Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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…and I shall Salt the Earth as I Leave.

Note: NOT FOR BROADCAST.  Contains swear words in final 1/3 of show.   Radio safe versions will be sent.

Sam, Josh, Becky, and a special guest explore the artifice and dogma of academia.  They also ponder what kind of god orders you to bogart a mansion for your wedding.


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This is both the last episode at the Waveform Orchard studio, and the last episode before Sam goes in for brain surgery.


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I think the main reason to not take away the award, is that Richard Dawkins in 1996 and Richard Dawkins in 2021 are not necessarily the same person. People change, for the better but also worse. If Dawkins in 1996 was deserving based on his work and the contenders at the time, then that’s what the award is for, and it doesn’t matter that he moved away from being someone who was worth awarding. There would be more reason to take the award away if you could show that there has been a historic problem with either Dawkins or the… Read more »

Amber S K

“Just shutup” is a message I can get behind. Listen, learn, adjust, adapt.

Leandro Lefa

I share your feelings, Sam. Maybe you’re a little triggered, but I agree with you on it all. We, people who care about others, try not to let it all out, but it’s hard sometimes. And I think it’s OK. We can’t put other people as a priority. Not all the time. Now Dawkins is pretty intelligent, but not intelligent enough. Society is shaped in such a way that makes it specially tough on people like you, Sam: super intelligent, sensitive, who want a fair and just world for everyone. I’m glad you got Becky there with you. And, like… Read more »

Revone R Bauwens

My first Ask an Atheist. Wow. Sam Mulvey sounds like a spoiled and bitter narcissist. Especially all after 1:08:30. Throwing shade on Dawkins, deserved or not, for not “shutting up”? Telling academia to “go to hell” – what hell?? Sam thinks the Atheist community is making a mockery of themselves – this broadcast is part of the problem. Go out that Atheist door that you are looking for. Start AAaAaA: Ask an Angry and Arrogant Atheist.

Sam Mulvey

If this is your first Ask an Atheist, I suspect you’re getting precisely what you wanted when you clicked play. I hope your engineered offendedness was worth the effort.

Meanwhile, I’ve already spent a decade being told that I’m arrogant because I don’t like someone’s Golden Boy. I suspect the statistical increase by adding one additional Golden Boy will be negligible.

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