Radio reminder

NEEERRRRRRRDDDS! They're turning over the radio show to seriously geeky humanists: Scott Lohman, Minnesota's King Trek Fan, will be interviewed on Atheists Talk radio on Sunday, at 9am Central time (keep in mind that tonight is the night we jigger our clocks forward an hour, just to make everything a little more confusing).

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keep in mind that tonight is the night we jigger our clocks forward an hour, just to make everything a little more confusing

Paging SC,OM !

SC,OM to the time conversion rescue !

Neal Tyson is on coast to coast radio right now

Dang it. If I'm up late enough to see these reminders before I retire, it's too late for me to wake up in time to catch the show.

So that's UT =....alright, forget it. I need a brief rest. Later.

By baryogenesis (not verified) on 07 Mar 2009 #permalink

Perhaps we should hold Sol hostage and not let it rise above Morris until Pee Zed starts to use UTC? ;-)
No, maybe not, that's too cruel to the non-tentacled people in Morris.

Anyways, it's 14h00 UTC:

$ date --utc --date='9am CDT'
Sun Mar 8 14:00:00 UTC 2009

Another three weeks foe us this side of the pond PZ. Still, at least we will be able to get it an hour earlier for the next three Sundays.

By John Phillips, FCD (not verified) on 08 Mar 2009 #permalink

Yeah, when they mentioned the topic at the end of last week's show, my first thought was "Geekfest!" (and I mean that lovingly), but my next was "Huh - sounds interesting," since they said it would be about humanist themes in Star Trek.

For times:

[I have no idea whether that site's been updated for DST, so it may be wrong.]

One MN zip code:


For anyone who misses the live broadcast, they also put up the podcast later in the day (and usually post the link here).

Speaking of nerds, so it's not that off-topic,
I found two Firefox add-ons that should help
fellow pharyngulites.

1. ScribeFire:
A blogging client that let's you add entries to
your blog as you roam the web. Easy set up.

2. BBComposer: Which is what I used here to
handle the link I put in.

Hope these are helpful.

Alan, not only are those two comments a good anti-recommendation for that particular Firefox addon (or at least for your ability to use either it or Preview), I think you've also got the wrong thread. ;-)

Go get some sleep… or coffee… depends on which hemidisc you're in.

That would be BBComposer, not BBCode, which I just dumped. I now demonstrate BBCodeExtra. Which doth seem to be handier and less fussy than the inferior beast.

(At least I post different things when I multi-post comments. :) )

Hey, It won't just be me, I'll be talking to Bob Price. So it will be the nerd and the Biblical Scholar talk about humanism and Star Trek.

Yes, Robert M. Price, who wrote the "Paperback Apocalypse (he read Left Behind so You Don't Have To" will be co-geeking on the show today.

Also, for Star Trek fans who have never been to a Minnesota Atheists Monthly Meeting, Scott will be moderating a discussion at our monthly members meeting in March at the Southdale Library in Edina.

Look to for details.

Trust nerds will go to Scott's presentation on the Humanism of Star Trek on March 15 at 2 p.m. at Southdale Public Library in Edina.

Bring your Tribbles.

Hi I'm spamming for science.



I just sent this letter to the White House:

Dear President Obama,

Please consider Steven Novella MD, a neurologist on faculty at Yale University, for the position of US Surgeon General.

You may find out more about Dr. Novella at his web site, Neurologica (

Although I've never met Dr. Novella and have no direct relationship with him, I know him from his regular podcast, the Skeptics Guide to the Universe, which you may download from this site:

Dr. Novella's communication skills are excellent. He's particularly good at maintaining emotional objectivity while weighing the evidence concerning controversial issues.

Thank you for your time,

Whee! They tooks my question…

listening from france on teh intertubes... good stuff!
earlier you commented some of the extrapolated science in Star Trek is better than the make-up shite in, e.g., ID, how about the other way around? are they any cases where the theology in Star Trek is better than the exceptionally flawed shite of, e.g., ID?

Of course, there was some on-the-fly editing as it was read out… <evil grin>

The answer was some examples (not all of which I'm familar with) where various culture's mythologies were used to advance Good Things™ and/or discourage evil. Yeah, that seems reasonable. Thanks!

tonight is the night we jigger our clocks forward an hour

I really like DST.

Without it, the sky would be lightening between 3:15 and 3:45 am here in the desert southwest. Full on daylight by 4:15 am. I used to work 2nd shift and later so I've seen sunrises here with my own little eyes.

Daylight at 4:15 am would suck.

Alan Kellogg @#12:

I think you'll find BBCodeXtra reliable and easy to use. I wish more commenters here used it, especially when quoting others.

I woke up this morning at 10:00, the time that the radio show starts here. I had a choice - the show or coffee. Guess which won. It really wasn't much of a dilemma, given that you can catch the show afterwards via podcast from the MN Atheists website (once it's posted).

Terilynn's Trek is happy to see the links provided for this podcast - and I am stoked about listening to it. I also have to say thanks for the links to the list of Trek fanfiction! I've been running a little low and was looking for additional inspiration! Some fanfic may be crap but a lot of it carries on the humanist ideals that Paramount seems to be spitting upon...we shall see!

Thanx for sharing bbcomposer Alan, it's just what i need !

I listened, but am not fluidly conversant in all the myriad spinoff and sequels, which made it less enjoyable than it otherwise might have been.

Even with the previous caveat, it was well worth the time. Beats watching the Sunday morning political asshats on TV.