An Evening With Richard Dawkins

Thanks to Member Robyn Baxendale for sharing this awesome experience with us. An Evening with Richard Dawkins (aka the best night of my life!) by Robyn Baxendale It all started with some random guy handing me his parking pass, score! My daughter Lindsay and I then proceeded to walk along Pearl Street Mall in Boulder …

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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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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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Free Raif Badawi- How You Can Help

While Saudi Arabia's ruling family condemns the Charlie Hebdo attacks from one side of their mouth, the other side keeps silent on the imprisonment and barbaric flogging of  Saudi free speech  blogger, Raif Badawi. Raif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and exactly 1,000 lashes for the crime of insulting Islam via writings found on …

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A World Without Gods

So much death in the news these days. My heart aches for those families who lost people they love in this latest round of Boko Haram killings in Baga. Boko Haram’s goal? To establish an Islamic State in Nigeria. I can’t help but wonder how people can believe in an all-powerful and influential God amidst the …

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Belief, Non-Belief and Common Ground

I decided to wait a few days before writing about our recent participation in the first of maybe other collaborations with people of different faiths. Overall, I think the night was an enlightening and very valuable first step in better understanding other peoples’ perspectives that differ from our own. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the …

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