Unbelievable Project: A Non-Believer’s Armchair Perspective on Six Years of Christian Debates

So I’ve decided to start a project which will be posted here as I go along. Essentially, it is based off of the Unbelievable podcast, which for those who don’t know is a British podcast/radio show featuring debates between Christians and non-Christians. My plan is to respond to every episode from the archive, with some small constraints. I expect this will take at least a year, possibly a bit more, but structure many of my ideas as I go through it.

The rules are quite simple for which episodes I will address, and which parts of the episodes I’ll addresss:

  1. I will listen to just the debate, not the emails or the call-ins
  2. I will only listen to atheist vs Christian debates, not Christian vs Christian debates
  3. I will only listen to Christian topics, not Islam, Hindu, Paganism, or other religious topics

These rules are set for my own personal interest, and also to play to my strengths. I am not as informed of the intricacies of Hinduism, for example. I am also not interested in hearing a discussion between Christians about the particular implications of the Trinity.


About brianblais

I am a professor of Science and Technology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, and a research professor in the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems, Brown University. My research is in computational neuroscience and statistics. I teach physics, meteorology, astonomy, theoretical neuroscience, systems dynamics, artificial intelligence and robotics. My book, "Theory of Cortical Plasticity" (World Scientific, 2004), details a theory of learning and memory in the cortex, and presents the consequences and predictions of the theory. I am an avid python enthusiast, and a Bayesian (a la E. T. Jaynes), and love music.
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One Response to Unbelievable Project: A Non-Believer’s Armchair Perspective on Six Years of Christian Debates

  1. Tim says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to read your thoughts!

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