Durango Skeptics and Atheists NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

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Durango Skeptics and Atheists NEWSLETTER April 2017

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DURANGO SKEPTICS AND ATHEIST NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2017

Please go to durangofreethinkers.com to read the full newsletter! Some email apps do not display the graphics. The Newsletter is best viewed on a monitor...the formatting as it appears on tablet or smart phone may require a bit of scrolling side-to-side! Editorial opinions and story selection do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the leadership or members …

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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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Skeptics and Atheists of Durango NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016

  Happy Halloween, Science Nerds! Editorial opinions and story selection do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the leadership or members of DS&A. If you have an item that you would like to see included in the next newsletter, please send the link and your comments to larrybollinger@comcast.net Thanks to the following for contributing to …

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June 2016 Newsletter

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 for atheists to converse with believers about matters of faith? Should we even try? This is a topic that was suggested by an episode of …

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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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“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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ON FAITH……..

  The topic of faith among those who are religious has always been an interesting subject to me- one that I would welcome further exploration and discussion of but for now, I just had to share the words of a good friend who so accurately identified the myriad of problems with faith. Thanks to Tony …

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