Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Over the past 60 years the number of American children raised without religion has grown significantly, which raises the question, can upstanding and moral children be raised without prayers at mealtimes and morality lessons at Sunday school?  Joining us today to discuss the fact that we now have more children “growing up godless” than at any other time in our nation's history is Phil Zuckerman a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College who wrote an op-ed in the LA Times all about the latest research concerning this growing trend.  You can also follow Phil on twitter.

5:05pm ET - Half a dozen years ago, just as some of its members were turning to political protest and disruption, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the global rise of secretive and hard to understand online movement known as Anonymous. During the course of research she ended up becoming closely connected to Anonymous as a confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece.  In her new book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous she details the rise of this notoriously mysterious subculture and offers insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age.  She joins us today to discuss the history of “trolling,” the ethics and metaphysics of hacking, and the origins and manifold meanings of “the lulz.”  You can also follow Gabriella on twitter.

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