Atheist member Lois Schadewald is featured in the latest episode of
Skepticality, the podcast of Micheal Shermer's Skeptic Magazine. Lois
is talking about "Worlds of Their Own: A Brief History of Misguided
Ideas; Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky
Affair", a book written by her brother, Robert J. Schadewald.
Robert, the former president of the National Center for Science
Education died of cancer in 2000.
to the podcast at http://www.skepticality.com/
Link to the book description at Amazon.com
By Bob Schmitz
The business section of the October 24th Pioneer Press contained an article headlined "Regulators close 2 Otsego bank sites." Bank regulators closed two branches of Riverview Community Bank of Ostego after the banks were deemed to be critically under-capitalized.
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By Ryan Sutter
I was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and therefore a creationist. I qualified as one of the “history-deniers” that Professor Dawkins describes in his latest book The Greatest Show on Earth
. I believed that human beings were created 6,000 years ago and that evolution was a lie. I had never looked deeply into the matter. I trusted my parents and my religion. The creationist literature they indoctrinated me with was very convincing to me when I was twelve.
Read more: Book Review: The Greatest Show on Earth (by Richard Dawkins)
By Eric Jayne
Nearly all Christians have a few favorite bible verses that they find to be deeply inspiring. The texts from many of these verses have been stamped on aesthetic snapshots depicting a variety of scenic natural landscapes. Having observed several such pictures on display in neighboring office
cubicles at work, I came to find it very curious that the recurring
maniacal proclivities that dominate the bible (genocide, slavery,
womanly submission, capricious rules, etc.) are not represented.
Read more: Celebrating Biblical Scripture