Skeptics and Atheists of Durango NEWSLETTER SEPT. 2016

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 July’s Newsletter: Wray Boswell, Lou …

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August 2016 Newsletter

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 discussion will be led by Sebastian Pivnicka, who has this to say about the topic he suggested: “The Aurora theatre shooting was clearly (in my opinion) …

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July 2016 Newsletter

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 July’s Newsletter: Betsy Norton, Lou …

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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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April 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: Violence and the Human ConditionPresented 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 …

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Interview with Bart Erhman RE: the source of the Gospels

I ran across this brief interview with Bart Erhman and I thought it might interest the group. An Interview With Author Bart D. Ehrman Q: What is it that drives your fascination with how Jesus has been "remembered" and "misremembered"? A: When most people today read the Gospels of the New Testament, they nearly always …

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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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Durango Skeptics and Atheists Newsletter March 2016

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   “Born again? No, I’m not. Excuse me for getting it right …

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February 2016 Newsletter

Discussion Topic for This Month: “Ethical Non-Monogamy” presented by Kimberly Pennington What makes non-monogamy ‘ethical' ? What are some advantages/disadvantages of monogamy/non-monogamy? What about Jealousy? The science of sexual coupling in animals and in humans Are humans naturally monogamous? Kimberly has provided her on-line sources…. http://www.vocativ.com/underworld/sex/monogamy-vs-polyamory/ http://m.livescience.com/1135-wild-sex-monogamy-rare.html http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/30/health/why-monogamy-evolution-studies/ http://www.livescience.com/27129-polyamory-good-relationships.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monogamy#Monogamy_in_ancient_societies http://www.usnews.com/news/national/articles/2008/03/27/how-common-are-cheatingspouses http://www.livescience.com/49690-humans-naturally-monogamous-promiscuous.html ….as well as …

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