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RE: [skeptics-137] Fwd: Fwd: [New post] The bible of psychiatric diagnosis exempts religion from “delusions”, even though it is one - From the psychiatric perspective, if everyone is crazy, then you are not crazy. Crazy isn't it? DaveN David Aug 30, 2013 8:40 AM
How endangered species learn, pass culture by humans - An interesting piece on how birds lear Kansas City S. Aug 30, 2013 8:24 AM
Fwd: Fwd: [New post] The bible of psychiatric diagnosis exempts religion from “delusions”, even though it is one - Preview not available Kansas City S. Aug 30, 2013 8:18 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Re: Atheist Survey - Why am I an atheist? - Now let's give Iggy a pass. His degrees are in langu eric Aug 30, 2013 8:15 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Re: Atheist Survey - Why am I an atheist? - Dude, that looks like more than 50 words to me.   :) On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM, Kansas City Skeptic < Don Aug 30, 2013 8:02 AM
Re: Atheist Survey - Why am I an atheist? - Like everybody else I was born an atheist and was not indoctrinated into religion by my Russian Orthodox mother or my freethinking Soviet military father. I have never seen any evidence for a deity. It will be trivial for a deity to reveal Kansas City S. Aug 29, 2013 5:02 PM
Re: Atheist Survey - I’ve been a religion skeptic since becoming an adult. The tenets of christianity seemed ludicrous to me Diane Aug 29, 2013 4:09 PM
Mini human brains grown from stem cells - The first complete living model of the developing human brain has been created in a lab dish. Researchers grew human stem cell Penny Aug 29, 2013 12:37 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Fwd: [New post] The bible of psychiatric diagnosis exempts religion from “delusions”, even though it is one - And that's what scares the hell out of me. Penny Aug 29, 2013 12:36 PM
Mean Gods Make Good People: Different Views of God Predict Cheating Behaviors - And yet another interesting study. Here's the short version of the results: Penny Aug 29, 2013 12:19 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Fwd: [New post] The bible of psychiatric diagnosis exempts religion from “delusions”, even though it is one - Exception for the religion not being a delusion is based on policy and JJ Aug 29, 2013 12:17 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Science Vs Religion: Which Makes You Moral? - The researcher, Christine Ma-Kellams, relied on four studies with sample-sizes ranging from 32-48 volunteers. Three of those studie Penny Aug 29, 2013 12:15 PM
Fwd: [New post] The bible of psychiatric diagnosis exempts religion from “delusions”, even though it is one - Preview not available Kansas City S. Aug 29, 2013 12:09 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Science Vs Religion: Which Makes You Moral? - Oooo. Good answer! Penny Aug 29, 2013 11:30 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Science Vs Religion: Which Makes You Moral? - Neither, iggy. I choose to be moral or not. Cole On Aug 29,[masked]:39 AM, "Kansas City Skeptic" < [address removed] > wrote: cole m. Aug 29, 2013 11:28 AM
Science Vs Religion: Which Makes You Moral? - Google the actual study - I've seen in on google news. Science Vs Religion: Which Makes You Moral?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v­=Gjo7Eekv6Io Kansas City S. Aug 29, 2013 10:39 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - My approach to an arrogant JW (and they are out there) would be differ eric Aug 29, 2013 10:37 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - I'm sure you're doing some good, Eric, and I admire both you and Diane. I also hold people with the "Iggy Approach" in h Penny Aug 29, 2013 10:24 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Penny, I suspect that when JW's encounter someone who eric Aug 29, 2013 9:31 AM
Fwd: eric RSVPed to How should we teach ethics (morals) to our children? on Tue, September 3 - This is always a fun group. JOIN US for another HOT topic. Cole ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: State Line FreeThinkers < cole m. Aug 29, 2013 6:27 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Bravo, Diane! Is this Diane from south of here? You had guts to speak up! You did the r Penelope C. Aug 28, 2013 10:41 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - 1. I see no evidence for and plenty against there being one. 2. And if there is one, s/he's an asshole that I refuse to associate with (except Thor - he kicks ass! :-) Good night! Brad Brad H. Aug 28, 2013 9:25 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - Yep. Sure did. Penny Aug 28, 2013 9:01 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - Yes, Penny. More than one group. We will expand to more groups as we go. Later on we will have more questions.  Did you answer? Cole On Wed, Aug 28, cole m. Aug 28, 2013 8:50 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Preview not available cole m. Aug 28, 2013 8:42 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - Yes. On 8/28/2013 4:27 PM, Penny wrote: eric Aug 28, 2013 8:40 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - I am an atheist because I have found: 1. No objective evidence for the of god(s). 2. No coherent definitions of god(s) across differing religions with which to test a god hypothesis. Cheers! Dave P. Aug 28, 2013 7:39 PM
Stupid is as stupid does? - Measles outbreak linked to anti-vaccination mega-church - http://video.msnbc.msn.com/all­-in-/52860666#[masked] Kansas City S. Aug 28, 2013 7:26 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - I really don't want to lead people on. There seems to be a fine line between leaving the lines of communication open and giving som Penny Aug 28, 2013 7:13 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Preview not available Mark Aug 28, 2013 6:48 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Thanks, Mark. It sounds like I would need to be less than honest, or maybe I should say "not so transparent"(?) Question:&nb Penny Aug 28, 2013 6:18 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Preview not available Mark Aug 28, 2013 5:30 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - Cole, Eric, and Fred: It just dawned on me that this went out to at least two groups and probably more than that. I'm assumi Penny Aug 28, 2013 4:27 PM
RE: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - I am an atheist because I value honesty. I cannot honestly claim to know about things that I actually do not. - Thom user 8. Aug 28, 2013 4:08 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - I am not an Atheist. Gilbert is an Atheist because of his belief in evolution proven by science. I (Katie) Kathryn Aug 28, 2013 3:28 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Eric - Would you care to share with us how you go about keeping the lines of communication open? If not, that's OK. Just beca Penny Aug 28, 2013 3:16 PM
RE: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Marlys Kummer D. Aug 28, 2013 3:14 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - I have had extensive encounters with JW's and I have mulled over the b eric Aug 28, 2013 2:31 PM
RE: [skeptics-137] Atheist Survey - Preview not available Tom Aug 28, 2013 2:30 PM
Atheist Survey - Cole, Eric, and Fred are conducting an ongoing survey and it is important that we get a quick eric Aug 28, 2013 2:23 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Great Job Diane. JJ Aug 28, 2013 1:44 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Good for you, Diane! I would guess they consoled themselves with shared psychological wound-licking and a group hug after that litt Penny Aug 28, 2013 12:59 PM
Jehovah's Witnesses came calling - Well, that was fun! A carload of Jehovah’s Witnesses just came to the door to try to evangelize me. When the spokes lady tr Diane Aug 28, 2013 12:44 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Language Can Reveal the Invisible, Study Shows - This research probably helps to explain why some people enjoy (or perhaps need) pornography, don't you think? Penny Aug 27, 2013 6:10 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Colo. town turns toilet water into drinking water - Yep. Federal funding has been a great help in modernizing infrastructure, and water treatment technology has certainly come a long way.&n Penny Aug 27, 2013 5:52 PM
Language Can Reveal the Invisible, Study Shows - Interesting piece... Illustrates that deliberate or unintentional noise would reduce cognition. In short, if a false signal is sent that contradicts or inhibits perception of actual reality or it is augmented.... This e Kansas City S. Aug 27, 2013 5:33 PM
Colo. town turns toilet water into drinking water - Kansas City S. Aug 27, 2013 5:04 PM
Plato's Cave Analogy - I was talking with Iggy, and it was if I had been struck by lightning. He hates to always be right! David Aug 27, 2013 3:57 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] K-State Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects - The fruit fly observation made me chuckle. The female fruit fly was too busy grooming her body to notice the male, and they haven't Penny Aug 27, 2013 1:01 PM
RE: [skeptics-137] Is this video appropriate for teaching evolution to kids? - I like it for a middle school-high school introduction. &nbs Jeannine Aug 27, 2013 12:21 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] K-State Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects - Why would you turn off sexual desire, then allow fantasy sex? What would be the motivation if you have turned off the desire? David Aug 27, 2013 11:52 AM
K-State Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects - A rather interesting piece of research. I would not be surprised to see if in the future sexual desire as well as desire to have kids is turned off in humans either genetically or chemically while allowing to have sexual pleasure throu Kansas City S. Aug 27, 2013 11:47 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Re: FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - Great job, Marlys!! Penny Aug 27, 2013 11:28 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Re: FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - Did it. But on the Think Again course. So many of the people just say this is what I think and never give the reasons or the links. &n Marlys Kummer D. Aug 27, 2013 10:53 AM
Fwd: Tomorrow: You, Marlys Kummer Doerflinger, and 7 other Freethinkers are attending "Thinking - How are we doing?" - Tom always gives a great meetup. JOIN US for another fun filled evening with the Kansas Freethought Society! People from Missouri are welcome, too. This Missourian is crashing the party! I'm thinking of an extension o cole m. Aug 27, 2013 9:51 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Re: FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - Re: posting the evolution course - Sure, what the heck. The church leader might want to audit the course and offer a critique of the cont Penny Aug 27, 2013 8:59 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Re: FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - Yes, I just watched it yesterday. I assume there will be more. I guess I should have bookmarked the page I stopped at. I am taking &nbs Marlys Kummer D. Aug 27, 2013 4:11 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] Re: FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - I'm in there too, Marlys. Have you watched the Monty Python video yet? Funny stuff. Penny Aug 26, 2013 8:07 PM
RE: [skeptics-137] Re: FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - Marlys Kummer D. Aug 26, 2013 7:56 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Re: FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - Blows my mind too. I've already signed up for one of the courses and I'm watching the lectures now. This platform is so well Penny Aug 26, 2013 7:15 PM
Re: FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - I've sent this earlier today to my son Kansas City S. Aug 26, 2013 6:32 PM
Free Course from Duke University: How to Reason & Argue - It starts online today and runs for 12 weeks. Penny Aug 26, 2013 6:15 PM
Is this video appropriate for teaching evolution to kids? - Some say it's appropriate for ages 12 and up. There is, however, a small section from 4:10 - 4:20 that's bound to cause a stir. Penny Aug 26, 2013 2:09 PM
FREE Online Course - Evolution - Starts Jan. 21, 2014 - Introduction to the science of human origins, the fossil and archaeological record, and genetic ancestry of living and ancient huma Penny Aug 26, 2013 1:17 PM
A time when only women ruled - Penny Aug 26, 2013 11:28 AM
Prisencolinensinainciusol - Penny Aug 26, 2013 9:55 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] New book on "The Atheist Next Door" - Woo hoo! Penny Aug 26, 2013 7:48 AM
Fwd: {CommunityofReasonKC} CoR program activities for September 2013 - Preview not available eric Aug 26, 2013 7:40 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] New book on "The Atheist Next Door" - Preview not available cole m. Aug 26, 2013 7:39 AM
New book on "The Atheist Next Door" - Penny Aug 25, 2013 9:55 PM
Dilks flashdrove - Eric cked for me. No luck cole m. Aug 25, 2013 12:45 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] LOST FLASHDRIVE - Thanks. Lookd like someone took it. I laid it on the table for Steve. I ll double ck my bag when home thanks On Aug 25,[masked]:40 AM, "eric" < [address removed] cole m. Aug 25, 2013 12:36 PM
LOST FLASHDRIVE - I just checked the room and tables at Price Chopper, as well as with the front desk, and did not find Dr Dilks' flashdrive, so I hope it turns up somewhere. Eric eric Aug 25, 2013 11:39 AM
Messages of peace from Atheists, Muslims, and Christians - Penny Aug 25, 2013 11:06 AM
Dilks left his flashdrive at price chopper last night. Can someone who is close pick it up? Ask desk for help. Im at work today. Cole - cole m. Aug 25, 2013 10:49 AM
Fwd: [Provocateurs] REMINDER: Tuesday: Join 4 Freethinkers at "Thinking - How are we doing?" - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: eric < [address removed] > Date: Sun, Aug 2 cole m. Aug 25, 2013 7:38 AM
REMINDER: Tuesday: Join 4 Freethinkers at "Thinking - How are we doing?" - REMINDER about Tuesday, "Thinking - How are we doing?"  at 7:00 pm at Price Chopper.  Don't even eric Aug 25, 2013 6:05 AM
"Evolution thru Literature & Science" by Stephen Dilks PhD & Gerald Wyckoff PhD. tonight, August 24, Sat, 7pm at Price Chopper. - cole m. Aug 24, 2013 12:29 AM
SPECIAL DISCUSSION TONIGHT, FRIDAY, AT LAZY READERS - Preview not available Fred Aug 23, 2013 4:34 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] JEWS FOR JUDAISM - Response to Jews for Jesus & Messianic Jews - Sounds like a convincing argument. Does the following line strike you as a little snarky? " . . . furthermore, the Jewish bib Penny Aug 23, 2013 1:36 PM
JEWS FOR JUDAISM - Response to Jews for Jesus & Messianic Jews - JEWS FOR JUDAISM - Response to Jews for Jesus & Messianic Jews  http://www.youtube.com/user/Je­wsforJudaismCanada Kansas City S. Aug 23, 2013 12:40 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] HARPER INDEX - I'll send you an email later. Reported statistics are interesting because they often reveal bias. As I was digging around for Penny Aug 23, 2013 11:22 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] HARPER INDEX - I subscribe to the print edition of Harper's. At the eric Aug 23, 2013 7:56 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] HARPER INDEX - A nice snapshot of disparities, and thanks for sending. I didn't even realize Harper's was still around. Do you subscribe, and if so, do Penny Aug 22, 2013 5:47 PM
HARPER INDEX - Below are selections from the Index from the September 2013 issue of Harper's. Percentage of all private U S assets owned by white or Asian Americans: 99 Percentage of black and white Americans, respectively, who use marijuana: 14, 12 Factor by eric Aug 22, 2013 4:51 PM
Fwd: [Provocateurs] LAZY READERS! TOMORROW! 7 P.M. - Preview not available cole m. Aug 22, 2013 12:10 PM
How the Bible Came to Mean Some of the Strange Things it Means - I watched this yesterday on TV, and would highly recommend it: Penny Aug 22, 2013 10:58 AM
Meetup details changed: "Evolution thru Literature & Science" by Stephen Dilks PhD & Gerald Wyckoff PhD. - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/skeptics­-137/events/128664042/ When : Saturday, August 24,[masked]:0 cole m. Aug 22, 2013 8:28 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] from IGGY - High Speed Internet Service Providers in Lawrence, KS? - We use AT&T u verse and happy with it. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 21, 2013, at 4:45 PM, Kansas City Skeptic < JJ Aug 21, 2013 5:26 PM
from IGGY - High Speed Internet Service Providers in Lawrence, KS? - Please, e-mail me directly [address removed] My son just moved into a house in Lawrence and I was wondering if anyone knows of any High Speed Internet Service Providers there? I am che Kansas City S. Aug 21, 2013 4:45 PM
Hemant Mehta and Rachel Evans talk about this subject on CNN - Marlys Kummer D. Aug 21, 2013 4:19 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Morality study: atheists wanted! - Will do. Cole On Aug 19,[masked]:59 PM, "Josh Hyde" < [address removed] > wrote: cole m. Aug 21, 2013 7:17 AM
Comedian trolls conservatives on Twitter - This is not directly related to skepticism, but it does comment on how some people will take a snippet of information and draw all sorts Penny Aug 20, 2013 10:50 AM
Please read. This is from one of our members, - Preview not available cole m. Aug 19, 2013 11:22 PM
Re: [skeptics-137] Breakfast this Wed, 8am at Olathe I-Hop on strang Line Rd and 119th st - Everyone should check out martinmanley.org where the hacker group posted a mirror of martinmanleylifeanddeath.com after Yahoo took down that site. Bart B. Aug 19, 2013 9:07 PM
Morality study: atheists wanted! - Joseph Tennant, a grad student from the University of Chicago, is doing a study on morality and is interviewing local Christians and atheists. There's $10 in it for your time, and it'd really help him out if you could take Josh H. Aug 19, 2013 7:59 PM
Breakfast this Wed, 8am at Olathe I-Hop on strang Line Rd and 119th st - cole m. Aug 19, 2013 11:31 AM
"Just For the Hell of It" this Weds @ 5:30 at Pazon's. - Once a month we meet at the Mexican joint, Pazon's, Just For the Hell of It and talk about whatever we want to talk about. Sometimes we have a topic to discuss, too. JOIN US. If you don't show up we will talk abou cole m. Aug 19, 2013 11:14 AM
Re: [skeptics-137] GOP might boycott CNN, NBC debates | The Columbus Dispatch - Yeah - they're probably still pouting about the cancellation of Sarah Palin's reality TV series. ------------------------------­-------------- On Sat, 8/17/13, cole morgan wrote: Subject: [skeptics-137] GOP might Penny Aug 17, 2013 11:58 AM
GOP might boycott CNN, NBC debates | The Columbus Dispatch - GOP crying again   Keep on quacking. Cole http://www.dispatch.com/conten­t/stories/national_world/2013/­08/17/gop-might-boycott-c cole m. Aug 17, 2013 9:25 AM

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