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General Meeting

  • Sep 25, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Let's get together for ATWCP(awesome times with cool peeps). We will be discussing topics related to skepticism, science or anything that can relate to one of those topics. Feel free to bring a topic for discussion.

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  • Sandra A.

    Yes, I caught the Dawkins interview. He was wonderful--intelligent, articulate, honest and courageous.

    September 27, 2013

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    A former member

    It was cool to join you ladies and gentlemen, I'll attend another in the future. Did anyone catch Richard Dawkins on Diane Rehm this week?

    September 27, 2013

  • Sandra A.

    Enjoyed the meeting very much--talking over issues with other skeptics. Felt comfortable right away.

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Austin L.

    The article I mentioned was related to work by David Mech. He's a wolf expert. Here is a paper by him where he discusses the widely held misunderstanding of the alpha wolf.

    A summary: He claims wolf packs don't have a single dominant member, and they tend to form family groups where the social hierarchy is determined by age, and reproductive viability, with the pack usually being led by two adult parents. He also claims that wolves do not take aggressive stances to show dominance, and dominance displays are usually a tool that the parents use to ensure that food is distributed to the younger pack members.

    People usually draw a connection between the social behaviors of dogs and the social behaviors of wolves. The belief that wolf packs have a social structure lead by an alpha individual is often related to the explanations of various methods of dog training.

    September 25, 2013

  • Austin L.

    After a lively discussion regarding the social nature of domesticated canines, I promised to post a link to this book:

    September 25, 2013

  • Marcia E.

    Let me know when you pick a bar in Garner.

    September 10, 2013

    • Austin L.

      Marcia, our next meeting will be on NCSU's Centennial Campus. That should be much closer to you.

      September 25, 2013

  • Jack van D.

    The management of the Skeptics Meetings is deficient. Change it and I, and others, will come.

    September 19, 2013

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