I met Shaun through his younger brother Dylan Maxwell, whom I interviewed in 2016. Shaun is an affable family man. He earned both his Masters degree and his Ph.D in Philosophy, with an emphasis on the nature of consciousness. He is currently writing a book on the Freedom of the Will.
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I met Mitch on Facebook where I was drawn to his sharp and abrasive communication style. He was raised in a secular Jewish home, and considers himself agnostic. I like to think of Mitch as a cute kitten with sharp little claws.
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I met Judah through friends at a BBQ in the park this summer. He was raised Jewish, but never believed in God. He studied philosophy and creative writing and is a devoted father of twins. I enjoyed getting to know him a little better.
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Uzi reached out to do Part 2 after listening to Part 1. He was uncomfortable with his strong language and other aspects of his first interview, and has grown from the experience. This is what it’s all about. Thank you Uzi.
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Diabolically Informative put out a video on his YouTube channel defending some aspects of Morgue’s Hyperianism, which has some Pythagorean roots. He is the first idealist I have interviewed, but not the last, I hope. I enjoyed hearing his perspective.
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I met Uzi on Facebook. I could tell that he was a firecracker with a lot to say about religion and life in general. He did not disappoint. A warm, generous, loving man with a lot of energy and a tough practical ethics. It was a lot of fun meeting him.
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Lucy is 17 years old. She is a hard determinist, which is one of the most rationally self-consistent forms of atheism. I really enjoyed our intense debate about the logical necessity of the uncaused first cause.
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I was a call-in guest on the Atheist Experience. I spoke with Matt Dillahunty about the Principle of Sufficient Reason. He ended the call abruptly. I’m 100% certain that there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for his behavior.
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I met Chris Dyer at a potluck back in the 1990s. We clicked because we had both been initiated into the same Sikh meditation cult: “Science of the Soul Incorporated.” Chris is a talented, devoted, and successful artist, and a kind soul.
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Anthony is a good friend. We discuss religion and philosophy all the time, so this is nothing new. I appreciate that even though he doesn’t agree with me on everything, he listens to me–and defends my controversial faith when he can.
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