Science as Truth: 10″. Why it’s global, testable, consistent, logical, and only verifiable evidence survives.
Scientific Method: Science writer Peter Hadfield #10. 9″. How science really works.
Scientific Method: Discovering Religion #5. 8″. Scientific “theory” and what it means.
Suppressing Science: Discovering Religion #15. 10″. How science has been suppressed by religion.
Science and Anomalies: Concordance. 10″. Testing observed anomalies with science, not the supernatural.
Note: The “Discovering Religion” website should not be confused with the creationist “Discovery Institute”.
Evolution: The science of how all life evolved on Earth.
Evolution 1: Psychologist, QualiaSoup. 11″. A solid overview of evolution — well written and presented.
Evolution 2: Science writer Peter hadfield #6. 8.30″. “Natural Selection”. How lifeforms evolve.
Evolution 3: Science writer Peter hadfield #7. 7″. “Theory” of Evolution, “scientific” explanation, not an “idea”
Evolution 4: Chris Schneider, Biologist. 7″. Overview and examples of ‘natural selection’.
Evolution 5: BBC “Missing Link” 43″. Discovering the transitional form from fish to land animal.
Evolution 6: Science writer Peter Hadfield #3. 10″. “The Origins of Life”.
Evolution 7: Discovering Religion. 10″. Why evolution is fact, and not God made.
Human Evolution: Scientific evidence of HE, with other primates, over 7 millions years.
Human Evolution 1: Smithsonian Museum: short 4″ overview, HE over 2 million years.
Human Evolution 2: Dr Donald Johanson 9″. “Evolution — becoming Human”.
Human Evolution 3: The Fossil Record — full table of HE. Timeline, images, discovery details.
Human Evolution 4: BestOfScience. 7″. Fusion of chromosome #2, evidence of HE from primates.
Human Evolution 5: BBC Doco 49″. Discovery of “flat-faced man”. Now at least TWO bipedal lines.
Human Evolution 6: Science writer Peter Hadfield #8. 10″. Primates (re chromosome #2) to H sapiens.
Human Evolution 7: Science writer Peter Hadfield #9. 9″. Our DNA links back to early African H sapiens.
Human Evolution 8: UKTV History 46″. HE, the development of speech, the key to modern humans.
Human Evolution 9: BBC “Origins of Us” 59″. Dr Alice Roberts. Compares early hominids to H sapiens.
Human Evolution 10: Dr Richard Leaky and Dr Donald Johanson. In depth 1′ 28″ on “Why HE Matters”.
Religion — Generally: Why religion in the 21st century needs to be challenged
Are Christians Delusional?: Dr Richard Carrier. 45″. Carrier is a philosopher and historian — a brilliant presentation which deconstructs the entire Christian argument. It’s based on his book “The Christian Delusion“, with various other experts researching every aspect of Christianity. Skip first 4” — not related to his talk.
Religion is Man Made: Christopher Hitchens. 3″. God ignores humans for 150,000 years for manifesting.
The Lack of Belief in Gods: 10″. Analysis of some basic questions about “belief”. QualiaSoup.
The Burden of Proof : 11″. Why people of faith must take responsibility. QualiaSoup.
Free Will: 16″. Discovering Religion #21; how religion subverts freedom and free will, and creates fear.
“Religulous“: 1′ 40” Challenging the central questions of religion with humour; US comedian Bill Maher.
Religion — the Bad Parent: TheraminTrees. 10″. The ‘proselytise’ on a train. What parents teach kids.
The Faith Cake: 8″. Analysis of the differences in ‘belief’ of religion and science. QualiaSoup.
Dragon in my Garage: C0c0rdance science. 4″. The Carl Sagan’s argument against the existence of God.
Putting Faith in its Place: 10″. Overview of how religion is communicated to an unsuspecting public.
Why we Believe in God(s): 1′ 48″. Forensic psychiatrist Dr Andy Thomson profiles is analysis of religion.
Zeitgeist Movie: Peter Joseph’s film. Only part 1 is relevant to religion, starting from the 13″ mark.
Creationism + ID + IC: Problems with Religious Fundamentalism
Creationist Beliefs: Discovering Religion #2. 10″. Why they belief, and how they deny science.
Creationist Myths: Discovering Religion #4. 2 x 8″. How they get it wrong. Young Earth, Noah, galaxies.
Creationist Denials: Science writer Peter Hadfield. 6″. Why scientific evidence is “consistent”.
Teaching Children Creationism is Child Abuse: 3″. Dr Lawrence Krauss; cosmologist, physicist.
Top Creationist myths debunked: 8″. Some of the amusing arguments creationists still use.
Creationism debunked: Science writer Peter Hadfield #11. 9″. Popular creationist myths exposed.
The Collapse of Intelligent Design: A 1-hour presentation by Dr Kenneth Miller.
Reason and Creationism: A 37″ presentation by Dr Eugenie Scott.
Inside Creationism’s Trojan Horse: 67″. Dr Barbara Forrest explains the Dove High School trial.
Morality + Atheist Ethics: Debunking centuries of myth.
Science can answer moral questions: Sam Harris author, philosopher, neuroscientist, CEO of Project Reason
Biblical Morality: Discovering Religion #18. 12″. Examines the flaws of Christian morality and the bible.
Morality 1: Good without God: 13″. Easy to follow explanations — and entertaining.
Morality 2: Not-so-good Book: 14″. Focusing on the bible.
Morality 3: Objectivity: 17″. More good points of interest.
Secular Morality: Discovering Religion #20. 29″. Examines secular vs Christian morality.
Moral Abuses: Discovering Religion #22. 2 parts”: 16″+ 9. Christianity and the abuse of moral codes.
Former Christians: Personal experiences from religion to atheism.
Former Christians 1: Seth Andrews a former evangelical. 37″. Now runs the website TheThinkingAtheist
There are No Gods 1/3: 7″. A personal journey from Christian to secular humanist and atheist.
There are No Gods 2/3: 13″. As above.
There are No Gods 3/3: 18″. As above.
The Universe and Earth
A Brief History of Everything: Neil deGrasse Tyson. 8″ snapshot of Big Bang to now. Great detail.
The Universe from Nothing: Dr Lawrence Krauss. 62″. Brilliant presentation, highly informative.
History of the Universe — part 1: Science writer Peter Hadfield #1. 9″. Excellent overview.
History of the Universe — part 2: Science writer Peter Hadfield #2. 9″. ditto.
The Story of the Earth: Science writer Peter Hadfield #4. 8″. Sedimentary layers and continental drift.
The Age of Earth: Science writer Peter Hadfield #5. 10″. Dating methods, dendrochronology, radiometric dating.
Vestigial Organs: ‘natural’ quirks of evolution. If God made Man, it’s ‘bad design’ . . .!
Bad Design 1: Richard Dawkins. 4″. Evidence of bad design. The laryngeal nerve of a giraffe. Actual dissection.
Bad Design 2: Discovering Religion. 2 x 9″. Mistakes in evolution over millions of years. Man is not God-made.
Secularism: The Separation of Church and State
Church and State: Public Forum 2.4.13: Sean Faircloth, AG Grayling, Fr Frank Brennan, Pru Goward.
Video Channels and other websites
QualiaSoup video channel: psychologist and science writer, UK secular humanist. Potholder54 video channel: Science writer Peter Hadfield. Well researched and presented.
The Thinking Atheist on youtube: A range of video by Seth Andrews, known as The Thinking Atheist
The Thinking Atheist the website: A well produced series of articles on religion / atheist topics.
Concordance video channel: A biologist who produces many interesting science videos. Browse.
TheraminTrees video channel: Well researched and presented videos on secular humanism
Discovering Religion: Well argued atheist view of the universe, evolution, morality. 24 x 10″ videos.
Christopher Hitchens video channel: The incomparable Hitch. Many good videos.
The Atheist Experience: Website and backlog of all their TV programs out of Austin, Tx.
National Centre for Science Education: Many good video presentations of re religion.
Website Library: Referencing over 1,000 videos on Creationism, Religion and atheism.