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Comedian Evan Sayet on the Failure of the Atheist Origin Myth

Episode
1910
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Andrew McDiarmid
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Evan Sayet
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00:40:52
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On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid welcomes comedian and author Evan Sayet to the podcast to discuss the failure of the atheist origin myth, his journey from liberalism to conservatism, and the role of humor in the scientific debate. His latest book, Magic Soup, Typing Monkeys, and Horny Aliens From Outer Space, takes a cuttingly humorous approach to dismantling the origin myths promoted by atheists to explain away the evidence for design in life and the universe. Philosopher of science Dr. Stephen Meyer calls Sayet’s book “a rambunctious romp…With his trademark humor, Sayet exposes the absurdities of the materialist superstition of our age.”

In between jokes and humorous anecdotes, Sayet also discusses the concept of settled science and how materialists use it to shut down debate and discussion about evolutionary origin stories. “Truth is not a popularity contest,” says Sayet. “It doesn’t matter how many people subscribe to something, it matters what’s true and what’s not true.” He references bestselling novelist and Doctor of Medicine Michael Crichton, who called the claim of consensus “the first refuge of scoundrels.”

In this wide-ranging chat, McDiarmid and Sayet also discuss the cultural impact of atheism, the deceptive nature of militant atheism, and how humor can help to expose atheism’s flaws: “Stuff happens is not a scientific argument…and so I thought it was more important to expose the foolishness of atheism than to debate its finer points.”

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