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Skeptic Summary #55
By The Staff
Posted on: 8/26/2005
Religious scientists, Robertson's chutzpah, global warming, free power, Intelligent Design creationism and more!
Week ending August 26, 2005 (Vol 2, #34)
Welcome to the Skeptic Summary, a quick week-in-review guide to the Skeptic Friends Network and the rest of the skeptical world.
Can you be a good scientist and believe in God? - A fundamental question in today’s “culture war” between science and religion.Kil’s Evil Pick:
Robertson: U.S. should kill Chavez - Those pesky atheists will be next up against the wall!
Top anti-globalwarming paper is debunked - We are so boned.
Editor’s Choice: This guy has a funny idea of zero energy input - Another lesson in how patents don’t mean that something works.
The Top 10 Intelligent Designs (or Creation Myths)Chat Highlights:
Sunday: First out: fighter aircrafts; court decision to give atheism the same status as religion; Podcast Alley discussion; “impossible” physical feats and reserve power inherent in the human body. Also: actors and language/dialects; Rapture Ready and Theology Web; programming and JSP (not the web-language); energy of the future: power your car with alcohol or nuclear fuel? New Members this Week:
Wednesday: Chat opened with a discussion of puzzles “for ungrateful bastards.” Also: Chicago schools; vowel movements; Rush & Rove; Skepticality; C++ and other mediocre grades; Cune get abused!; jokes galore; and SFN @ TAM. To learn more, you know what to do…
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Elsewhere in the World:
Bad ScienceBook of the Week:
China Inaugurates First Lunar Probe Engineering Center
Climate Flux Could Have Fostered Early Human Speciation, Diatom Study Suggests
Evolving opinion of one man
Military Laser Brings ‘Star Wars’ Reality Closer
9 states break with Bush at global climate meeting
The Skeptic’s Dictionary Newsletter 58
What’s New by Bob Park
Got some skeptic news items? Send them to us, and we’ll think about adding them.
Panati’s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things, by Charles Panati
“For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs — from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls to honeymoons. ”
— Book Description
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