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Safety of Herbal Supplements Pulls Prosecutors Together - NYTimes.com - http://mobile.nytimes.com/blog­s/well/2015/03/09/safety-of-he­rbal-supplements-pulls-prosecu­tors-together/ Kimo C. Mar 10, 2015 1:32 PM
Schism Emerges in Bikram Yoga Empire Amid Claims of Rape and Assault - Kimo C. Feb 23, 2015 2:18 PM
New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers - NYTimes.com - http://mobile.nytimes.com/blog­s/well/2015/02/03/new-york-att­orney-general-targets-suppleme­nts-at-major-retailers/ Kimo C. Feb 3, 2015 7:46 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Cafe Inquiry - Cafe Inquiry, scheduled to occur on Thursday, January 1,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled because it is New Years Day. Regular meetup will resume in February. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Jerry S. Dec 4, 2014 11:32 PM
Meetup Cancelled: BAS SkepTalk - Dr. Marilin Colón: “On Being Wrong: Admitting (And Even Embrac... - This months Bay Area Skeptics "SkepTalk" with Dr. Marilin Colón, scheduled to occur in Berkeley on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM has been cancelled .  Dr. Colón had to bow out due to an illness in her family.  Please update Greg D. Aug 12, 2014 8:50 AM
Re: [skeptics-147] Re: [skeptics-147] - Probably and I sent her private email saying that if so and she c Jerry S. Jun 17, 2014 3:42 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Re: [skeptics-147] - Ellen B. Jun 17, 2014 1:21 PM
RE: [skeptics-147] Re: [skeptics-147] - She may have been hacked Victor Jun 17, 2014 11:19 AM
Re: [skeptics-147] - This is spam. Do not click on the link. &nbs Jerry S. Jun 17, 2014 11:17 AM
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Meetup Cancelled: East Bay Skeptics Dinner - East Bay Skeptics Dinner, scheduled to occur on Sunday, June 22,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Jerry S. Jun 8, 2014 1:58 PM
Meetup Cancelled: East Bay Skeptics Dinner - East Bay Skeptics Dinner, scheduled to occur on Sunday, May 25,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled because of Memorial Day weekend. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Jerry S. May 19, 2014 5:09 PM
Meetup details changed: East Bay Skeptics Dinner - I've updated this Meetup:  The venue has changed again, for April (and tenatively going forward) it will be Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant 901 Gilman St Berkeley, CA 94710 Jerry S. Apr 8, 2014 4:35 PM
Meetup details changed: “COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY” Preview Screening - I've updated this event announcement to make it clear that to get in you must RSVP and even if you do you are not guaranteed a seat. http://www.meetup.com/skeptics­-147/events/166967 Jerry S. Feb 21, 2014 1:03 PM
Meetup details changed: East Bay Skeptics Dinner - I've updated location of the EBSS dinner. It is permanently changed to Brennan's http://www.meetup.com/skeptics­-147/events/rcrlqysdbfc/ When : Sunday, Jerry S. Feb 15, 2014 8:00 PM
December's Meetup Cancelled: BAS Millbrae Skeptics in the Pub - Due to the December Bay Area Skeptics "Skeptics in the Pub" meetup in Millbrae landing on the same day as the Christmas Day holiday this year, we have decided to cancel this meetup. Please update your plans accordingly. Have a wonderful holida Greg D. Dec 20, 2013 8:02 PM
November's Meetup Cancelled: Millbrae Skeptics in the Pub - Due to the close proximity to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Skeptics in the Pub, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 27,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. (Decembers meetup has also been cancelled, since it would have been on Christmas Day). Pleas Greg D. Nov 24, 2013 6:01 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Ticket for Dawkins' appearance - Jerry, You probably had a gazillion takers but just in case not--let me know. Thanks Ellen Bulf Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 5, 2013, at 1:45 PM, Jerry Schwarz wrote: > > > I have an extra ticket for Dawkins' appearance (book Ellen B. Oct 6, 2013 11:13 AM
Ticket for Dawkins' appearance - I have an extra ticket for Dawkins' appearance (book tour) at the Nourse in San Francisco on Monday (Oct 7) evening. If anyone wants to join me, let me know. Jerry S. Oct 5, 2013 1:45 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Cafe Inquiry - Because it was scheduled for July 4, the July Cafe Inquiry has been cancelled.  Apologies for the late notice. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Contact Us link Jerry S. Jun 19, 2013 11:43 PM
Fwd: A Letter from the Finnish Humanist Union - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Rationalist News < listmaster@rationalist-news Kimo C. Jan 19, 2013 2:12 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Myths of the Brain - Myths of the Brain, scheduled to occur on Monday, January 7,[masked]:30 PM was created twice. I've canceled one of them.  The remaining event is at http://www.meetup.com/skept­ics-147/events/97003912/?a=co1­.3_grp&rv=co1.3 If you have furthe Jerry S. Dec 29, 2012 4:38 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Skeptics in the Pub - Skeptics in the Pub, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, December 26,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Jerry S. Dec 2, 2012 2:04 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Independent Investigation Group - San Francisco Bay Area - Independent Investigation Group - San Francisco Bay Area, scheduled to occur on Sunday, December 23,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled because of the holidays. Regular monthy meetings will resume in January. If you have further questions, you can Jerry S. Dec 1, 2012 10:44 PM
Meetup Cancelled: East Bay Skeptics Dinner - The East Bay Skeptics traditionally skips the December dinner because of the holiday season. The December meeting is canceled. Join the mailing list https://groups.google.com­/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/eb-s­keptics for more information about holi Jerry S. Nov 29, 2012 1:20 PM
Meetup details changed: Skeptics in the Pub - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/skeptics­-147/events/85498102/ When : Wednesday, October 24,[masked]:3 Jerry S. Oct 19, 2012 12:37 PM
Sacramento Freethought Day 2012 - Hello! The 11th Annual Sacramento Freethoug David D. Sep 15, 2012 7:59 PM
Fwd: Tickets On Sale Today for all Arts & Ideas - Preview not available Jerry S. Aug 20, 2012 12:46 PM
Meetup Cancelled: August East Bay Skeptics Dinner - East Bay Skeptics Dinner, scheduled to occur on Sunday, August 26,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled, in favor of a labor day picnic.   Email [address removed] for details if you want to attend the picnic. If you have further questions, you can emai Jerry S. Aug 5, 2012 10:13 PM
Think Evolution IV in Berkeley 7/30-8/3 - There may be people on this list interested in this institute. Or you may know someone who would be interested. I'm just passing it on. If you are interested contact Glenn directly. Begin forwarded message: > From: Glenn Branch Jerry S. May 24, 2012 12:10 PM
Meetup details changed: East Bay Skeptics Dinner - I've updated this Meetup.  There will be a topic this month: The Memory/Dream barrier.  And it will be held at the Himalayan Flavors restaurant. For more details, see the full listing: Jerry S. May 21, 2012 7:43 PM
Meetup details changed: East Bay Skeptics Dinner - I've corrected the EBSS dinner event for April  ( http://www.meetup.com/skept­ics-147/events/53825022/ ) "China Village" where the group has been meeting regularly had a fire and is closed temporarily.  The April meeting will be at Himalayan Jerry S. Apr 19, 2012 1:42 PM
Fwd: [AHA!] Skeptical Activism in San Francisco on April 6, 2012 - Begin forwarded message: Jerry S. Apr 6, 2012 2:48 PM
Fwd: The Brick Bible release party is Oct 15! - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Kimo Crossman < [address removed] > Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 7:22 PM Kimo C. Oct 6, 2011 7:23 PM
Antivax talk show on 94.1 radio NOW KPFA - Kimo C. Aug 22, 2011 8:47 AM
IIG testing Clairaudient via u-stream Sunday Aug 22 3pm - Susan G. Aug 17, 2011 7:14 PM
New Meetup: Bay Area Skeptics Skeptalk - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What : Bay Area Skeptics Skeptalk When : Wednesday, January 12,[masked]:00 PM Jerry S. Dec 13, 2010 4:34 PM
New Meetup: Evolution of the "Alternative Medicine" Movement, $7-20, SF Commonwealth Club - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What : Evolution of the "Alternative Medicine" Movement, $7-20, SF Commonwealth Club Kimo C. Nov 20, 2010 4:22 PM
New Meetup: Sam Harris - Can Science Determine Human Values? $6-15 - Berkeley - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What : Sam Harris - Can Science Determine Human Values? $6-15 - Berkeley When : Wednesday, Kimo C. Sep 28, 2010 2:53 PM
Chicago Humanist Ethicist given 300 days sentence for filming meeting - Preview not available Kimo C. Sep 10, 2010 5:18 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] False memories of satanic abuse 9/22 & Sam Harris:Can Science Determine Human Values 11/10 - Preview not available Cathleen Sep 8, 2010 6:18 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] False memories of satanic abuse 9/22 & Sam Harris:Can Science Determine Human Values 11/10 - Preview not available Jerry S. Sep 8, 2010 5:55 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] False memories of satanic abuse 9/22 & Sam Harris:Can Science Determine Human Values 11/10 - Preview not available Kimo C. Sep 8, 2010 2:58 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] False memories of satanic abuse 9/22 & Sam Harris:Can Science Determine Human Values 11/10 - Preview not available Tucker Sep 8, 2010 2:41 PM
False memories of satanic abuse 9/22 & Sam Harris:Can Science Determine Human Values 11/10 - Preview not available Kimo C. Sep 8, 2010 2:39 PM
SPECIAL: James Randi & DJ Grothe join Bay Area Skeptics in the Pub | Sat 8/14 - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What : SPECIAL James Randi and DJ Grothe Kimo C. Aug 12, 2010 3:04 PM
New Meetup: SPECIAL James Randi and DJ Grothe join Bay Area Skeptics in the Pub (free) - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What : SPECIAL James Randi and DJ Grothe join Bay Area Skeptics in the Pub (free) When : S Kimo C. Aug 12, 2010 2:47 PM
New Meetup: Bay Area Skeptics in the Pub - San Francisco - Sat 8/7, 7PM - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What : Bay Area Skeptics in the Pub - San Francisco When : Saturday, August 7,[masked]:00 PM Kimo C. Aug 1, 2010 9:44 PM
Investigating Cults - Vet investigator - Mon 7/19 $20 SF CommonWealth Club - http://tickets.commonwealthclu­b.org/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=­2&shcode=180 Kimo C. Jul 12, 2010 11:37 AM
'The Upside of Irrationality' KQED radio 88.5 FM Mon 6/7 9AM - http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/­R201006070900 Listen Live Kimo C. Jun 6, 2010 8:14 PM
Christopher Hitchens in SF, Thurs 6/24 11:30AM Commonwealth Club $25 - http://tic Kimo C. Jun 3, 2010 8:21 PM
SF Skeptics in the Pub Sat 6/5 7PM-12AM Bigfoot Lodge, 1750 Polk - Preview not available Kimo C. May 30, 2010 11:29 AM
New Meetup: Beer & Books - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What: Beer & Books When: Thursday, June 3,[masked]:00 PM Where: Cafe Borrone 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA[masked] Jerry S. May 14, 2010 3:12 PM
Skeptic Magician Jamie Ian Swiss interviewed by Adam Savage! 5/13 Thurs 8PM in SF - Preview not available Kimo C. May 11, 2010 4:05 PM
Commonwealth club talk - Personalized medicine?? Mystical vs medicine?? - Preview not available Kimo C. May 7, 2010 5:38 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - I just posted an entry in the discussion group containing CFI's policy on videoing in the exhibits. If you're planning to join the group doing that please read http://skeptics.meetup.com/147­/messages/boards/thread/895677­7/0#[masked] On Apr 16, 2 Jerry S. Apr 22, 2010 12:19 PM
Bay Area Skeptics at the Pub, this Friday in Berkeley! - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Carrie Sager, Bay Area Skeptics < [address removed] > Date: Tu Kimo C. Apr 20, 2010 9:25 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] New Meetup: New Living Expo - Provide scientific counter-information - So I've RSVP'd and will definitely be there to help set things up, and I'd like to be involved with the camera team as much as possible. (Whoever is handling that, please feel free to contact me outside of the group listing)?To that end I' Tucker Apr 16, 2010 8:45 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - I've just posted the event. I suggest further discussion happen in the forum topic I just created. http://skeptics.meetup.com/147/messages/boards/thread/8956777#[masked] On Apr 16, 2010, at 1:28 PM, Erica wrote: > Thank you, Allen. > Jerry S. Apr 16, 2010 2:24 PM
New Meetup: New Living Expo - Provide scientific counter-information - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What: New Living Expo - Provide scientific counter-information When: Saturday, May 1,[masked]:00 AM Where: Saturday, May 1 @ 10 A.M. Concourse Exh Jerry S. Apr 16, 2010 2:19 PM
Re: RE: Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Thank you, Allen. I don't think anyone has the intention of arguing with a "true believer" who is probably trying to sell something. Erica Apr 16, 2010 1:28 PM
RE: Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Message Allen Apr 14, 2010 6:28 PM
RE: Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Message Allen Apr 14, 2010 6:20 PM
Re: Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Some prepared questions would probably be good, but again if you go guns a blazin' people will just shut down and not want to talk. Instead of offering leading questions just ask open ended ones that let people do what they love to do; talk about thei Tucker Apr 14, 2010 6:14 PM
Re: Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - I wonder when it the last time an amputation was fixed with psuedo-science methods and if not why not? ? What are the limits to their techniques and why? Are there any quacks or con men who claim to have powers Kimo C. Apr 14, 2010 4:05 PM
Re: Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - I am interested too On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Tucker < [address removed] > wrote: Kimo C. Apr 14, 2010 3:55 PM
Re: Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - I'd love to attend, especially for free! It's been a while, but I've also experience with film editing using Sony Vegas; nothing too fancy just a few school and work projects. Perfect for this sort of thing, if no one else can do it. Tucker Apr 14, 2010 3:08 PM
Re: Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Kary, Sterling, and Tucker, Great ideas! Letting crazy pseudo-science practitioners speak for themselves and putting the video on YouTube would be Erica Apr 14, 2010 11:22 AM
Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Erica, Have you actually had acupuncture?? Cathleen On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Erica < [address removed] > wrote: Cathleen Apr 14, 2010 1:24 AM
Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Preview not available Kary Apr 13, 2010 9:36 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Preview not available Kimo C. Apr 13, 2010 7:27 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - I wouldn't be adverse to working on something that might be printed and handed out, but the experience might be better served to simply show up and talk to the people selling their wares. Politely inquire how their various things are supposed to work, Tucker Apr 13, 2010 7:08 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Well said, Tom-sometimes it's all one has to hold on to in this life. To each his own. We are free moral agents, free to get hornswaggled and be deluded, alas. Meg Apr 13, 2010 6:30 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - While I think what a lot of Tom says is true - on the other hand, people who are on the fence may be influenced.. On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 5:36 PM, Tom Lippman < tnl Kimo C. Apr 13, 2010 5:47 PM
Huge Psuedo-science Expo in SF May 1-2 - Hello, Does anyone have any ideas for a skeptical counter-offensive to a three-day Expo of pseudo-science in San Francisco May 1-2 at the New Living Expo Erica Apr 13, 2010 2:42 PM
Wed 4/21 Neil deGrasse Tyson - "Pluto Files" Palace of Fine Arts $15 - http://www.cityboxoffice.com/d­efault.asp Kimo C. Apr 12, 2010 12:57 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] SCAM? crappy & more costly bio utensils not compostable? - Preview not available Jerry S. Mar 6, 2010 10:51 AM
Re: [skeptics-147] New Meetup: Skeptical Conference - Ralph A. Mar 6, 2010 10:09 AM
New Meetup: Skeptical Conference - Announcing an event for San Francisco Skeptics What: Skeptical Conference When: Saturday, April 24,[masked]:00 AM Where: The David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704 (510)[masked] Jerry S. Mar 6, 2010 12:20 AM
New Meetup: Beer & Books - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry San Francisco! What: Beer & Books When: Thursday, April 1,[masked]:00 PM Where: Cafe Borrone 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA[masked] Jerry S. Mar 6, 2010 12:04 AM
Re: [skeptics-147] SCAM? crappy & more costly bio utensils not compostable? - Preview not available Jerry S. Mar 5, 2010 11:47 PM
RE: [skeptics-147] SCAM? crappy & more costly bio utensils not compostable? - Message Allen Mar 5, 2010 6:09 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] SCAM? crappy & more costly bio utensils not compostable? - Preview not available Donald S. Mar 5, 2010 5:59 PM
Fwd: [skeptics-147] SCAM? crappy & more costly bio utensils not compostable? - Preview not available Kimo C. Mar 5, 2010 5:57 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] SCAM? crappy & more costly bio utensils not compostable? - Preview not available Jerry S. Mar 5, 2010 4:53 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] SCAM? crappy & more costly bio utensils not compostable? - Preview not available Kimo C. Mar 5, 2010 2:11 PM
SCAM? crappy & more costly bio utensils not compostable? - Preview not available Kimo C. Mar 5, 2010 10:15 AM
SkeptiCal Conference Berkeley CA Sat April 24th 2010 $40 - Preview not available Kimo C. Mar 4, 2010 10:11 PM
2010 "The Amazing Meeting" announced Thurs 7/8 - Sun 7/11 - Preview not available Kimo C. Mar 2, 2010 3:44 PM
Excellent skeptics work in UK -- chiropractors on ropes (The Guardian) - Preview not available Kimo C. Mar 2, 2010 3:40 PM
Policy on Extended Discussions -- Acupunture. - The CFI/SF forums seem to be working now. (The problem I had earlier was apparently something to do with my login and not a general site problem.) So I'm now announcing an official policy. Discussions can be started on this email list, but if they gen Jerry S. Feb 24, 2010 4:45 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Skepticism/The Scientific Method/Accupuncture - If you want a blinded acupuncture study, look no further: Tucker Feb 24, 2010 1:10 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] Skepticism/The Scientific Method/Accupuncture - Anecdote and observation are the first steps of the scientific method.? Then you form the hypothesis that you would like to test.? I think the "just test it" argument overlooks the fact that sometimes the test is the hard part.? I think it would Keri Feb 24, 2010 7:09 AM
Re: [skeptics-147] FW: Center for Inquiry San Francisco Mailing List Daily D - No, the study was misstated. A study where the placebo is 'more effective' is called a medication that DOESN'T work. That medication has been proved NOT to work! That is the scientific method at work! On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, Kimo Crossman Gwen Feb 24, 2010 1:51 AM
Skepticism/The Scientific Method/Accupuncture - Message Allen Feb 23, 2010 4:55 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] FW: Center for Inquiry San Francisco Mailing List Daily D - Our role as "skeptics" is to think critically and rationally about all things.? But we have to be careful about disbelieving everything.? I think an inherent disbelief in everything is just as bad as a religious belief or faith in God.? Just bec Keri Feb 23, 2010 2:42 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] FW: Center for Inquiry San Francisco Mailing List Daily D - As the owner of the meetup group let me say that I don't, at the moment, have an "official" policy. I think it is desirable to keep the traffic low so people who are only interested in announcements won't drop out of the group. Center for Inquiry/San Jerry S. Feb 23, 2010 12:53 PM
Re: [skeptics-147] FW: Center for Inquiry San Francisco Mailing List Daily D - I want to say that I am very open to learning more about the scientific studies regarding accupucture - I agree it does seem to stand out WRT effectivness from other non traditional treatments - ? I do appreciate the feedback Kimo C. Feb 23, 2010 11:58 AM
Re: [skeptics-147] FW: Center for Inquiry San Francisco Mailing List Daily D - Ralph A. Feb 23, 2010 11:52 AM
RE: [skeptics-147] FW: Center for Inquiry San Francisco Mailing List Daily Digest - If this list is deemed to be only for announcements and such, I will never use it again to add to the discussion inappropriately taking place here. I just h Meg Feb 23, 2010 11:19 AM

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