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The Jimmy Dore Show June 23, 2011

The Jimmy Dore Show June 23,2011

This week:

With Frank Conniff, Mike MacRea, Robert Yasumura, Steve Rosenfield.

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A fine, fine podcast (to be fair, David Feldman’s podcast is out of this world), and you all make agreeable, logical sense – except for when Conniff and Gilmartin go off into “higher power” faith nonsense that places them in that beauty contestant category of glorious ignoramus that we’ll be celebrating on our next Fourth. What are they both talking about that places them in any way above the comely, starved lasses?
Higher, lower, faith, spirituality -if there is no “evidence” for what you are talking about, what makes you think there is the slightest bit of truth to what you say?

Hey Martin,

They are all sober and a belief in a higher power is necessary for the AA program.

What places them above the “comely, starved lasses”, is that they don’t deny science. Plus they have real talent.

Okay, Jimmy, I get it – both are incredibly talented comics, just I wasn’t getting where that “faith” stuff was coming from. Better that weird stuff, I guess, than death or despair through the terrible drug of alcohol.
Somehow, I am going to try to erase the intense memory of listening to those college graduates (!) from all across the 50 fruited plains talk about evolution in a way that suggest Michelle Bachman as our next president, but it will be banging around my head for a good, long time.
Again, congratulations on such an important show.

There really wasn’t a single one that said, “Of course it should be taught- that’s science?” Talk about reverse PC…
About faith: I hold very strong beliefs about spirituality although I don’t necessarily hold that there is a higher power separate from us but rather that we are eternally conjoined with this invisible power of creation and that faith is not a blind belief in a magical power but rather is based on our experience as informing us how this power functions. That is so-called blind faith is like thinking that you can literally walk blindfolded across a busy intersection because you believe Jeebus will protect you. True faith is knowing that if you press the button, wait for the “Walk” sign, check for jerks turning right without looking and carefully cross the street, you will most likely make it to the other side. Obviously, that type of faith is perfectly in line with the idea of evolution, and takes nothing away from believing that life is an incredibly beautiful and miraculous adventure to be cherished…In short: Read more Rumi!

Cheers!

love ALL your podcasts. yes we know you are workin your ass off Jimmy et al and we appreciate it. Keep it up and when you get back from vacation — wont you plllleeeaaase come back to Portland OR? we’ll paint the walls your fav color, tune the lights, pack the house, feed you and Stef the best late night cart food ever, and and and and get your asses back up here already!

Hey Nico,

We are working on Portland, will let you know!

And I agree Marty, we should all read more Rumi!

I appreciate the opinions of Frank Conniff and Paul Gilmartin on the subject of spirituality, and I also believe that logical thought and science don’t exclude the possibility of the existence of a god or higher power. God by definition can’t be proven or disproven. That’s why belief in god is a personal choice of faith. I realize I sound like I’m making a “christian” argument, but I do not subscribe to the beliefs of christianity, and I’m very opposed to the work of the church. Obviously, the most powerful organized religions have an extremely flawed idea of god and a history of putting this belief into a practice that is harmful to humanity. But I think it’s misguided to place the veractiy of the existence of a god on the words or actions of the morons in the church. Of course they’re wrong. But a person can still exercise reason and logic, and choose to believe in something more powerful than us. I think the same applies to a belief in alien life. There may be no concrete evidence, but ultimately we don’t actually know because the universe is bigger than our reach.

I forgot to say that I love the show–thank you!

Glad to know that some other people are not happy with David Gregory’s TV journalism. Stopped watching the show some time ago and the strange spasm I had in my middle digit when away also.

The controversy about evolution should be taught, but it should be taught in a philosophy of science course in college, not a science class in high school.

RE: Beauty pageant contestants’ comments on faith and evolution …

I always laugh hysterically when I hear pieces like this … but then I also can’t help but ask why we never hear these sorts of collections of interviews taken with, say, male college athletes.

It seems to me that a subtext of sexism is inherent in compilations of this sort. Do we honestly think ONLY beauty pageant contestants are this fracking clueless? No … I’m afraid that ignorance in America is far more pervasive than that.

Christopher, the compilation was put together by the Miss USA pageant, not me. They Put this video together in order to get publicity, we’re just making fun of it.

Would jump at the chance to make fun of males athletes too, next time a bunch of them do a video denying science I am all over it!