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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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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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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April 2016 Newsletter

Discussion topic for this month: Violence and the Human Condition Presented by Adrian Tillery Adrian writes: “What motivates violence? Why do compassionate people kill others, or themselves? Most acts of violence are actually committed by people that feel they are doing the right thing.  What role does violence have in regulating our social relationships/contracts? When …

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March 2016 Newsletter

Discussion Topic for This Month: God, Save Us From Your Followers! Presented by Henry Aguirre. Henry asks, “What do the following, mostly violent, events have in common: 1914 Jehovah’s Witness Last Days, 1978 Jonestown Massacre, 1984 Rajneeshee Bioterror Attack, 1993 Waco Siege, 1995 Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack, 2001 World Trade Center Attack, 2016 Malheur/Bundy Standoff. Answer: In each …

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