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The Religion of Science? – Part 2
Randy, Glenn, John, Lindsay, and Matt conclude their discussion of Rupert Sheldrake’s 2012 “Banned Ted Talk” about the 10 dogmas of a Scientific Materialist Worldview.
The Religion of Science? – Part 1
What does it mean to be open-minded vs. closed-minded? We experienced some kind of “open vs. closed” clash of ideologies when we challenged and deconstructed the dogmas of Mormonism, right? So what do we do with that now? And what about the accusations that some of us simply substituted the cultural dogmas of Mormonism for the cultural dogmas of Science?
Listen in as Randy totally keeps his cool (eh hem…) while joining Glenn, John, Lindsay, and Matt in a discussion of Rupert Sheldrake’s 2012 “Banned Ted Talk” about the 10 dogmas of a Scientific Materialist Worldview. And don’t miss the special easter egg parody about the press conference announcing the new LDS Prophet at the end.
Sapiens: More Fiction about Fictions – Part 2
Could a scientific mythology could bring balance to the force and peace & harmony to the galaxy? Listen in to Part 2 of this panel discussion of the book Sapiens with some responses to listener comments about “fiction” and “myth.”
A source about the common characteristics of mythology:
Sapiens: The Fiction about Fictions – Part 1
Glenn shares a piece of the previously unpublished Sapiens discussion with Heather, Jake, Randy, John Dehlin, and Andrew Evans to talk about the question of fiction. What is a fiction? What is a myth? How does the Mormon “War in Heaven” story function in Mormon culture? How does the “Big Bang” story function in secular culture? Are they both fictions? Are they both myths? Listen in as the Infants discuss, and then weigh in yourself on the debate by filling out the following brief survey:
Infants on Louis C.K., Sexual Misconduct, and Moral Panic
Bob is joined by Glenn, Tom, Matt, Randy, and friend-of-the-show Lindsay Hansen Park to discuss comedian Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct in the context of “the reckoning,” the post Harvey Weinstein moment. See below for a couple of resources mentioned in the episode.
When Does a Watershed Become a Sex Panic?
How We Can End Sexual Harassment at Work
Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale 2.0
Bob is joined by Heather, Tom, John, Randy, Glenn, and lots of audience participation for the grand reveal of Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale 2.0 at the Sunstone Symposium held on July 29, 2017. He attempts to revisit and refine the approach to measuring and quantifying the end-to-end Mormon experience. You can take the new test and get your own Mormon cred score here:
You can also listen to the original discussion (from three years ago) that sparked the creation of the cred scale here:
Infants on Rick and Morty – Episode 1
Randy, Jake, Heather, and John discuss the mind-blowingly intelligentertainmentism that is Rick and Morty. And honest, that is totally a real-ish-tic word.
Froback Friday: How to Marry a Mormon
What happens when you mix “The Singles Ward” with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding?” The Infants read Glenn’s old screenplay “How to Marry a Mormon.”
Glenn tells the amazing story of a nameless man he met at Sunstone, briefly teases a new feature called “Ask Hard-ass Jesus,” and shares the audio from our Sunstone panel discussion “Infants on Post-Mormon Values” with Randy, Tom, John, Heather, Bob and Glenn. Enjoy.
Andrew’s Court of Love
Heather leads Randy and Jake through a spectacular interview with National Geographic travel writer Andrew Evans. Andrew is a former Mormon who was excommunicated for his sexuality. He tells that story in his new book “The Black Penguin.” Heather, Randy, Jake, and Andrew take turns dramatizing key moments from the book. This is an incredible episode of Infants on Thrones. You won’t want to miss it.
Here is a video we made of the dramatized portions of this episode: