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Skeptic Summary #16
By The Staff
Posted on: 11/26/2004
Mmmmmmm... Mary, Boat of Ages, poop on Randi, our new flunky, disclaimer Heaven, pick a door... any door and more!
Week ending November 26, 2004 (Vol 1, #16)
Welcome to the Skeptic Summary, a quick week-in-review guide to the Skeptic Friends Network and the rest of the skeptical world.
Blessed Cheese Sandwich - Goes down great with a beer and a side of fries.Kil’s Evil Pick:
HK Evangelism have discovered Noah Ark - Or a small, burnt replica of it, who can say?
James Randi: A shit idol? - The program of derandification continues ineffectually.
Staff Change - We’ve got a new moderator!
Editor’s Choice: Science Disclamer stickers - How long will it be before there’s a news story on one (or more) of them turning up in Bibles across America?
The Monty Hall Dilemma - An old favorite.New Members this Week:
OztTop Ten Search Terms for the week:
emanuel goldstein II
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- Bryan Marsden
- pips scam
- miracle thaw
- skeptic friends
- kent hovind
- creationism evolution
- hank hanegraff
- “Bryan Marsden”
- lost frog
Elsewhere in the World:
Arthur Andersen meets Tinkerbell in New Book “The Skeptic’s Guide to The Adventures of Life”Book of the Week:
George Carlin talks to TR - Comedian speaks out before date at Secrest
Common Sense - Surprising new research shows that crowds are often smarter than individuals
What’s New by Bob Park
Why some people see a hero in a simple cheese sandwich
Got some skeptic news items? Send them to us, and we’ll think about adding them.
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things, by Barry Glassner
“A national bestseller, The Culture of Fear explains why Americans are afraid, exposing the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit off our anxieties: politicians who attempt to win elections by heightening concerns about drug use and crime; advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases; and finally and perhaps most perniciously, the media that peddle new scares each week in desperate attempts to garner ratings.
Written in a vivid, entertaining style, The Culture of Fear does more than debunk prevalent myths of impending doom, it also asks us to reconsider our participation in the national charade of fear and suspicion which, according to Glassner, is eroding the trust necessary to truly ensure safety in the public square.”
— Amazon Product Description
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