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Kresta in the Afternoon – August 16, 2022 – Hour 2

We look at the Rationality of belief with Kelly James Clark and Zac Kreigman shares what happened when he criticized the Black Lives Matter organization.

I Criticized BLM. Then I Was Fired

Zac Kriegman spent six years working in Data science at Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s largest news organizations. His job was to study numbers and stats and figure out what they really meant. When he turned his focus to race and police brutality, he came across a shocking realization – the data was being used incorrectly in our national conversation, with disastrous effects. But when he tried to share his findings, he was chastised by management and eventually fired. He shares his story.

Zac Kriegman is a writer, economist, machine learning scientist and lawyer.  Find his blog at

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I Criticized BLM. Then I Was Fired.

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Is Belief in God Rational? 

Does cognitive science show that religious belief is irrational?  Do our genes determine who we are and what we believe? We talk with Dr. Kelly James Clark, who brings together science and philosophy to answer some of humanity’s most pressing questions.

Kelly James Clark is the author of God and the Brain: The Rationality of Belief and senior research fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University. His many other books include Written to Be Heard, Return to Reason, and When Faith Is Not Enough.

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