Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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And The Horse You Rode Out On

Becky, Josh, and Dan celebrate Roy Moore’s election loss, Sam speaks with official horse correspondent Kristi for some equine analysis, we repeat 7 CDC no-no words on air, marvel at Kim Jong Un’s purported ability to control extreme weather, and laugh, for science, with Dan.

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For Science

 

Sources

1. https://www.sciencealert.com/the-evolutionary-origins-of-laughter-are-rooted-more-in-survival-than-enjoyment

2. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/421480/the-evolutionary-origin-of-laughter/

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2889984/

4. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/evolution-laughter.html

5. Bryant, G. A., & Aktipis, C. A. (2014). The animal nature of spontaneous human laughter. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35(4), 327-335.

6. Bryant, G. A., Fessler, D. M., Fusaroli, R., Clint, E., Aarøe, L., Apicella, C. L., … & De Smet, D. (2016). Detecting affiliation in colaughter across 24 societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(17), 4682-4687.

7. Ross, M. D., Owren, M. J., & Zimmermann, E. (2009). Reconstructing the evolution of laughter in great apes and humans. Current Biology, 19(13), 1106-1111.

8. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/evolution-laughter.html or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNhPg6LqW34

9. Panksepp, J. (2007). Neuroevolutionary sources of laughter and social joy: Modeling primal human laughter in laboratory rats. Behavioural brain research, 182(2), 231-244.

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Alan Culley
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All Hail. Finally! The age has arrived to let the world know the truth of the true, and wonderfulness of the season that will be known as CRYSTAL MOUSE. For it will be known that.on the 25th of Decided eleventeen humbled, and near turned skeptic that……..From the skirting board of room one hundred, and one on the east side of the Holeyday Inn, Bethnal green, didst shiningly appear the great, and all brightly. CRYSTAL MOUSE. AND SO LET IT BEGIN All the guests that were gathered there at the Inn were heard to proclaim. “How shall thou be known unto… Read more »
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