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Skeptic Summary #9
By The Staff
Posted on: 10/8/2004
Name that sound, yet another debate, hippo-birdy-two-ewes, sending your money to Malaysia, evolution's boost from the Bible, advice for debates and more!
Week ending October 8, 2004 (Vol 1, #9)
Welcome to the Skeptic Summary, a quick week-in-review guide to the Skeptic Friends Network and the rest of the skeptical world.
Aussies close airport - Due to a what? In a what?Kil’s Evil Pick:
Formal Evolution/Creation debate - Its rules are mediocre, and it’s likely to be a waste, but what the heck, it’s a debate!
Happy Birthday! - Does the cake represent a fire hazard?
Investment schemes - A surprising number of new members have found this thread.
Editor’s Choice: Do ye not know, that we shall Judge Angels? - Finally, we learn that there is Biblical support for evolution, in more ways than one.
My Advice about Debating with Christians, by Edward T. BabinskiNew Members this Week:
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Hollywood Hellhouse - Visit this thread for information about the SFN field trip to the Hellhouse.Elsewhere in the World:
Astronaut Gordon Cooper DiesBook of the Week:
The Crusade Against Evolution
Found: An Ancient Sea Monster
FTC Targets Products Claiming to Affect the Stress Hormone Cortisol
SpaceShipOne Wins $10 Million X Prize
Supreme Court Rejects Commandments Case
What the Bleep Do We Know?
What’s New by Bob Park
Got some skeptic news items? Send them to us, and we’ll think about adding them.
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by Edwin A. Abbott
“Flatland… was published in 1880 and imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is. But one Flatlander, a Square, discovers the existence of a third dimension and the limits of his world’s assumptions about reality and comes to understand the confusing problem of higher dimensions. The book is also quite a funny satire on society and class distinctions of Victorian England.”
— Amazon review
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