Rational Horizon 06 – The “T” in LGBT – Transgender & Transsexual issues. Justice for All!

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In this edition of Rational Horizon, Mark Boyd interviews Jess and Jordan Fitzpatrick, and their friend Rain Chamberlain about issues important to the Transgender and Transsexual community.Jess and Jordan are speakers at this year’s 9th Annual Heretic’s Barbecue.  You can find their printed biography on the event web page.In this episode of Rational Horizon, Jess,…

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Rational Horizon 05 – Sean and Mark talk about being at the Reason Rally and SkeptiCal conference

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Mark and Sean talk about their experiences at the Reason Rally and the SkeptiCal Conference. Special musical appearance by singer bassist Joey Fabian.

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Rational Horizon 04 – Formal arguments, logical fallacies, inductive vs deductive reasoning

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Announcements – 2nd Annual Heretic’s Barbecue is advertised, Rational Horizon is on iTunes.  Atheist & Skeptic podcasts. We discuss formal arguments.  In logic and philosophy an argument is more than just an angry exchange of opposing viewpoints.  Instead, it is a more formal method of using language as a way to persuade someone that a…

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Rational Horizon 03 – Kathy Griffin! Also, is religious experience evidence of God?

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Kathy Griffin was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program for her show, “My Life on the D-List”. This show is an autobiographical comedy of Griffin’s life as a stand-up comedienne and television bit player. During Griffin’s acceptance speech at the September 2007 Emmy awards show, Griffin said, “A lot of people come up here…

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Rational Horizon 02 – The problem with homeopathy. Also, pattern matching and pareidolia.

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Mark Boyd discusses a very brief visit to a disappointing homeopathic clinic in Fresno California. Apparently a homeopathic clinic also doubles as a real estate sales office!   Also, images of the Virgin Mary and of Jesus have been identified as appearing on the sides of buildings and other various places. We discuss the image…

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Rational Horizon 01 – A discussion of claims made by Richard Gage about a 9/11 conspiracy

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This episode took a skeptical look at claims made by Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. We deconstruct his interview on Great Day, a morning television show in the Central Valley, and discuss his evidence for a 9/11 conspiracy.   Richard Gage is a San Francisco architect who founded “Architects & Engineers…

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