DURANGO SKEPTICS AND ATHEIST NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2017

  Next general meeting: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main St. Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30   The discussion topic for this month: AI (Artificial Intelligence) Computerized ‘personal assistants’, androids, machines that learn to play chess and Go, IBM’s Watson, Microsoft’s Tay, self-driving cars and …

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Why The Atheist Delusion Movie?

A member wrote me a note saying that he couldn't watch Ray Comfort's The Atheist Delusion for more than a few minutes without suffering gastric distress. He said he would skip the December meeting to avoid having to see another minute. While I empathize with the difficulty of watching this movie, I still think it's …

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NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

 Next general meeting:   WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30   The discussion topic for this month: MOVIE NIGHT! We hope. That’s the plan, anyway. We are hoping to stream a YouTube video entitled The Atheist Delusion (which, you may …

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Skeptics and Atheists of Durango NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

  Next general meeting: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30   The discussion topic for this month: Group Co-Founder Kathleen O’Conner will make a presentation regarding the First Amendment and the separation of church and state…when it’s followed and …

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Skeptics and Atheists of Durango NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016

  Next general meeting: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 Meetings are at Irish Embassy Underground 900 Main Street Durango Dinner is available from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30   The discussion topic for this month: Max Macpherson will lead the group discussion: "If you could eliminate all crime in the world, would you do it?" POTENTIAL SPOILER …

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Skeptics and Atheists of Durango NEWSLETTER SEPT. 2016

  Next meeting WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durang Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM.  Discussion starts at 6:30   The discussion topic for this month: Well, how embarrassing! Members at the August meeting failed to suggest a topic for September’s meeting! So, I’ll step into the breach and …

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August 2016 Newsletter

  Next general meeting, AUGUST 17 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30    The discussion topic for this month: How can society distinguish between the violent actions of extremists, and those of the mentally ill, and should they be treated differently? This …

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July 2016 Newsletter

Next general meeting, July 20 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM.  Discussion starts at 6:30  The discussion topic for this month: When was the moment that you decided you were an (choose one) Atheist/Agnostic/Humanist/Secularist/Free Thinker/Rationalist?  What was your first inkling that the religion of your birth …

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June 2016 Newsletter

Next general meeting, Wednesday June 15 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM.  Discussion starts at 6:30 The discussion topic for this month: “Street Epistemology” Presented by Kathleen O’Conner Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from mere opinion. What is the most productive way …

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May 2016 Newsletter

Next general meeting, May 18 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30 The discussion topic for this month: Grief Without Belief Presented by Maria Doucette. Atheists must come to terms with the reality that when a loved one dies, we will not be …

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