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Skeptic Summary #17
By The Staff
Posted on: 12/3/2004
Babylonian Freemasons, reading minds, debate update, new(er) staff, a plea for posts, punny chatting, a dreamy game and more!
Week ending December 3, 2004 (Vol 1, #17)
Welcome to the Skeptic Summary, a quick week-in-review guide to the Skeptic Friends Network and the rest of the skeptical world.
Babylon, the great whore - Owls, pentagrams, and Masons, oh my.Chat Highlights:
Can people read minds - Well, this post says “yes.”
Debunking of Jimi’s points - Peptide’s debate opponent seems to have run off with a girl.
New Staff - We’ve got another new moderator!
Editor’s Choice: Where IS Everyone? - Calling all lurkers! Come post, come post, wherever you are!
The unofficial topic for Wednesday’s chat was fish and bird puns. Most floundered, but some were hard to beak. Also: how desirable is Paris Hilton?Kil’s Evil Pick:
Next week’s Wenesday chat: Christmas! How do skeptics react to a holiday celebrating a virgin birth that is, well, questionable? How do Christians react to the secularization of the holiday in the name of capitalism? Stop by next week and let us know!
The Garden of Dreams - “Psi arcade is a contemplative adventure game that tests your intuition. It was developed by the The Institute of Noetic Sciences for entertainment and educational purposes…”New Members this Week:
Kil really sucks at this game.
bcbartonTop Ten Search Terms for the week:
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These are the terms typed into search engines which most-frequently result in a person visiting the SFN:
- PIPS scam
- Bryan Marsden
- judicial restraint judicial activism
- miracle thaw
- skeptic friends
- pips pureinvestor
- creationism evolution
- dr dino
Elsewhere in the World:
Billy James Hargis was TV evangelistBook of the Week:
Dark day for poor Po’o-uli
Shark Cartilage for Cancer Called ‘Pseudoscience’
What’s New by Bob Park
Got some skeptic news items? Send them to us, and we’ll think about adding them.
50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know, by Barry Glassner
“A uniquely valuable tool to debunk modern mythology and the people and institutions serving it up, 50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know makes an amazing gift item and will prove just as essential in fashionable bathrooms as on the most well-heeled coffee tables.”
— Amazon Product Description
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