Tag Archives: Skeptics of Tucson

“I Believe in UFOs 100%.”

I just lost a member of the community today. Apparently, the subject of UFOs came up during a wine tasting party and she was upset that I dismissed the subject in such a mocking manner. Here’s her note: I believe … Continue reading

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Plans for a New Year

2014 is over. We laughed. We cried. It was better than Cats. …and it’s references like these that helped me lose my open mic audiences at Laff’s during the 9 times I appeared there last year. Yes, the audiences sadly … Continue reading

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Building a Freethought Community Part II—the History

Tucson has had its freethinking community for quite some time but it consisted of small disassociated groups with small memberships. Prior to January 2000, small Atheist groups met for Sunday morning breakfasts. There was a used bookstore owned and operated … Continue reading

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Growing a Freethought Community

This is the first in a series of short articles about the freethought community in southern Arizona. From Wikipedia: Freethought or free thought is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of … Continue reading

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TAM (The Amaz!ng Meeting)

This July, the JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation) put on their 16th TAM (The Amaz!ng Meeting). For us, this was our 8th and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first one we attended in 2007. The theme this … Continue reading

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Beware of the satirical sites on the Internet

On April 7th the National Report published an article that said Kansas was pushing through a law in the state legislature to ban the show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Of course, I didn’t see it right away but when I … Continue reading

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Skeptic’s Look at a Skeptic Blog

This blog is also about Skepticism. My friend, Kitty, publishes a blog the Yankee Skeptic. She publishes guest posts on occasion. In fact, she’s published a couple of my blogs on her site. She’s such a nice lady and kind … Continue reading

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A Poem: God never loses at the craps table

This entry comes from a new friend. He is Reverend Andy and he wanted me to share it with you. Andy is new to Tucson and he’s enjoying the weather and glad to be here. He left New Mexico where … Continue reading

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Irritating a Critical Thinker

Ever heard a question like this? Question: What has four legs, two horns, gives milk and barks? Answer: Obviously, a cow. (I threw in the “barks part” just to make the question harder.) Is that exchange irritating? I’ve seen these … Continue reading

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