.
Bernie Sanders Introduced a bill to lift the federal ban on Marijuana removing it from the schedule 1 narcotics list. http://www.buzzfeed.com/cjciaramella/sanders-introduces-bill-to-lift-federal-ban-on-marijuana#.osee7zl7Nv
-BREAK- Fallacy https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/personal-incredulity
Because you found something difficult to understand, or are unaware of how it works, you made out like it's probably not true.
Complex subjects like biological evolution through natural selection require some amount of understanding before one is able to make an informed judgement about the subject at hand; this fallacy is usually used in place of that understanding.
Example: Kirk drew a picture of a fish and a human and with effusive disdain asked Richard if he really thought we were stupid enough to believe that a fish somehow turned into a human through just, like, random things happening over time.
Andy’s: The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion, Volume 1 The Mormons http://amzn.to/1iIZWBH
Ophelia’s: Galavant on Hulu
Michael’s: Nuka Cola!