Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Alien Abductions

This week the Ask an Atheist crew take on one of the classics of skepticism- UFOs! Specifically, what’s the deal with crop circles, alien abduction, government coverups and more!

About the Author: Sam Mulvey

Sam Mulvey is a producer and the technical brain behind Ask an Atheist. He is a collector of vinegar varieties, vintage computers, antique radios, and propaganda.

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John Spinosa

What completely ruined even the most rigorous and skeptical of those ghost shows for me was a comment by an ex-housemate. He said that if any show EVER actually found legitimate, repeatable, and incontrovertible proof of the existence of ghosts, spirits, or an after-life of some kind, then there’s no way that information would survive the 3-6 months of production time and 3-6 months of scheduling time. It would be out in the news as soon as it was confirmed. By the time you’re watching them, the only thing any of those shows can say is: Maybe, I don’t know,… Read more »


I find that the Bigfoot hunt shows (no matter if I beleive in them or not), the alien shows, the ghost shows, etc.. are all a waste of time for the same reason as stated above. Any concrete documentation or evidence would be flashed to the news. It is a waste of time to watch except for pure entertainment. This is similar to shows that hint at a big fight or assault; if the head guy from “Pawn Stars” was beaten, it would make the local news. Those, “teasers” are just that.

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