A prediction about Wednesday night's show:
The "Coast" site describes the show as being divided into "halves" (not particular "hours") between McKay Jenkins regarding synthetic chemicals in our bodies, and Hans Christian King regarding a bunch of absolutely made-up airy-fairy-ness.Know where I'm going yet?
I predict --like Georgie, my gut tells me
-- the first "half" will clock in at 1 hour. Who needs to talk about all those chemicals with names that Georgie can't pronounce, and stuff about "parts per billion"...? That makes Georgie's brain hurt.
Gwosh, Georgie just can't wait to talk to an "intuitive medium" about "cycles of energy," "The Void," "affecting lives," "experiencing loss," and "possibilities." In other words, totally non-empirical, non-falsifiable
....Okay, maybe that first "half" will
go 2 hours if Georgie can somehow bend it into an attack on traditional medicine and science.
I'm going to tune into the Mike Heiser interview re ancient astronauts. Don't believe I've heard this guy before - hope he's decent, and although I'm adamantly non-religious, I find it interesting when someone presents an intriguing hypothesis re biblical studies.
Prepare for an onslaught of ego. First, Heiser is a true believer in the religion of the texts he studies; know that up front. But my perception from hearing this guy for 12 years or so is that he's the type of academic who was Transformed by grad school, which Heiser apparently luxuriated in for well over a decade. He now believes that he is the sole purveyor of truth; he is the Dr. Zaius --or Dr. Hawass-- of Middle-Eastern texts, the defender of the Cult of the Canon.
To make matters worse, he seems to think he --at long last, he
-- has found some deep, underlying, nefarious story in the Judeo-Christian religious history, which he has conveniently turned into at least 1 fictional novel.
Anyway, when that kind of literal stuffed shirt runs up against Noory and the usual callers ~ well, Jasmine, just listen for how oh-so-world-weary Heiser sounds as he tries to explain things to mere mortals... sighing, sounding so pained and frustrated-- and that's just him ordering coffee.
Count on the topic of Zecharia Sitchin to come up. Heiser has made a sideline business out of debunking Sitchin, which I give him some credit for. Noory loves to "quote" Sitchin, but always comes up very short, since it's quite clear he's never actually read
any of Sitchin's books, and has only memorized little conversational bullet-points like "3,600 year orbit," "mine for gold," and "genetic manipulation." Heiser will brush right past it, and Noory won't try to defend it at all.
I can (like others here) always discern when a guest doesn't think much of Georgie...
That's pretty much Heiser; he'd consider Noory (and any of us) a dolt even if only for not sharing his educational background. Otherwise, another one who just uses Noory as one of the few places he can get some exposure.
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