Alex Tsakiris | Scientism, Spirituality, & Why Evil Matters

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Back for a second time, Alex Tsakiris, joins THC to talk about his latest book, Why Evil Matters: How Science & Religion Fumbled a Big One.

As you probably know, Alex is also the host and founder of the Skeptiko podcast, which has been running since 2007. He’s also the author of Why Science is Wrong… About Almost Everything.

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PLUS Content

  • Lessons from being in recovery.
  • Dr. Tom Zinser & his work with the spiritual entity Gerod.
  • Ted Bundy.
  • The state of the counter culture.
  • Alex’s thoughts on the range of voices talking about COVID.
  • Dr. Mary’s Monkey & the story of Alton Ochsner.
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Nice! Been a minute but I’m back! Let’s do this!


If there is no evil and everything is grey, then no one needs to take responsibility for their actions


The new Star Wars programming 😂 


It’s almost always all about the duality and the Mirror. I always like to think…. what’s on the other side of the Mirror. It’s usually Evil unfortunately but it’s changing. Greg is the Man and helping with great guests and content.


You guys got me thinking about all of the crap stuff I've done to other people.  You're right, thank you.  



This is, quite honestly, the best episode in quite awhile… and all episodes are at least good. I have been struggling with the ol’ Rona situation for quite awhile… call it my distrust of most information from the vast majority of sources. Please allow me to also highly recommend this particular podcast episode from a hugely credible source:

As with all large-scale false flag, or deep-state sponsored events, there are usually multiple benefits for the action… this particular podcast lays some out, but please pardon his alarmist tone.

A. Masks and vaccines very well may be intended to create a “super-hot” virus. We all know though, that there are many other possible evils with it as well….

B. It will be, and is, being used for “passports”… there goes all personal liberties and freedoms.

C. The vaccine (by all producers) is simply bad and probably the definition of evil. Israel is being used as a lab for the passport… so pay attention. And do not get poked!

D. While he does not state it explicitly… the best case scenario, very well may be to have already had the non-lethal virus and allow our own immune systems to do their work now.

E. The worst thing to do… as the world-renowned virologist stated at a conference in 2016(?) is to create a vaccine with exactly the stated traits, benefits and attributes as the ones out now… which do not protect against catching, do not prevent transmission,… only allowing the lessening of symptoms. This allows a “super-hot”, mutated strain to percolate longer (before possibly killing its host).

F. Insert other responses and take-aways here:

el gallinazo

I would recommend that one watch it on video rather than just an audio podcast.  The visuals are important.

I agree with most of what danielsullivan writes.  However, one of the rare instances where I part company strongly with Del Bigtree is his lauding of Geert Vanden Bossche’s theories that the “vaccines” are going to cause deadly strains for the unvaccinated and exterminate humanity.  First one must realize how closely Bossche’s career has intertwined with Bill Gates.  So this may be simply a dispute over the fine points of Communism between Josef Stalin and Leon Trotsky.  Hopefully Bossche won’t wind up with an icepick is his head in Mexico.  Not that one shouldn’t listen to Bossche, but be doubly concerned that this could be sophisticated disinformation.  

I don’t want to get into the details here, but my analysis of this is that the inoculation will destroy the functional immune system against a second infection “from the wild,” as the virologists strangely put it.  This is what happened in the original animal research of mRNA corona virus “vaccines” with ferrets and cats in 2005.  In all the studies either most or all of the animals died in cytokine storms from immunity enhancement.  Big Pharma got around this issue by getting the authorities to allow them to eliminate animal testing altogether in the name of Warp Speed. My conclusion is that no deadly deviant will be produced against the uninoculated. The one caveat to that is that the mRNA may somehow jump to the uninoculated as some strange symptoms may indicate on the recent social media.  Actually, Del Bigtree has promised to report on that in detail in his next show May 6.

William Christie

Evidently, none of you were around when I was a child. Children were hit without warning with polio, which crippled many for life. Then the vaccine came along. The entire nation was immunized. Now polio no longer exists. But keep believing conspiracy mongers instead of science. Have a good day in a polio free world.


Enjoyed this show. Was disappointed hearing his views on Nassim but I'm not a physicist, so who knows. I always enjoy your commentary at the end.


binary bioweapon = virus + vaccine = adverse effects


What a great interview!


Who says the virus in a vaccine is what killed those children and not its ingredients? No vaccine only contains a virus/virus particle/DNA or mRNA.

Pretty much all dis-ease is from tissue damage, toxicity, deficiency and/or a mixture of all three.


No government seem to have documents relating to the virus isolation.


Is it possible to link a returning guest's previous interview(s) in the show notes? It would be easier than going through years of archived shows to find what I want. Or does that function already exist and I’m just overlooking it?


Thank you.


Great interview!!

There is a Nordic Steiner guy called Are Thoresen who has done a lot of work around ‘demons’ and how they affect people, particularly through illness and mental illness.

He classifies a demon as a spirit that does NOT need an invitation, consciously or unconsciously, to mess with humans.

I feel like this can be tied to evil in some way; demons do shit to us to get fed, but also because they are bored and have no ‘skin in the game’ either way!

Children are the same! If they are bored, and their action will not blow back on them, they can do some pretty frightening stuff if they are so disconnected that their empathy is buried.


This is what Steiner was alluding to when he talked about not being able to enter a room where people were hurting and not feel it;  it’s like a safety mechanism.


Well said. I believe this of some of the people in our society who nowadays do not seem to have the personality I remember. I've wondered whether it is possibly something like a demon, selecting people of influence and good standing, and infecting them. In many ways they remain the same "lovable", respectable person we knew them as in the beginning, but their behavior and grandiosity start to venture into questionable or disturbing places. I look into their eyes and I don't see the same person I always had or remembered. It's unsettling and vey curious.

I also believe this is a possibility for the more ordinary among us. If a demon is nourished by causing stress, pain, unhappiness, etc in humans, then infecting a family member and having them slowly turn on their own family would be an endless source of food. What is more confusing and painful than having someone you love begin to treat you poorly little by little (for no apparent reason, beyond some gaslighting they attempt to use against you and others you know) until eventually it seems they actually want to destroy you? It just makes me wonder. I'm witnessing this behavior in my own family.

Just look at some of the things so many of our stars and household names have been accused of in the alternate community. All of this pedophilia and other darkness. What if these people have been corrupted and are being controlled? It's provocative to me to ponder this.

The obvious explanation in society for personality switches and behavioral degradation is mental illness or outright insanity. But what if that is a demon doing its work in plain sight, with the most convenient scapegoat of an apparent mental break? They can go on forever and always be satisfied as they cause their pain and strife and confusion.

Moshe Diane Ramsay

I have the same problem in my traditionally very close, Italian “mafioso-like-committed” family. (No, we are not mafia; just had that strong Italian heritage.)
I’ve lost four family members.(2 primary, one extended and one 30 year “adopted-into the family”) in the last year and a half.
They’ve changed regarding showing love, communication and commitments to my beautiful, 16 year-old daughter, as well as they seem to have lost integrity and that willingness to good things that were common to their previous enjoyment. It’s like they are gone behind their eyes and they don’t remember their past.
For 50 years they were the most committed, customary, and traditionally-tight, family around.
I never would’ve guessed this change.


A lotta lotta people are hooked on the relationship they have formed with their demons….

I remember reading a book based in the UK about a fella who could actually see people’s demons hanging around them, and doing shit to them, and he could talk to them. It was an interesting perspective.

Abdul Ahmad

Evil is simple. When you reject it by whatever means possible… as in ‘No’ to the fullest extent… it’s Evil. When a lot of people do it as a consensus, it doesn’t change anything… it’s still Evil. When it’s just one person to refuse it… it’s still Evil.

You can explain why that ‘Big-Fat-No’ might be taking place with ‘narrative/story’ and call that evil. But the will to refuse to help the narrative is not an aspect of the story itself. Rather the ‘story’ obfuscates ‘Will-To-Refuse’ (which is your connection to Infinite Absolute Always-Already Done Truth… not ‘story-truth’). Your resistance fights with succumbing to that obfuscation… fights with succumbing to that story… fights further or ‘Total Immersion’… fights ‘Total Imprisonment’ in a smaller prison than the Absolute Prison. – where Infinity cannot escape itself.

If there is a test… it is likely to see if one can (or cannot) lose sight of Infinity while being in a finite perspective. Evil is the test… the Maya… the Illusion… the Temptation to be Immersed… and pretend/intent that there is still something to be done.

So why would awareness test for that? Why would you or anybody test for that? Why would Infinity test for that? The question of ‘Freedom’?

It’s almost as if the ‘Question of Freedom’ maintains the presence of ‘Freedom’… if it were perceived as ‘Done’ or ‘Answered’, then the question would not be available for asking… a prison that is escaped by asking the question… until you become ware that the Infinite Prison of Always-Already Done is Home… the ‘only’ Home.

Tara Neufeld

Awesome! Keep fighting the good fight💜 We look forward to all of your stuff. You do a great job! We are just trying to navigate all of this. Some with more knowledge or whatever else. Having people like you that aren’t afraid of talking about shit is helpful. You are on the right path. 


I have been wary of Alex for about a year now, but what an interview to remind why I was ever endeared to him.  Good stuff.  The same feelings of Nasim have I had for a bit too.  Never settled well that he would have a shop catering to L.A. settling prohibitively expensive lab grown crystals, if at one point in life he was living of prana.  Don't see the sincerity towards humanity if filtering your products through hollywood.  

Lourdes Christopher

Re: Science & medicine, fake versus real, you have to be very careful.  I’m a dentist and one of your recent guests was going off on root canal treatment.  The guest was very genuine, but he misrepresented reality, not completely but enough to be misleading.  Purely uninformed mistakes. Half truths.    
I am “talking people off the ledge” especially as it relates to X-rays all the time.   Too many X-rays are a huge problem, but our body deals with radiation all the time.  The value of dental X-rays are one of the most valuable diagnostic tools available.  
Here’s something I’ve been chewing on- there has been a huge push for “metal free” dentistry.  Why?  Yellow gold was a phenomenal dental restoration. Amalgam fillings last 35-40 years.  Perhaps, it could be that when we die- all those precious metals go back into the ground.  Kinda of a waste?!  “White” fillings do not last nearly as long.  Having to replace all these dental restorations is insane.  
Crowns are now made of cubic zirconium instead of porcelain fused to metal.  This is an great step forward.  The body loves cubic zirconium.  There are dental implants which are fully integrated into bone made of CZ.
Sooooooo- take home message, when you aren’t in the field and don’t have all the facts, you can be easily misled.   We can used rational thought, we must! But you will be irrational if you are not educated properly. 

Joe Hanley

Hello Christopher, I have a couple questions for a dentist who also listens to THC.

1. Subject one Fluoride. Fluoride toothpaste. isn’t fluoride a poison to humans? why put it your mouth everyday? whats your take on fluoride in drinking water?

2. X-rays. – ok I get they are a great diagnostic tool but are they needed so frequently?

I get my teeth cleaned frequently, for a while it was twice a year because I would build up plaque quickly and flossing religiously is a challenge for me. Now I don’t seem to need it that frequently according to the hygienist who cleans them so I go once a year. However I have not had a cavity In 40 years so getting my head radiated every year seemed unnecessary to me plus I don’t have dental insurance and really don’t want to pay for it if not needed. For many years this was a battle at the dentist each time I went for a cleaning. Once I was even refused cleaning service because I would not consent to x-rays. Not so much now days I must say. This seems to have changed. So I get x-rays every 5 years or so or if something else warrants it. To date – no cavity’s since I was a child.

I would love to hear your opinion on these items. Thanks in advance if you reply.


I told my PCP that I will get the vaccine when the government forces me to under the law.  I will also get my first tattoo, a "V" on my forehead to prove it to everyone I was vaccinated–like my own "Scarlet Letter."  When/if it is ever over, I will have another tattoo, of an upside-down "V" with a large "G" in the middle to show who is behind it!

By the way, I spent my life fighting the FBI.  They are not as nefarious as people make them out to be.  More of a higher paid street thug, scared of their own shadows.  I fought the law and I won!


My take on this is that near death phenomenon for some people it’s grandma‘s hug and when they come back that’s the report. The flipside to that is maybe there is no coming back from ““ near death if you go to the Darkside directly. Why would a dark side just be like here’s a Mulligan go back in there kid. Just a thought because evil is evil and I don’t think it changes somewhere on the other side turns to rosebuds. I think that trap you don’t come back from unless you’re real lucky.


Love this episode's graphic! diving in