God had a Technical Difficulty

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 -- 4:00 PM

We had a really great show on Tuesday.  Unfortunately,  due to technical difficulties,  no one will ever be able  to hear it again.   Because of a series of miscommunications, the show didn't get recorded.   We are terribly, terribly sorry about this.   We apologize to our affiliates and to those who listen to the show via the internet.   

Personally,  I was crestfallen when I heard the news, shortly after we got off air.  I  thought it was one of our liveliest shows.    Walter was really great.  We generated  scads of callers, scads of e-mails, even comments on the blog.    Too bad it won't ever be heard by listeners to our growing number of  affiliates  or by the many, many folks who listen to our show via the internet.   Once again,  we're terribly sorry about this all.

We also had  a technical difficulty with  last week's show on Kant.  It got recorded, fortunately,  but we've had a problem getting it up on the archive page.  That should be corrected soon. 

Talk about omens, though.   During our rehearsal before the show,  the door to our studio mysteriously closed on its own.   Our producer noticed this and said,  "Do you think god is sending us a message."   We laughed it off.  But now that the episode has disappeared into the ether ... who knows? 

Anyway,  I still plan to blog about the topic of belief in god.   I'll begin by responding to some of the comments on the other thread.  But look for an extended post in the next couple of days.

Happy Holidays!

 

UPDATE: You can, in fact, find the program here

Comments (8)


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Wednesday, December 21, 2005 -- 4:00 PM

Philosophy talk is broadcast on Thursday nights in

Philosophy talk is broadcast on Thursday nights in Portland and I was looking forward to hearing your show on the existence of God. Unfortunately, for me, this program will never exist, even though others will claim to have received enlightening emanations on this topic, and perhaps John and Ken will blog about this ?alleged? event now sliding into the mists and mythology of time. How ephemeral life is, even in the seemingly tangible realm of the physical.
This says something about the fragility of existence, that even though the transmission is broadcast loud and clear, it can evaporate into space, unknown, unreceived and unrecorded. Perhaps God suffers technical difficulties as well, relying on the delicate mechanism of human minds and hearts to be receptive to the possibility of paradise.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005 -- 4:00 PM

Ken, We out here in the ethersphere who will ne

Ken,
We out here in the ethersphere who will never know the mysteries you unveiled this week all await your comments!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005 -- 4:00 PM

Well, Ken and John, here is something not altogeth

Well, Ken and John, here is something not altogether inappropriate:
"These here questions - why God gives the gallstones here and don't give
the gallstones over there, why He holds one guy's dinner down and makes
another guy throw up his dinner - those questions have boggled great minds
through the ages, Edith." - Archie Bunker on Divine Sovereignty
In any case, congratulations on another wonderful year of Philosophy Talk.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005 -- 4:00 PM

Hello from a new listener. I stumbled upon this s

Hello from a new listener. I stumbled upon this site recently as a result of a google search on Hume and Nietzsche. This is a great project and I hope you are able to continue, God willing of course.

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Monday, December 26, 2005 -- 4:00 PM

RE: the "encore" programming of 'What is Beauty'

RE: the "encore" programming of 'What is Beauty' on KALW, San Francisco, 12/17/05...
I would very much appreciate a response from (Prof. Alexander?), as he offered on the orginal brocasting of the discussion...
To the following posit:
That universal beauty simply does not exist within the confines of time and space, neither in the worlds of nature nor humankind.
Yet certainly, such a thing does exist, but outside of those finalities.
What then, would it be?
I think I have an idea but, I find it difficult to articulate it!
Can you suggest what this is?
Thanks.

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Monday, January 2, 2006 -- 4:00 PM

Why not ask if anyone recorded it? I can't believ

Why not ask if anyone recorded it? I can't believe in this day and age where people have 'TIVO' type radio devices a show that was actually broadcast over the air just disappeared. I bet if you ask on the air someone will volounteer a copy. It might not be the same quality as the studio version but it would be something.

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Monday, January 2, 2006 -- 4:00 PM

Hey Logicnazi: Actually, at least two listeners

Hey Logicnazi:
Actually, at least two listeners stepped up and let us know that they had recorded the program. Neither of the recordings is of broadcast quality. But we're going to post them on our archive page in the next couple of days.
We have to do something slightly perverse. Take an mp3 file and convert it to a streaming format. But soon -- hopefully very soon -- we'll have an experimental podcasting service up and running. Podcasting it requires us to strip all the music out, unfortunately. Our technical guys have been slow getting to that one.
Anyway, stay tuned. Maybe there is a god after all.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 -- 4:00 PM

Technical staff could be doing a better job. The r

Technical staff could be doing a better job. The real media link for the 'environment and progress' show (http://www.philosophytalk.org/EnvironmentandProgress.htm) plays the previous kant show recording. This has happened a few times in the past already.

 

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