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Skeptic Summary #12
By The Staff
Posted on: 10/29/2004
Voting, balancing, explaining, debating, offending, politicking, flaming and more!
Week ending October 29, 2004 (Vol 1, #12)
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About the Fairness Doctrine - Balance stripped from the airwaves leads to what?Kil’s Evil Pick:
Atheist Holiday - A good example of a truly thorough explanation.
Debunking of Jimi’s points - The first rebuttal in the debate has been posted.
Non-skeptics would be shocked… - Avoiding the impression of religious favoritism taken one step too far.
Editor’s Choice: Be Afraid… Be Very Afraid - Includes some visits from the incomparable Jerry Don Bauer, who misses the point of the politics.
George W Bush is the Antichrist - Happy Halloween…New Members this Week:
buckyballTop Ten Search Engine Referral Phrases This Week:
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- skeptic friends
- scary email
- pips scam
- miracle thaw
- pureinvestor scam
- judicial restraint judicial activism
- pips investment
- hank hanegraff
Elsewhere in the World:
New Images of Titan Baffle AstronomersBook of the Week:
The Origins of The Curse of the Bambino
State Your Case
What’s New by Bob Park
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Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century, by Lauren Slater
“Through nine examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology’s most innovative thinkers, Slater traces the evolution of the century’s most pressing concerns — free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.”
— Book Description
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