Yet again, we have a case of a video which is too significant to just put up as one more snippet to watch.
There have been and are multiple conversations on Atheist Nexus regarding the rise of atheism and the fall of irrational belief. Some of these discussions deal in anecdotal data; some with established studies and their results. What Daniel Dennett has done here, for our benefit, is to pull a great deal of information together regarding both those parameters, what they are…
Warden Henry Brubaker has seen Wakefield Prison as it is, from the inside. He initially entered Wakefield incognito, as an inmate, sufficiently schooled in its practices and usages not to be caught like an unaware first-timer. He comes forward after an incident with an enraged death-row prisoner and proceeds to attempt to do something the prison board never expected: to actually reform the prison.
His efforts meet resistance from all quarters. The prisoners figure he’s…