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Skeptic Summary #6

By The Staff
Posted on: 9/17/2004

Alternative meds, ugly history, a missing cookie, paralyzed paradigms, um... blindness, and more!


Week ending September 17, 2004 (Vol 1, #6)

Welcome to the Skeptic Summary, a quick week-in-review guide to the Skeptic Friends Network and the rest of the skeptical world.

Forum Highlights:
Discussing Alternative Medicine - and then some.

Mideast History Unwashed - and it stinks pretty bad, too.

Editor’s Choice: CAP — Christian Analysis of American Culture - Fundamentalist movie critiques (and I’m still waiting for my cookie).
New Articles:
Paradigm Paralysis - Come see what happens when an opponent of paradigm paralysis becomes trapped within his own.
Kil’s Evil Pick:
Blindess Causes Masturbation
New Members this Week:
tecknotot
atheisthistorian
Plyss

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Elsewhere in the World:
A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Newfound Comet Set for Winter Display

What’s New by Bob Park

Got some skeptic news items? Send them to us, and we’ll think about adding them.
Book of the Week:
THEM: Adventures with Extremists, by Jon Ronson



THEM began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Ronson had got to know some enemies of western democracy — Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis Ku Klux Klan — he found that they had one belief in common: that a tiny elite, which meets in secret, determines the course of global events.

“Ronson’s quest to locate these secret rulers of the world was both hazardous and hilarious…”

jonronson.com


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