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On Reading to Children - Richard S. R. May 4, 2015 11:01 AM
My Favorite InfoGraphic of the Year - Richard S. R. May 2, 2015 12:58 PM
HEY! Come See "Book of Mormon" with Us! - The Broadway show The Book of Mor Richard S. R. Apr 30, 2015 1:46 PM
Madison Skeptics Discussion Forum - The “Madison Skeptics Meetup” e-mail list is reserved f Richard S. R. Apr 21, 2015 2:01 PM
Data vs. Politics - Rationalists generally prefer making data-based decisions. Richard S. R. Apr 10, 2015 10:07 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Sweden Gets Official Gender-Neutral Pronoun - Richard S. R. Apr 9, 2015 12:40 PM
The "Special Snowflake" Syndrome - Operating principle of religiots* everywhere: "Because you are a special snowflake, who really, really believes in what you're doing, your feelings about something make you so special that the law just ceases to apply to special little you." Full essay Richard S. R. Apr 8, 2015 2:06 PM
Political Correlation with Religious Beliefs - To the surprise of virtually nobody (but now with quotable quantification attached), Mormons and white evangelicals lean strongly Republican, while Jews and “nones” lean strongly Democratic. Other demographic clusters also lean one way or the other, b Richard S. R. Apr 8, 2015 11:11 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Sweden Gets Official Gender-Neutral Pronoun - Richard et al, Congratulations and kudos to Sweden!  I've been trying since about 1980 --  when I wrote my first letter to the editor on the subject -- to promote the use of "e" (the most com Nick S. Apr 5, 2015 5:49 PM
Sweden Gets Official Gender-Neutral Pronoun - American English has had at least half a dozen candidates o Richard S. R. Apr 5, 2015 11:32 AM
The Easter Challenge - Dan Barker, former child evangelist and now co-president of Richard S. R. Apr 4, 2015 11:50 AM
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Revises the Pledge of Allegiance for Modern America - Richard S. R. Apr 3, 2015 9:16 PM
No, It's Not Precognition - Unlike the mentalists in Minority Report , t Richard S. R. Apr 2, 2015 1:28 PM
CERN Discovers the Ultimate Unifying Principle - Science has held for decades that there are only 4 fundamen Richard S. R. Apr 1, 2015 2:26 PM
Kareem on Indiana's New Law - http://time.com/3765063/kareem­-abdul-jabbar-indiana-religiou­s-freedom-restoration-act/ Richard S. R. Apr 1, 2015 12:34 PM
The Best of Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Since the demise of Isaac Asimov, Stephen Gould, Martin Gardner, and Carl Sagan, a new generation of science popularizers has sprung up, notably Michio Kaku, Bill Nye, Michael Shermer, Penn Jillette, Phil Plait, Carin Bondar, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Not Richard S. R. Mar 30, 2015 2:21 PM
Anselm's Argument: The Sequel - Richard S. R. Mar 30, 2015 5:13 AM
Followup to CNN Special on Atheists - CNN.com did a fo Richard S. R. Mar 29, 2015 3:23 PM
Fwd: Seeking plaintiffs - Preview not available Richard S. R. Mar 22, 2015 10:56 AM
Giant Cardboard Box Giveaway Rolls into Day 2 - I still have a large pile of empty cardboard boxes sitting on my front lawn. All different sizes and shapes. Surely you could use some. Come by and help yourself. 2642 Kendall Avenue map: http://tinyurl.com/47up9n = = = = = = Richard S. Russ Richard S. R. Mar 20, 2015 9:47 PM
Mugging Librarians - Oh, the humanity! Richard S. R. Mar 20, 2015 5:31 AM
"Spirituality" Is Akin to Mental Illness - To the Voice of the People: It’s been reported that the late Tony Robinson, on the day he was shot to death by a Madison police officer, had been taking hallucinogenic mushrooms because he wanted to go on a “spiritual journey” of some sort. Un Richard S. R. Mar 19, 2015 12:48 PM
Quotations File for Mac Users - You may have noticed that I usually end my e-mails with a � Richard S. R. Mar 12, 2015 4:12 PM
Your Memory Probably Sucks — 9/11 Shows Why - People quizzed shortly after 9/11, then at 1-, 3-, and 10-y Richard S. R. Mar 12, 2015 1:32 PM
Daylight Savings Time. Why? - John Oliver of Last Week Ton Richard S. R. Mar 10, 2015 5:39 PM
Unforeseen Drawbacks of Religion - Richard S. R. Mar 9, 2015 12:54 AM
Freethot Festival 4 • March 13-14 • Madison, Wisconsin - Freethot Richard S. R. Mar 6, 2015 10:50 AM
Why Are All Atheists So Angry All the Time? - Obviously, the subject line above is a gross overgeneraliza Richard S. R. Mar 3, 2015 8:13 PM
The Return to the 19th Century - In this omnibus overview (with supporting graphs and statistics) of the direction in which big money is taking our state and our country, blogger GJohnsit ticks off all the various ways in which we are marching steadily backward thru history, striking dow Richard S. R. Mar 2, 2015 4:57 PM
Which Religions Are Where in America, State by State - Protestants no longer represent a majority of Americans, ni Richard S. R. Mar 2, 2015 9:41 AM
A Little-Noticed Anniversary - We went sailing right past January 18 without anyone, including me, noticing that it was a significant anniversary. But better late than never, so here: 200 years ago, 1815 January 18, the British withdrew their troops from Louisiana after the Battle o Richard S. R. Mar 1, 2015 11:25 PM
Russell Letter on "Percent" - Dear Skeptical Inquirer : Richard S. R. Feb 23, 2015 3:37 PM
Astonishing New PSSEPV Theory Explains Much - PSSEPV = Profound Stupidity as a Side Effect of the Polio V Richard S. R. Feb 16, 2015 1:51 PM
A Meme for Your Delectation - Once again on a message board today, I ran across the old, Richard S. R. Feb 16, 2015 1:20 PM
Not My Kinda Guy - Nobody who’s known me for any length of time will be surp Richard S. R. Feb 13, 2015 2:26 PM
Wisconsin's Shameful Election Schedule - To Rep. Mark Pocan, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, and Sen. Ron Johnso Richard S. R. Feb 9, 2015 5:23 PM
Anti-Vaccine Megachurch Hit with Measles Outbreak - Link: Richard S. R. Feb 8, 2015 2:23 PM
A Madison Cartoonist Muses about Charlie Hebdo and Censorship - Madison political cartoonist Mike Konopacki, himself an ath Richard S. R. Feb 5, 2015 2:21 PM
Roald Dahl on Vaccination - In 1962, author Roald Dahl lost his 7-year-old dotter to measles encephalitis, an occasional consequence of regular measles. Devastated by the experience, he wrote about it in 1986 as if it were still as fresh as the day before: http://www.dailykos.co Richard S. R. Feb 2, 2015 6:57 PM
Madison, Wisconsin May Protect Atheists - There are laws in place across various jurisdictions in the Richard S. R. Jan 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Gaming the Salvation System - Why old people tend to get religion: Richard S. R. Jan 31, 2015 3:28 AM
[HUMOR] Clod-Man Comics - The God-Man Fan Club discovers that some c Richard S. R. Jan 24, 2015 12:33 PM
Science Marches On! - Of only passing interest to most of science, but of particu Richard S. R. Jan 20, 2015 9:20 AM
"Kill a Commie for Christ" for the 21st Century - Yup, this meme has more lives than Dracula with a dozen Richard S. R. Jan 16, 2015 12:45 PM
Islam's Problem with Blasphemy - In this essay, the writer points out that many, many Muslim Richard S. R. Jan 14, 2015 12:32 PM
Bumper Cars in Space - Were you the kind of kid who loved to ram around in the bumper cars at the fair? I sure was! And now here’s a chance to try doing it with orbital mechanics: http://www.stefanom.org/spc/ The ostensible idea of Super Planet Crash is to create a compl Richard S. R. Jan 12, 2015 1:16 AM
It's Official! God Now Owns Winfield, Alabama - Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/­2015/01/08/1356520/-God-Goes-I­nto-Real-Estate-Now-Owns-Town Lead: In a secret meeting where only the city council and the mayor were present, it was unanimously decided to cede ownership of the town to that pe Richard S. R. Jan 10, 2015 1:14 PM
Peace on Earth? Maybe with Atheism! - The Guardian points out that war and conflict have been trending downward for decades, concurrent with a rise in (a) international communication, largely due to the Internet, and (b) atheism. Correlation is not necessarily causation, of course, but some l Richard S. R. Jan 6, 2015 8:01 PM
Idiot Claims Orphaned Girl Experienced "Miracle" - 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler went thru a plane crash in which both of her parents and 2 other family members died, then slogged barefoot thru the brambles and snow for a mile in search of help and spent the night in the hospital. What a lucky little girl, ri Richard S. R. Jan 4, 2015 11:36 AM
Pick the Right World - Be forewarned. Tonight’s dinner is at the World Buffet, but there are 2 establishments of that same name in Madison, one at 499 D’Onofio Dr. (near West Towne) and the other at 2451 W. Broadway (near South Towne). You want the latter. Map: http://m Richard S. R. Dec 31, 2014 4:11 PM
Death by Infinite Paper Clips - How concerned should we be about the rise of artificial intelligences? Well, some pretty smart people say we should be VERY concerned: http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/26/­opinion/scoblete-ai-human-thre­at/index.html Richard S. R. Dec 29, 2014 5:11 PM
Scientists Don't Mean It the Same Way - I subscribe to A.Word.A.Day from Richard S. R. Dec 28, 2014 8:32 PM
Dec. 25 Greetings from Neil deGrasse Tyson - Celebrating the birthday (yes, the actual Richard S. R. Dec 28, 2014 4:24 PM
Pavlov's Son Volunteers - The kid is funny, but I’m passing this along mainly for t Richard S. R. Dec 23, 2014 2:41 AM
Have a Hell of a Time - My fellow Badger Staters will recognize the ambience of thi Richard S. R. Dec 22, 2014 10:01 AM
Re: [Atheists_Agnostics_WI] Menorah lighting ceremony: Councilman announces: 'Jesus is the reason for the season' - On 2014 Dec 21, at 13:34, Richard S. R. Dec 21, 2014 1:56 PM
Hypothesis Testing - Good analysis from Time ’s science writer Richard S. R. Dec 14, 2014 9:46 AM
[HUMOR] More Evidence Comes Rolling In - Richard S. R. Dec 7, 2014 12:46 AM
[HUMOR] Rationality Eludes Constructors - 31 examples of building construction that apparently never passed thru a human brain on the way from conception to completion: http://www.viralnova.com/31-bu­ilding-fails-gallery/ Richard S. R. Dec 5, 2014 10:05 PM
[HUMOR] The Essence of Religious Differences - Richard S. R. Dec 1, 2014 5:37 PM
Science Marches On - Richard S. R. Nov 26, 2014 12:38 AM
Meetup details changed: Lecture at WID: The Sixth Extinction - The Legacy of the Anthropocene? - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/madisons­keptics/events/216675712/ When : Saturday, November 8, 2 Ingrid Nov 3, 2014 7:45 AM
So You Might Wanna Be on the Lookout - Richard S. R. Oct 20, 2014 4:42 AM
What!? No Black Holes? - Preview not available Richard S. R. Sep 25, 2014 10:55 AM
Free Book of the Day • Thu. Sep. 25 • The Natural History of Atheism - Richard S. R. Sep 24, 2014 11:20 PM
Nerd Nite • Wed. Sep. 24 • 8 PM • High Noon Saloon - Preview not available Richard S. R. Sep 18, 2014 2:53 PM
Money ≠ Happiness - Richard S. R. Sep 16, 2014 1:06 AM
A Christmas Tree of Craziness - Preview not available Richard S. R. Sep 11, 2014 9:54 AM
Backlash Re: New Cosmos - Preview not available Richard S. R. Sep 4, 2014 6:21 PM
The Value of Critical Thinking - Preview not available Richard S. R. Sep 1, 2014 3:46 PM
Religio-Political Spectrum - Preview not available Richard S. R. Aug 29, 2014 11:56 AM
New Meetup: Sunday Assembly Potluck Picnic - Announcing a new Meetup for Madison Skeptics! What : Sunday Assembly Potluck Picnic When : Sunday, August 3,[masked]:00 PM Ingrid Aug 1, 2014 7:56 AM
Observable Reality vs. Zombie Lies - Bill Maher supplies us with a new meme: http://youtu.be/gUm2k-a7tfc Richard S. R. Jul 14, 2014 12:11 PM
Seeking Blood - Preview not available Richard S. R. Jul 12, 2014 12:31 PM
No Cosmos This Week - Preview not available Richard S. R. Jul 7, 2014 3:45 PM
When Beliefs and Facts Collide - With the very stimulating exchange on this list (thank you everyone for such thoughtful postings) about the inordinate scientific consensus on cli Robert G. Jul 6, 2014 4:49 PM
The Only Aliens Present Were Our Invited Guests - Preview not available Richard S. R. Jul 2, 2014 10:36 PM
Sign up for the Dane County Fair! - This isn't precisely a meetup, but it's an invitation to an event. The Dane County Fair at the Alliant Energy Center runs Wednesday through Sunday, July 16-20.  For the third yea Nick S. Jul 2, 2014 12:23 PM
The Creeping, Chilling Danger of GM - Preview not available Richard S. R. Jun 29, 2014 1:49 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Preview not available Richard S. R. Jun 29, 2014 12:42 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - I don't have time right now to deal with some of th Ingrid Jun 29, 2014 11:36 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Maybe we can just agree to disagree and stay away from this whole issue? I do really like this group and hope we can st Deborah Katz H. Jun 29, 2014 9:24 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - I’m speechless. Is this really a valid argument? Deborah Katz H. Jun 29, 2014 9:23 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - I'm about to opt out if this group entirely just so I don't have to listen to this childish bickering started by a troll. I'd think a group such as Jeaneanne Jun 29, 2014 8:13 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - ...by far the most lucid addition to the conversation thus far Thank you From canada's iPhone 4S On Jun 28, 2014, at dan 'canada' k. Jun 29, 2014 1:38 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Hi all, I'm an atmospheric scientist who has written a textbook on atmospheric radiation, which happens to be central to the science of human-caused climate change.  I'm not a climate scie Grant Jun 28, 2014 8:27 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Preview not available Deborah Katz H. Jun 28, 2014 7:16 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Preview not available Richard S. R. Jun 28, 2014 6:43 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - So here’s the ad hominem argument: Anyone who questions the science of climate change is a right winger. And th Deborah Katz H. Jun 28, 2014 6:40 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - On 2014 Jun 28, at 14:27, Tim Buterbaugh < Richard S. R. Jun 28, 2014 2:39 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - If you read the original item again, you'll see that it says next to nothing about Tim B. Jun 28, 2014 2:02 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Preview not available Richard S. R. Jun 28, 2014 1:47 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Skeptic Magazine has a good article on deniers' arguments and scientists' responses.  Here's a link - http://www.skeptic.com/eskepti­c/12-02-08/#feature Leslie Jun 28, 2014 1:44 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Preview not available Larry Jun 28, 2014 1:19 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - One cannot deny that there are "climate deniers" out there. Nor can one deny that this issue has been tied to and grouped with a certain poli user 1. Jun 28, 2014 1:16 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Here’s my point: there are valid disagreements about the extent to which humans are responsible for climate change.&n Deborah Katz H. Jun 28, 2014 12:36 PM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - I would concur with Ingrid. Kevin Sent from my iPhone On Jun 28, 2014, at 10:21 AM, Ingrid < user 1. Jun 28, 2014 10:56 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - Hey, folks ~ Sorry it's taken me a bit of time to reply here (something I kind of feel I should do only because the Madison Ingrid Jun 28, 2014 10:21 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - I loved this link! I love the other links that get sent out! Please don't stop! Could it be argued that the meetup mailing list isn't the best plac Jeaneanne Jun 28, 2014 6:34 AM
Re: [skeptics-191] Climate Change Politics for the last couple decades, conveniently summarized - What I saw in this was a satire of the current (last few decades or so) relationship between science and policy, and I figured this would be an appropriate place to share that particular piece of humor. I certainly meant no attack upon anyo Joshua C. Jun 27, 2014 9:00 PM

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