Durango Skeptics and Atheists NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

Editorial opinions and story selection do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the leadership or members of DS&A. If you have a news item that you would like to bring to the attention of our members, please send the link and your comments to larrybollinger@comcast.net Thanks to Robyn Baxendale, Lindsay Baxendale, Rebecca Martinez, Beth Jones, …

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Durango Skeptics and Atheists NEWSLETTER April 2017

If your email program isn’t displaying the photographs and graphics, please go to durangofreethinkers.com to read the full newsletter! Editorial opinions and story selection do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the leadership or members of DS&A. If you have a news item that you would like to bring to the attention of our members, …

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Durango Skeptics and Atheists NEWSLETTER MARCH 2017

Editorial opinions and story selection do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the leadership or members of DS&A. If you have a news item that you would like to bring to the attention of our members, please send the link and your comments to larrybollinger@comcast.net Thanks to members Laszlo Szuecs, Ernie O’Toole, and Marc Masor …

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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

Editorial opinions and story selection do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the leadership or members of S&AoD. If you have a news item that you would like to bring to the attention of our members, please send the link and your comments to larrybollinger@comcast.net Comments are always wecome. Thanks to Mark M. Diamond and …

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Skeptics and Atheists of Durango NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

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May 2016 Newsletter

Editorial opinions and story selection do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the leadership or members of DS&A. Discussion topic for this month:Grief Without BeliefPresented by Maria Doucette Maria says: “I would like to do a contrast and comparison of the stages of grief and how they relate to people who do not have a …

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December 2015 Newsletter

Discussion Topic for This Month: “Recent Mobilization of Anti-Science Factions: The Strategies and Tools at Their Disposal” presented by Marc Masor The first half of this month’s Newsletter is taken up with articles that are intended to help provide background for this month’s discussion. The  information is divided into four sections to make it easier for you to find some …

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“You Will Never Change My Decision.”

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Those were the words I read from a “thinking MOM’s”  blog who has decided that she will not be vaccinating her five children. Ever.

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I always knew there was an “anti-vaccination” presence out there on the “Internets”. I honestly never bothered with them. That is, until a link showed up on my Facebook page, placed there by a friend. I was curious. I checked it out. I read from some of her links and several of her pages. I read some of the articles she recommended by other Moms that, like her, have decided not to vaccinate their children.

And then I got depressed.

The misinformation presented on these websites is voluminous. It would be somewhat humorous if it wasn’t also so dangerous. Statements are made as “fact” without any corroborating data to back them up.  Assertions are presented that are just plain false.

Here’s just one example from an anti-vaccine…

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