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Skeptic Summary #5
By The Staff
Posted on: 9/10/2004
Artificial intelligence, SETI revisited, picturesque balloon, creationists, book queries, paranoia and more!
Week ending September 10, 2004 (Vol 1, #5)
Welcome to the Skeptic Summary, a quick week-in-review guide to the Skeptic Friends Network and the rest of the skeptical world.
A.I. Possible? - What do you think about the limits of machine intelligence?Kil’s Evil Pick:
SETI - Looks like last week’s SETI@Home news was premature.
Virgin Mary Sighted on Balloon - And there’s Jesus on my pancake!
What field of science agrees with Creationists? - Well, if theology is a science…
Editor’s Choice: Ricky’s questions/comments on Demon Haunted World - Remember, folks, skepticism has no authorities so grand they cannot be questioned.
The PQ Test - Are you a conspiracy buff? Find out with our exclusive, self-scoring PQ (Paranoia Quotient) test.New Members this Week:
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Mark Your Calendars:
The Question of God - Airing on PBS on September 15th and 22nd, 2004Elsewhere in the World:
International Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19th, every year (just for fun, not for skepticism)
French Egyptologists Defend Pyramid TheoryBook of the Week:
Genesis Space Capsule Crashes
Hurricane damage puts shuttle schedule up in the air again
Likely First Photo of Planet beyond the Solar System
Skeptic’s Dictionary Newsletter 46
What’s New by Bob Park
Got some skeptic news items? Send them to us, and we’ll think about adding them.
Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press, by Kristina Borjesson (Editor), Gore Vidal (Foreword)
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